[Samba] Printer prints, but reports opening

R. Exterkate H.J.A.Exterkate at azu.nl
Wed Dec 17 14:54:48 GMT 2003

We have a samba 2.2.3a-12.3 for Debian running, and something odd in 

We use CUPs as linux print server. When we print from a w2k station, 
prints come out the printer, but the printer window reports a cycle of 

- initializing printer
- opening printer
- failed to open, retrying

what  can be the cause?

parts of the smb.conf:
                 printcap name = lpstat
                disable spoolss = No

        show add printer wizard = No
        printing = cups
        print command = lp -d %p -o raw %s
        lprm command = cancel %p-%j

        comment = All Printers
        path = /tmp
        create mask = 0700
        printable = Yes
        browseable = No

        comment = Xerox copier E0
        path = /tmp
        read only = No
        guest ok = Yes
        printable = Yes
        print command = lp -d '%p' -o raw %s
        lpq command = lpstat -a %p
        lprm command = cancel '%p'-%j
        printer name = lpe0xerox
        use client driver = Yes
        oplocks = No

Ric Exterkate, Department of Radiotherapy, University Medical Center Utrecht,
    Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX Utrecht, The Netherlands
    E-mail:R.Exterkate at radth.med.uu.nl  Phone:+31-30-2507156 Fax:+31-30-2581226

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