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Printing to Windows shared printers in 10.2
Authored by: atyra on Sep 26, '03 03:48:56PM

I am having a totally different problem, can anyone help?

My setup is a desktop PC running windows XP connected to a Canon i470D bubble jet printer via USB. I'm trying to print to it using my powerbook running Jaguar. I can get the mac to connect to the printer just fine, and even print to it. But there's a driver issue. Gimp-print doesn't include the driver for my printer, and while some of the included gimp-print drivers work, the type comes out distored in some way, either way too small or stretched across the page, etc. Canon, however, provides a driver for my printer, so I downloaded and installed that, but the only instructions they give are how to connect to the printer and install the driver via USB. When trying to connect via Samba, the installed print driver doesn't appear as an option under the drop down list (under Canon or otherwise), and I could chose "other," but I have no idea where the printer's PPD file is, whether or not it even has one, or what it's called if it does. I'm sure there's some solution to this. Does anyone know what it is? Please email me at if you can help. Thanks!

Andy Tyra

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Printing to Windows shared printers in 10.2
Authored by: jim5150a on Mar 02, '04 12:32:04AM

I am having the same problem... Drivers are loaded on ibook running Panther but when I try to network through WinXP Printer model is not listed.
Work fine when plugged into iBook but through XP is a no go.

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