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10.4: A possible fix for IP printing troubles System 10.4
Tiger only hintIn my office, we use IPP exclusively for networked printers. This includes an older HP LaserWriter MV4 and an Electronics for Imaging Fiery X3E. When I installed 10.4, it took me half a day to figure out how to print again! Configuring IPP was easy as usual, but for some reason, the new printer utility is not generating the correct Queue Name value. In fact, it appears to be generating it from the 'Name' you give the print spooler on your local machine, instead of requesting it from the printer itself.

To make a long story short, I tried using HP Jet Direct for the HP printer and voila, it just worked. I left the queue name blank, and simply put in the IP address and picked the correct PPD. Then I went ahead and tried the same thing with the Fiery Printer ... it also worked, though I'm not sure exactly why or what was different about HP Jet Direct as opposed to IPP.

So if you're having trouble getting your networked printer to work using IPP, try using HP Jet Direct instead ... your mileage may vary.
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10.4: A possible fix for IP printing troubles
Authored by: spalmer47 on May 18, '05 08:06:13AM

I had exactly the same problem. In my case, Tiger saw the print server and the correct queue, but I kept getting NT_STATUS_LOGIN_FAILURE messages. Switching to Jet Direct did the trick for me.
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10.4: A possible fix for IP printing troubles
Authored by: locke873 on Jun 06, '05 05:15:39PM

I also used IP Printing with earlier versions of OS X. I did find a workaround for our setup using IP Printing and OS 10.4 with the print queue.

The JetDirect solution does work, but it's important that our print jobs go through a print queue.

We use Novell ZenWorks to manage our print queue. We also have iPrint setup. For example the iPrint url could be:
print.mydomain.com/ipp/office-printer

We don't currently use iPrint on the Mac OS so to make IP Printing go through the queue we use the following settings:

With Mac OS 10.3 and earlier the ip printer setup
host name: print.mydomain.com
queue name: office-printer

With Max OS 10.4 these setting needed to be adjusted to
host name: print.mydomain.com
queue name: ipp/office-printer

I also noticed that the "get info" feature doesn't properly display the queue name. It in fact converts the Printer name into a queue name. So if the above printer were named: "Laserjet Office Printer" get info would incorrectly display the queue name as: laserjet_office_printer even the setup name is correct as ipp/office-printer.

This may or may not help depending on your print queue server. I have no idea what changed between Tiger and Panther that requires this queue name adjustment.



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10.4: A possible fix for IP printing troubles
Authored by: appleman_design on Jun 06, '05 05:41:05PM

i use the ip printer under 10.4.1 w/ no problems @ all...
you have to supply ip addy and it just works...



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