[Samba] Printing help from Windows XP

Rohan Gilchrist rohan at e-mailme.org
Thu Sep 2 01:05:34 GMT 2004

On Wed, 1 Sep 2004, Herb Lewis wrote:

> What is the output of lpstat -t on your linux system?
> When you print from linux what command do you use?
> It looks like you are calling the printer the wrong name in
> your smb.conf file. It must match "exactly" one of the
> names returned by lpstat.


Here's the output of lpstat -t

proxy[~]lpstat -t
scheduler is running
system default destination: lvl3-bw
members of class level3:
members of class level4:
device for hp-lvl4: ipp://
device for lvl3-bw: lpd://
hp-lvl4 accepting requests since Jan 01 00:00
lvl3-bw accepting requests since Jan 01 00:00
printer hp-lvl4 now printing hp-lvl4-10.  enabled since Jan 01 00:00
printer lvl3-bw is idle.  enabled since Jan 01 00:00
hp-lvl4-10              root             26624   Wed 01 Sep 2004 03:30:50 PM EST

After posting to the group, I figured that the printer name was not correct, and have
subsequently been able to print from Windows. One further problem has arisen though, and 
that is it seems for Windows to take a long time to let me select the printer and then print, 
resulting in the app appearing to not respond. Once the print job is sent, it is printed fine,
but it appears that printing to my users is "slow".

Any ideas?

Rohan Gilchrist 
rohan at e-mailme.org
0412 648 909

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