cannot see print queue from win 98

Philipp Poeml poml at
Mon Nov 13 15:44:40 GMT 2000


i need your help!
i have a running samba server here and print to it from a win 98
machine. this works very fine. but i cannot see the printer queue and
for example hold a job. why???
i logged on the printer share with smbclient from anotherlinux machine
and trid the "queue" command, and there also i could not see any qeued
jobs. but lpq -Plp on the samba machine shows all the jobs which are
please help me! any ideas?
heres some information:
I'm running samba 2.0.5a on a linux with kernel 2.2.7
The lpd is PLP which is supported by samba.

my smb.conf:
# Samba config file created using SWAT
  # from (
  # Date: 2000/11/12 21:29:19

  # Global parameters
          workgroup = FELSPOML
          netbios name = GROBI
          interfaces =
          encrypt passwords = Yes
          log level = 3
          log file = /var/log/samba-log.%m
          announce as = NT Workstation
          printing = plp
          print command = /usr/bin/lpr -r -P%p %s
          lpq command = /usr/bin/lpq -P%p
          lprm command = /usr/bin/lprm -P%p %j
          lppause command = /usr/sbin/lpc hold %p %s
          lpresume command = /usr/sbin/lpc release %p %s
          queuepause command = /usr/sbin/lpc stop %p
          queueresume command = /usr/sbin/lpc start %p

          comment = Apple Personal Laserwriter NT
          path = /var/spool/samba
          read only = No
          create mask = 0700
          guest ok = Yes
          print ok = Yes
          printer name = lp
          printer driver = Apple Personal Laserwriter NT

          comment = Home Directories
          read only = No
          create mask = 0750

Thank you for any help. This problem makes me crazy! I cannot find a


Philipp Poeml
Institut fuer Mineralogie
Uni Muenster
Corrensstr. 24
48149 Muenster, Germany
phone: +49-251-8333048
fax: +49-251-8338397
mailto: phil.poeml at

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