printing from Windows NT to SAMBA queue

Marcel Kunath kunathma at
Thu Jan 18 23:01:29 GMT 2001

u using lprng and hp printer with jetdirect?

i had same problem once. was problem with print command in smb.conf here is my
printcap and smb.conf printer stuff

# /etc/printcap: printer capability database. See printcap(5).
# You can use the filter entries df, tf, cf, gf etc. for
# your own filters. See the printcap(5) manual page for further
# details.
smurf:cm=Network Printer smurf:\\

        workgroup = SHADOWWARRIOR
        guest account = nobody
        keep alive = 30
        os level = 2
        kernel oplocks = false
        security = user
        encrypt passwords = yes

        path = /var/spool/samba
        print ok = yes
        printing = lprng
        printable = yes
        printcap name = /etc/printcap
        guest ok = yes
        public = yes

        path = /var/spool/samba
        print ok = yes
        printing = lprng
        printable = yes
        guest ok = yes
        public = yes
        print command =      /usr/bin/lpr  -P%p -r %s
        lpq command   =      /usr/bin/lpq  -P%p
        lprm command  =      /usr/bin/lprm -P%p %j
        lppause command =    /usr/sbin/lpc hold %p %j
        lpresume command =   /usr/sbin/lpc release %p %j
        queuepause command = /usr/sbin/lpc  -P%p stop
        queueresume command = /usr/sbin/lpc -P%p start


> > HELP!!  I
have setup a REMOTE and SMB
print queue on my > linux box.  The linux box appears via the browse menu in
> network neighborhood and I can select the printer, but when
> I tried to print from 2000 or nt4 O/S the following error
> message occurs when I tried to print via an application: "a
> startdocprinter call was not issed".  I also cannot print a
> test page from nt?  From linux server, I can print using the
> REMOTE print queue.  I have executed "testprns" and it
> indicated the printer was valid.  I just do not know what
> else to do?  Note:  I also created a guest account for the
> queue and set a SMB password.   HELP!!  I am trying to move
> all of the services provided on my nt server to a  linux
> server.
> JL Cox

Marcel Kunath


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