[Samba] Why does the Win2K print monitor say Paused when prin ting?

Van Sickler, Jim vansickj-eodc at Kaman.com
Sun Jun 23 09:09:02 GMT 2002

If you're using LPRng, add :done_jobs=0
to either the .common section or
each printer's entry.  This will remove
the (retained) last job printed, and you won't
see it displayed as Paused anymore.

It seems that if Samba sees a job in the
lpd queue dir that has been printed, but not
removed, it shows that job with a status of

LPRng after 3.8.10 defaults to :done_jobs=1,
and Win2k always shows the last job printed
as Paused after it's done.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chad Edwards [mailto:CEdwards at SkyWeb.ca]
> Sent: Saturday, June 22, 2002 1:26 PM
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: [Samba] Why does the Win2K print monitor say Paused when
> printing?
> I am running Samba 2.2.5 on a RedHat 6.2 machine. I have the 
> printing setup
> using the spoolss functionality with the Win2K driver loaded 
> onto the print$
> share of the Samba box. When I print a document from my Win2K 
> machine, while
> the job is being sent, the Win2K print monitor (printer 
> window) say the
> document is spooling, but as soon as the job actually starts 
> to print, the
> job status is blank and the window title bar changes to say 
> the printer is
> Paused. Is there any explanation for this? The job does 
> actually print, so
> this is more of an annoyance than a problem. Any suggestions?
> Chad Edwards
> Samba Newbie
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