Bug 43905 - Network Windows printer no longer works!
Summary: Network Windows printer no longer works!
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: printconf
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact: Brock Organ
: 37726 51621 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-06-07 21:32 UTC by John Nelson
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:33 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-09-16 16:35:47 UTC

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Description John Nelson 2001-06-07 21:32:32 UTC
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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.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.echo "hi" | lpr or similar print commands
2.nothing comes out of the printer
3.try printtool test page
4. nada


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
parallel port.

Additional info:

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.

Comment 1 Paul Johnson 2001-06-08 14:40:55 UTC
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.

Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2002-01-10 11:49:29 UTC
It needs to be fixed to understand backslashes as well as forward slashes, I 

Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2002-01-10 12:56:11 UTC
*** Bug 51621 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2002-01-10 13:52:58 UTC
*** Bug 37726 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 Tim Waugh 2002-01-25 13:56:53 UTC
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

Comment 6 Tim Waugh 2005-09-16 16:35:47 UTC
No feedback.

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