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10.4: Slow Print dialog - Terminal commands to fix
Authored by: fact0r on Jun 25, '05 04:07:21AM

Thanks for this - amazing.

My tiny contribution to this: a slightly cleaned up version of the commands to run:

First - you must be logged into the Mac as an admin user.
Then open the program Applications->Utilities->Terminal

You will then need to type the following commands:

$ cd /etc/cups
$ sudo zsh
<<enter your password when prompted>>
# mv cupsd.conf cupsd.conf.mybackup
# cp cupsd.conf.default cupsd.conf
# killall -HUP cupsd
# exit
$

You can then quit the Terminal application. Now have a go printing from any application!


Detail of commands:
("killall -HUP cupsd" - means send specified signal to all processes named "cupsd"; -HUP is the signal to send and means "Hang Up"; This signal instructs a process to re-read all its configuration files).

("sudo zsh" - gives you a temporary root shell so stops you needing to type sudo for every command. You leave the root shell by typing "exit")



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