smbprint strange problems

Rogerio Brito rbrito at
Fri Aug 18 02:14:25 GMT 2000

On Aug 17 2000, Vasileios Zografos wrote:
> epson:\
>         :cm=Epson color printer on Prodigal via smbprint
>         :lp=/dev/null:\
>         :sd=/var/spool/lpd/epson:\
>         :af=/var/spool/lpd/epson/acct:\
>         :mx#0:\
>         :if=/usr/local/samba/bin/smbprint:

	Is that your exact printcap? If so, then you might like to end
	the "cm" line with ":\".

> for the problems.... when I try to print something from the
> linux machine.....via lpr it spools but it gives me a message:
> warning no deamon present. I can see that lpd is running but I dont
> understand.

	Well, lpd is actually a bitch to get running sometimes. I'd
	recommend that you log everything from lpd (tune your
	syslog.conf file for this -- sometimes, lpd is complaining
	about something).

	To see the problem manifest itself, run "lpc" and, while in
	interactive mode, type:

	> stop all
	> start all

	And see if there are messages about lpc being unable to
	restart the printer daemon.  I sincerely don't know how to fix
	this situation, and would really appreciate a documentation of
	lpd's parsing abilities.

	Anyway, one more thing you could try is to put each printer
	definition in printcap in a line by itself. Sometimes this

	[]s, Roger...

  Rogerio Brito - rbrito at -
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