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Re: [Samba] Point'n'print support of various printer drivers (workaround)

From: Ryan Suarez <ryan.suarez_at_nospam>
Date: Thu May 13 2010 - 20:23:13 GMT
To: Roel van Meer <>

Roel van Meer wrote:
> ray klassen writes:
>> The problem is always when a printer driver makes a call to a windows
>> dll on the server which the linux server can't respond to. Wish the
>> driver developers would brain up...
> I recently found a tool by Cisco[1] with which you can compare and if
> necessary correct differences between printer driver installations on
> a local windows host and a remote samba host. It took me about 10
> minutes with these tools to get our previously semi-functional Brother
> drivers working like they should.
> For the printer in question (a Brother HL-4040CN) it could tell me
> some 61 registry entries were missing on the samba server and it
> kindly corrected that for me.
> It's too bad the tool itself is not publicly accessible.
> [1]
> oubleshooting/guide/PrntUtil.html

Wow, this tool was invaluable in helping me get the Xerox 7346 drivers
to work in Samba!


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