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Printer Driver Download for OS/2 Clients

Create a share called [PRINTDRV] that is world-readable. Copy your OS/2 driver files there. The .EA_ 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 filename , map the name of the NT driver name to the OS/2 driver name as follows:

nt driver name = os2 driver name . device name , e.g.,

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.

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