Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 43905
Network Windows printer no longer works!
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:36 EDT
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Description of problem:
I recently installed Redhat 7.1 and now print jobs are
no longer sent to the network printer. I use an HP 4MP
laser printer connected to a Windows 98 box running WinProxy
firewall/proxy server. The printer still works from the
Windows box and other network services do too... but when
I queue jobs from the Redhat 7.1 box, the jobs are removed
with 3-retries and never sent to the Windows box for printing.
I've gone over every setting in printtool and also sent test
pages from there. No go.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.echo "hi" | lpr or similar print commands
2.nothing comes out of the printer
3.try printtool test page
Actual Results: no printout
Expected Results: should have gotten a test page sent to the winproxy
box which would forward to the printer attached to the
It's almost certainly a "services" kind of thing.
Maybe xinetd.d configuration but I sure can't find it.
I list this as a high severity ticket just cause I need
this working and can't get it to work!
Appreciate some email clueing me in on what's wrong if
this is a configuration issue. I asked the forum on
Redhat.com but no one had any answers.
This is a smb configuration problem. I've found elsewhere in this site that in
printconf you are supposed to use / instead of \ in giving the address of the
samba shared printer.
Even after that fix, some postscript printers seem not to work, and I've
reinstalled RH7.0's printtool to make it work again.
It needs to be fixed to understand backslashes as well as forward slashes, I
*** Bug 51621 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 37726 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Has anyone who has had this problem tried upgrading to 7.2, and if so did the
problem go away? This looks like it might have been fixed after 7.1 was