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Old 11-28-2008, 11:22 AM   #1
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Ubuntu network printing on apple network with HP printer

I have a network with Windows XP, Ubuntu Hardy Heron, and OSX, and an HP LaserJet printer plugged into the USB plug on the AirPort. All the macs of course find the printer easily, but I can't figure out what I need to do to get the linux box to find the printer.

It does work when the printer is plugged directly into the box, so it's not a driver issue. I just don't know which settings I need, or indeed where the printer actually is on the network since macs don't seem to give up that information very easily.

I know this isn't the place to ask, but if anyone knows how to do the same with the XP box that would be great, too.

Old 11-29-2008, 10:42 PM   #2
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Got it working. I found this site: <> that may or may not work for some people. It didn't work for me, but maybe someone will find it useful.

I solved the problem by plugging the printer into the ubuntu computer and then just sharing it over the network. The other computers were able to see the shared printer with no problem.


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