I wanted to make the Brother HL-2030 printer which I connected to my newly Installed Debian server available on the local network via Samba. With the standard
/etc/samba/smb.conf the printer was directly visible on the internet. But the printerdriver did not default work. I then tried to install the cubs-samba (or samba-cups) package. But that also didn’t work.
I read on some different fora that I had to install the windows drivers on Linux. On Debian that should be in the directory:
/var/lib/samba/printers/W32X86/3/ So I copied my drivers from
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86 But that didn’t work at that moment.
I also tried thing with
/usr/share/cups/drivers/ and the command cupsaddsmb. But that also didn’t work. I searched some more on google.com and fount this links:
With the help of those howto’s I did the following:
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mkdir /var/lib/samba/printers/W32X86/ ( I removed it) mkdir /var/lib/samba/printers/W32X86/3 chmod -R 777 /var/lib/samba/printers/W32X86 (I know, it's unsafe but I later changed it back)
I added the following to
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[global] browseable = yes netbios name = basil hosts allow = 184.108.40.206/240 127.0.0.0/8 #use client driver = yes (Fucked things up) #log level = 8 [print$] comment = Printer Drivers path = /var/lib/samba/printers browseable = yes # read only = no read only = yes guest ok = no # guest ok = yes # Uncomment to allow remote administration of Windows print drivers. # Replace 'ntadmin' with the name of the group your admin users are # members of. write list = root, @ntadmin, leon print$ is the "Printers and Faxes on printerserver" in Windows. The only thing it does is making the drivers on the linux server available;
OK. It’ve succeeded now. I had some troubles, but I worked. This weekend I’ll post how I managed it.