Print monitor

From SME Server

LPRng print queue manager

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The instructions on this page can be followed by a beginner.


Contrib 9:
Devel 10:
The latest version of smeserver-print-monitor is available in the SME repository, click on the version number(s) for more information.



Download the rpm and install with the command

yum install smeserver-print-monitor --enablerepo=smecontribs


Configure the sme8contribs repository before installing LPRng print queue monitor‎

install with the command

yum install smeserver-print-monitor  --enablerepo=smecontribs 
  • You should run this command
signal-event console-save
  • or
signal-event post-upgrade; signal-event reboot

Finish the installation

The post upgrade event and reboot are not required.


The print queue manager will control the print queue for each installed printer. The default install only allows access by the admin user, either to the server manager panel or via web browser.

In server manager select the item Administration >> Printerqueue Admin

For web browser access use the URL


In either case, you will be prompted for the admin username and password.

The usage of the panel is self explanatory.

It is also possible to configure the user manager contrib to have access to the print queue manager.


Remove (uninstall) the rpm with the command

rpm -e smeserver-print-monitor


Please raise bugs under the SME-Contribs section in bugzilla and select the smeserver-print-monitorcomponent or use this link .

11067SME Contribs10alphaRESOLVEDInitial Import in SME 10 [smeserver-print-monitor]


Only released version in smecontrib are listed here.

smeserver-print-monitor Changelog: SME 9 (smecontribs)

2016/06/13 Jean-Philipe Pialasse 0.0.7-3.sme
- fix missing AuthBasicProvider external

- thank you to Anne aka Ecureuil for providing the fix and testing.

2009/09/18 Stephen Noble 0.0.7-1.sme
- build for sme contribs

- rename smeserver-lprng-monitor