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10.4: Fix a CUPS remote printing problem
Authored by: justice on Jun 06, '05 11:24:36AM

This is an interesting coincidence. I'd been having the same problems printing to my HP LaserJet 1100 connected to my Linux system (running CUPS) ever since upgrading to Tiger. I finally beat my PowerBook and (newly acquired) Mac Mini into submission on this front this weekend, but I had no clue what I'd done that had fixed things. However, this hint clears up what happened, I think. Tiger, by default, does not consult NetInfo for name resolution, or else does it at some really stupid point in the process (like after consulting the name servers, which in my experience often returned results that they shouldn't be). After manually forcing the name resolution order to consult NetInfo before going to DNS and adding a host entry for the linux box, things started working. I guess I should've realized that it was what had fixed it, but I'd mainly made the change so that I could 'ssh erdos' instead of 'ssh', so the two things didn't click in my mind.

Thanks for this hint, as it gives me a reason for why things started working, and I'm sure will save others headaches. I'm not sure if there's a hint on changing the order in which name resolution is done, but if not, reply here and I'll either submit the method I used as a hint or post a comment here.

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10.4: Fix a CUPS remote printing problem
Authored by: pjdmd on Jun 06, '05 12:13:25PM

printing probs here as well.

I have an HP 3380. it prints, but now it takes 5 or so seconds for it to even come up with the print dialog box. no techie here, don't know how to fix, but I agree, Tiger seems to be slower in this regard.

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