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10.3: Share a Panther printer with OS 9
Authored by: strickm on Feb 04, '04 09:43:20AM

This is a great tip. I was about to enable Classic full-time on my OS X machine, so I could use USB Printer Sharing on an OS 9 client to be able to print to a non-Postscript USB printer that was connected to my computer. While I am quite familiar with lpd printing, I would never had thought to use the Generic PPD for an Epson USB printer. This method made much more since for me long term and was much better from a performance point of view.

Thank you very much for posting this Tip.



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10.3: Share a Panther printer with OS 9
Authored by: jjaeggli on Feb 06, '04 01:33:31PM

Setup of a shared printer under Panther went without hitch, as the author stated. I printed from Outlook on a second computer (b) to an Epson Stylus Photo 1280 using the Cups + Gimp Print driver on the computer running LPD (a).

However, I can only print to LPD from (b) to (a). I would really like to print from Oulook on (a) to the LPD shared printer on (a). The printer is verified in Destop Printer Utility when set to the IP address of the ethernet adapter, but just sits in the queue. 127.0.0.1, localhost, and ComputerName.local do not verify.

I have a user with a Stylus C82, which is constantly failing to print under OS 9, but not under 10. I imagine this is a shared USB communication issue, and could be solved by using only one driver / os per device.



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