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Print to Mac-connected DeskJet 970 from Windows
Authored by: straz on Aug 31, '03 07:05:51PM

Sorry, this didn't work for me. I've got an HP LaserJet 6MP on a Farallon iPrint localtalk/ethernet bridge. On the ethernet I have a G4 which prints fine (over Appletalk) and a Windows XP machine.

I tried it without steps 3 & 4 and it works kind of ok. Printing from Windows XP prints normally, except every print job has an extra two pages; one blank and one with a postscript error:
"ERROR: undefined

I've repeated this setup at two different physical locations with two similar setups, both with a Mac, an XP box, and a LaserJet 6MP on an ethertalk bridge.

Then I tried it with steps 3 & 4 and it got worse.
I got a nightmarish system crash. A dialog in 4 languages says "You need to restart your computer. Hold down the Power button for several seconds or press the Restart button."

I tried this a couple of different ways with CUPS, both identifying the windows printer as a raw device and as an HP LaserJet 6MP, but either way the nasty crash occurs within a few minutes of setting up the printer.

Any ideas welcome!

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Print to Mac-connected DeskJet 970 from Windows
Authored by: straz on Sep 02, '03 12:09:19PM
Oopsie, a false alarm on the crashing part. The nasty crashes were caused by Norton SystemWorks, which I had installed around the same time.

I uninstalled Norton and the nasty crashes stopped.

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