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Printing to Windows shared printers in 10.2
Authored by: puppetboy on Feb 22, '04 12:41:25AM

Using with Jaguar produced less than perfect results. The printer administrator failed to ......
1) show a complete URI with password and user name included.
2) Show the complete list of GIMP-Print printer types.

Under Jaguar I tried a large number of variations of URI syntax and none of them work. I have installed and reinstalled GIMP-Print and GhostScript.

Panther did not support printing to a Windows connected printer until I reinstalled the printer on the Windows machine ( WIN2000 ). I reinstalled the printer in spite of the fact that other Windows machines used the printer just fine befor and after the reinstallation.

I also want to mention that 2 weeks earlier Jaguar was able to print to the Windows connected printer and it suddenly stopped working. The earlier success was relatively easy to achieve and since the mysterious failure I have been unable to fix the problem. Jaguar Samba based file sharing has worked fine throughout. Windows machines have continued to use the Windows connected printer without problems.

( My printer is an EPSON CX3200 connected to a WIN2000 machine. )

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Printing to Windows shared printers in 10.2
Authored by: franky_phox on Sep 04, '04 09:43:34AM
I am printing over the network from Mac OS X to my windows print server using FAPA. I have created this workaround because I could not set up the driver for my Canon printer to print over the network. FAPA simply watches the directory c:\autoprint and prints everything you put here. As the Mac OS X printer driver can create PDF files, you simply create a PDF and save it to the windows-share folder. FAPA will then grab the file and print it. You can download FAPA here:

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