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wastingtime 09-03-2008 11:01 PM

Connecting Macbook to a linux cups printer
I have a linux server connected to a local printer and sharing it via cups.

Other linux machines connect and use that printer

The Macbook seems to see the printer. I set the Mac up to use IPP protocol, it finds the printer. I then select the correct driver for the printer.

Wehn I try to print, the Mac's print spooler pops up and shows the printer online, idel. It starts spooling, but after a few seconds shows the printer as puased?

Meanwhile the printer is well, online can I can print to it from other machines.

I poked around and found postings saying you need to install on the Mac gutenprint 5.2. Done that, no visible change.

How do I configure the Mac to print to the cups printer ?

irishbitte 09-04-2008 04:17 PM

Try making a raw printing port on your linux machine, linked to the existing printer. Then install the correct printer driver on your macbook, and point the port to the raw printing port on your linux machine. Take a look at this:

mek1 09-04-2008 05:36 PM

I used this so OS X users to print to Active Directory shared printers, it might work for you.

wastingtime 09-05-2008 09:30 AM


Here's how to set up the server so it shares the printers

irishbitte 09-05-2008 04:07 PM

Thanks for coming back and sharing that! good for all the newbies out there when they are searching for info....

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