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    apple client to ubuntu printer server

    This shouldn't be as hard as it's proving to me =(

    Apple developed CUPS? What gives...

    Ok, here's the skinny.

    I got a Ubuntu 10.04 system setup with a printer.
    A. I can print to this printer. Check.
    B. I can print to this printer from a Windows client.
    C. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get a mac OS X 10.6.5 client
    to work. Argghhh.

    The closest I got was setting up Cups from the apple client, and printing a test page from the CUPS webpage. Nothing else.

    I have tried just about everything, forwards and backwards. I get almost always the same result.

    My printer pauses when I try to print to the server -- I hit resume, it pauses. It just doesn't complete a single job.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Anyone have any experience with this??

    thanks,
    matt

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    Re: apple client to ubuntu printer server

    I'm having the exact same issue.. When i try to print from a mac os x laptop it just says "error 603".. are there any solutions to this?

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    Re: apple client to ubuntu printer server

    Same issue here... and it used to work fine in the previous release of Ubuntu!?

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    Re: apple client to ubuntu printer server

    Originally Posted by hidesertmlb in the Server Section

    1- in /etc/samba/smb.conf ensure the following was uncommented in the PRINTING section in [global]

    load printers = yes
    printing = cups
    printcap name = cups

    added the following to [printers]

    use client driver = Yes

    2- restarted samba: sudo /etc/init.d/samba restart

    On the Win7 client

    - Add a printer->Networked printer
    - for the location, specified the printer via CUPS http. So in the location box, where UBUNTU is the hostname of the printer that's shared, and the shared name of my printer (Epson C120)

    http://ubuntu:631/printers/Epson_C120

    You can determine the shared name of your CUPS printer by going to your UBUNTU host that's sharing the printer, specifying the following URL:
    http://localhost:631

    Go to the PRINTERS tab, point to the queue name of the queue name of the printer that's shared, rt-click and display properties. This is the URL that will be used on your Win7 printer location, except "localhost" will be replaced with the hostname of your ubuntu host (in my case, "ubuntu").

    - specify print driver to use on your Win7 machine and print a test page

    regards

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