printing problem with samba - win95

Posted on 1999-12-14
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Last Modified: 2010-03-18
I had a lan using redhat 5.2 on server using samba file and printing services to my win 95 nodes.
The printer was epson 9 pin printer.
Now I upgraded my Linux to RedHat 6.0.
From the printer tool under X the printer prints the test pages perfectly,
but when print job is given from the nodes the job simply vanishes in thin air. The spool directory remains empty, there is no printing from the nodes and windows also does not show any error message, nor does it show any thing pending in the que.

What is happening to my print jobs and what is the solution

Question by:kathotia
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lewisg earned 800 total points
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Troubleshooting tips:

Use lpc to stop the epson printer. Then see if the spool  files show up where they are defined in  /etc/printcap.

While the printer is stopped you can use the status command in lpc to see if jobs are making it into the que.

If you have the lines
  load printers = yes
  printing = bsd
are in you smb.conf file you could delete the offending printer, exit print tool, then use print tool to re-create the printer.

I hope this has been of some help.

Author Comment

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uncommenting the
printing = bsd in /etc/smb.conf did the job
Thanks for your answer

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