[Samba] Another printing problem...

Jeff Shipman shippy at nmt.edu
Mon Sep 23 16:00:01 GMT 2002

I haven't really received a response to this yet. The
lpr program works fine with %p and I removed my .tdb
files pertinent to my printer. Nothing helped. Again, I can
print just fine, but the spool doesn't open. I get a
"Failed to open, retrying" message. When I try
to connect to the printer to read the spool, nothing
shows up in my log.samba file. It's as if Windows isn't
even trying. Is there a known issue with samba 3.0?

I would really like to get this working. If anyone
has any tips, please let me know.

Jeff Shipman wrote:
> I'm now running samba 3.0-alpha19. I can get it to print
> now, but when you try to open the spool in Windows, it
> has the message "Failed to open, retrying" So, windows
> thinks that the documents are always pending and the
> printer on the systray never goes away.
> I was going to attach my log of looking at the printer
> in Network Neighborhood and then printing a test page,
> but it's too big to include here because it's log level 3.
> Log level 2 just doesn't include enough detail because
> it just has that basics essentially and no messages I saw
> indicated that there was any problem. For some reason,
> Windows doesn't want to open the spool.
> If you would like the log.samba file, please just send
> me an email and I'll send it to you.
> Here are the pertinent sections from my config file:
> [global]
>          server string = Samba Server %v on (%L)
>          security = SHARE
>          encrypt passwords = Yes
>          null passwords = Yes
>          passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
>          passwd chat = *Enter\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n
> *Retype\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n .
>          log level = 3
>          syslog = 2
>          log file = /var/log/samba/log.samba
>          printcap name = lpstat
>          os level = 34
>          preferred master = True
>          domain master = True
>          wins support = Yes
>          invalid users = root adm bin boot daemon digital field games
> gateway gopher halt mail news operator ris samba sccs shutdown sys sync 
> uucp
>          valid users = bonnie shippy nobody
>          hosts allow = 192.168.0. 127.0.0.
>          printing = cups
> [Epson]
>      comment = Epson Stylus COLOR 777
>      path = /var/spool/samba
>      guest ok = Yes
>      printable = Yes
>      print command = lpr -P %p -o raw %s -r
>      lpq command = lpstat -o %p
>      lprm command = lprm -P %p %j
>      printer name = Epson
>      use client driver = Yes
> Thanks.

Jeff "Shippy" Shipman     E-Mail: shippy at nmt.edu
Computer Science Major    ICQ: 1786493
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Homepage: http://www.nmt.edu/~shippy

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