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Almost working
Authored by: LaRoche on Sep 06, '02 04:50:59PM

I'm trying to print from my PC to the Deskjet 932 attached to me 10.2 computer. I've followed all of the instructions found on this site and it seems I am almost there. I was able to install the printer in XP, but when I print to it, nothing happens. No error, no nothing. Any ideas on what I could be missing. Thanks - LaRoche



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Almost working
Authored by: jjr on Oct 10, '02 08:50:38PM

I now have my Epson C62 USB printer hooked up to my Mac 10.2 machine and I
can print to it from a Windows XP machine.

Make sure that you have printer sharing enabled and the follow these steps.

1) Goto the following site and download the gimp-print-4.2.2-0.ppc.dmg and
espgs-7.05-5-0.ppc.dmg. Install both of these packages on your computer
and then reboot.

http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/MacOSX.php3

These packages install a large number of CUPS print drivers and ESP postscript.
You will need the postscript as CUPS works best with it.

2) After your computer comes up, goto http://127.0.0.1:631. This is a web based
CUPS administration tool. Click on the "Manage Printers Link", you should see
your USB printer.

3) Click on "Modify Printer", you'll see the Name and description for your printer.
Select Continue

4) Next you'll see a device page for your printer, In the drop down box, find and
select your printer and hit continue.

5) You will see a Device URI for your printer, the device textfied should have
something appropriate for your printer. Don't change anything, jus leave it
as it is. My Device URI was this:

usb://EPSON/Stylus%20C62?serial=LMK020206270839360

Don't make any changes, just hit continue

6) In the next window, select your printer make and hit continue.

7) In the Model Driver window find and select your printer driver from the list.
I used: EPSON Stylus C62, CUPS+GIMP-print v4.2.2 (en)

Note your printer name as you will need this info. Mine was Stylus_C62.
Don't forget the _ its important. Now hit continue

8) Now go back to the Administration page, then goto printers. Hit the print test
page for your printer and verify that your printer prints it.

9) Goto a your windows XP PC control panel and select printers and faxes.

10) Select add printer. You want to build a network printer.

11) On the specify printer page you want to select the bottom option to specify
the printer by its URL. I know that my Mac with the attached Stylus C62 printer
has an IP address of 192.168.1.2. Its always this because I manually assigned
it. So the Printer by URL is: http://192.168.1.2:631/printers/Stylus_C62

Enter your URL

12) Now you are on the page where you select your printer model/make. Irregardless
of what kind of printer you must select Apple and then Apple Color Laserwriter PS
printer. What we are doing here is using a Color Postscript driver. The PC will
send Color Postscript to the CUPS server on your Mac. Your MAC will then convert
the Postscript to the proper driver that you selected in step 7 above. This is
why we installed the gimp-print and the ESP postscript software previously.

Now from your Windows XP machine, print a test page and it should work.





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Almost working (Win98)
Authored by: jfg on Oct 29, '02 11:41:21PM

This most excellent and well written hint got me almost all the way there. But my PC is running Windows 98, so it would not accept an URL of the form:
http://192.168.1.2:631/printers/Stylus_C62
as a Window XP machine apparently does. Instead, I used:
\\\\Imac\\DESKJET_930C
where Imac is my rendezvous name and DESKJET_930C is the name of my printer.
It worked! Hallelujah!
(Note: these are backslash rather than division signs.)



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Almost working (Win98)
Authored by: jfg on Oct 29, '02 11:48:40PM

I tried to write:
\\Imac\DESKJET_930C
with two backslashs before the Imac and one before the DESKJET_930C, but the preview garbled it. So I added more until the preview look correct. Now it goes back to the original in the actual comment.
Sorry, I've never posted anything before.



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