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Print to Mac-connected DeskJet 970 from Windows
Authored by: dusk on Jan 30, '06 10:11:23AM

After a few years of trying some of these hints and not succeeding,

I had another go from my G5 OSX 10.4.4 connected to my HP 740c,

for my gigabyte ethernet networked windows XP sp2 (and a XP x64 one too!) machines to print to.

I tried Bonjour for Windows 1.0.2 with no success.
The OSX created print queue for the HP 740c would put all sent test pages from any XP system straight into 'COMPLETED' without printing - that was for a normal OSX windows share or a Bonjour setup share.

I was scared by the terminal SUDO type business, and opted to view the files in BBedit by using OSX's "Go to folder..." system menu under "Go" and typed in /etc/cups.

The resulting directory showed the two files "mime.convs" and "mime.types", looking at the code in BBedit (or any text editor i think)
I noticed that the lines were already uncommented, as needed.
I then went to the trusty firefox 1.5 browser and typed the address "http://127.0.0.1:631/printers" and got the CUPS printer administration interface.

Created another printer as instructed,
then added the new printer in Windows XP as instructed, and the test pages printed correctly through the mac to the Hewlett Packard 940c.

Hope this updated noob version of Hoosier_1701's fantastic instruction saves some of you the afternoon it cost me.

All this was needed because my amzing Apple Laserwriter 12/640 PS expired after a decade of trusty use - r.i.p.



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