I am running Mandrake 7.1 on a P-200, and W95 on a 486. I connected both yesterday using Samba, everything works fine with the filesystems. Then I tried to print on my DeskJet 710C. At the moment, I would like to keep it connected on W95, as the driver includes management tools. So I tried to print across Samba from Mandrake; well, after some little problems (need to use printtool and not printerdrake, also, printtool 3.44 has a bug : the configuration file /var/spool/lpd/lp0/.config which contains the user,password,workgroup and so on for W95 is created with the rights 640, so it inhibits smbprint for any non-root user. I just mailed it to RedHat, printerdrake correctly sets 644) it seemed that I cannot send anything. But I printed quite normally if the printer was connected to /dev/lp0. So I succeeded to get the binary data sent by ps-to-printer.fpi into a file : when I send these data on the printer connected (hardware wired) on Linux :
cat file > /dev/lp0
the data are printed correctly
but if I send them on the printer connected (hardware wired) on W95 :
copy /b file lpt1
it crashes some HP tool called HPFBKG13.exe (must be the spooler ?) then I must reboot W95 - and of course nothing was printed.
The HP CD version for the driver is 10.3