[Samba] my printers are still paused in Win2k and WinNT 4.0

Van Sickler, Jim vansickj-eodc at Kaman.com
Wed Jul 17 12:23:29 GMT 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Shane Drinkwater [mailto:Shane_Drinkwater at pa-ucl.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2002 10:02 AM
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: [Samba] my printers are still paused in Win2k and WinNT 4.0
> Jim,
> I have placed the done_jobs in my lpd.conf and it didn't fix 
> the problem.

try done_jobs=0

(maybe the space between = 0 is causing it to be ignored?)

> How can the done jobs parm effect the samba system if the 
> queues don't list out any jobs to print???

If you look in your lpd spool dir, you'll see the last
job is still there;  LPRng knows it's purpose, but
samba doesn't...lpq will tell you that there are
no printable jobs, but samba sees it as Paused...

  I'm running OpenBSD, and putting it in lpd.conf didn't
fix it for me, either.  Putting :done_jobs=0 in the
.common section worked for me.

Here's a snippet of my /usr/local/etc/printcap:
.common:cm=Common Settings:done_jobs=0:sd=/var/spool/lpd/%P:mx=0:sh:lf=log \

hp4plus:cm=HP4Plus by Graphics PC:tc=.common:rm=


Maybe this will help.


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