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Printing to Windows shared printers in 10.2
Authored by: haz on Mar 03, '03 02:40:29PM

This is how I got my powerbook(12") to print on a printer (xerox p12) connected to windows 2000 pro.

1) Install gimp-print and ghostscript. go here to get it http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/MacOSX.php3

2 ) Open up print center, hold the option key and press add printer. Select Advanced from the drop down menu and then from the device drop down menu select WINDOWS printer via SAMBA. if you do not see this option, which i did not do the following :

Quit print center

In a terminal window, enter the following commands:

sudo ln -s /usr/bin/smbspool /usr/libexec/cups/backend/smb
sudo killall -HUP cupsd

2) Once you do see the "WINDOWS printer via SAMBA" option, select it, enter the following address in the printer Device URI:

smb://winuser:password@workgroup/server/printer

winuser - This is the usesrname under windows
password - This is the password for the winuser above.
workgroup - This is the windows workgroup the printer is under. (If you have not changed it then it defaults to "workgroup"
server - This is the name of the computer or ip address
printer - This is the printer name

3) Go to the gimp compatability page
http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/p_Supported_Printers.php3
and find your printer, or a equivalant gimp driver to work with it for my xerox p12 i had to select a HP laserjet || series (i got this from the compatability page).

4) Select the correct printer driver from the printer model drop down menu, and click add!

Thats it, not that hard once you know how but it took me a while mainly because i was using the incorrect smb address and i did not have gimp-print installed.

Haz



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