Printer Driver Download for OS/2 Clients
Create a share called
world-readable. Copy your OS/2 driver files there. The
files must still be separate, so you will need to use the original install files
and not copy an installed driver from an OS/2 system.
Install the NT driver first for that printer. Then, add to your
smb.conf a parameter,
os2 driver map.
Next, in the file specified by
, map the
name of the NT driver name to the OS/2 driver name as follows:
nt driver name
os2 driver name
HP LaserJet 5L = LASERJET.HP LaserJet 5L
You can have multiple drivers mapped in this file.
If you only specify the OS/2 driver name, and not the
device name, the first attempt to download the driver will
actually download the files, but the OS/2 client will tell
you the driver is not available. On the second attempt, it
will work. This is fixed simply by adding the device name
to the mapping, after which it will work on the first attempt.