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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: brucedelaplain on May 25, '05 02:37:08AM

I just found this comment when looking to solve what appears to be the same problem. I have installed a photosmart 7900 series printer on my power mac g5 and shared it. After much research, I found out about connecting to the printer via a url that included a :631 (which seems terribly obscure to me. There must be a more end-user method also).

In any case, after installing the printer on my XP pc laptop as a network printer I tried printing, but every job goes into an "error" status. i found nothing in Help to explain the "error" status. But after reading your comment I went into a Terminal session (first time). I went to the directory and file you described and, sure enough, found the same error message.

Your comment says to modify certain files to allow raw printing and then to kill a daemon.

I'm uncomfortable with getting into the bowels of the operating system like this. Can you explain why this should be done? Also, I don't know how to do what you suggest (re modifying files and killing daemons).
Thanks a lot,

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