[techtalk] Can't print to NT printer

Subba Rao subb3 at attglobal.net
Thu Dec 30 13:35:50 EST 1999

I need some help with getting this NT printer setup with Samba server.
I think I have modified all the required files and don't know what else is 
missing. An outside observation should find the missing link.

Here is my /etc/printcap:

        :cm=NT printer :\

I have tried substituting lp=/dev/lp1
The /var/spool/lpd/lp/.config has the following contents:


Here is printer specific portion of smb.conf:

        printing = BSD
        print command = /usr/bin/lpr -P%p %s
        printcap file = /etc/printcap

        printable = yes
        printer = lp
        read only = yes
        guest ok = yes

I have restarted Samba and lpd(don't think it's required). When I issue
the print command,

$ lpr myfile.txt OR  lpr -Plp myfile.txt

the job remains in the queue and does not go to the printer. The printer
on NT is set to "shared".

Any ideas appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

Subba Rao
subb3 at attglobal.net

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