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appletalk_printserver_macos_and_osx [2018/12/06 17:56]
mabam [Adding the printer to OS X]
appletalk_printserver_macos_and_osx [2018/12/08 13:47] (current)
mabam [Share your AppleTalk printer to the network]
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 In the browser, click on "Add Printer"​ (this is only to trigger the authentication dialog -- you may have to do this twice until the auth dialog appears). Login with your username and password for the Banana Pi. Click on the "​back"​ button of your browser and then on "Find New Printers"​. After a moment your AppleTalk printer should appear among the available printers. Click on "Add This Printer"​ next to it. In the browser, click on "Add Printer"​ (this is only to trigger the authentication dialog -- you may have to do this twice until the auth dialog appears). Login with your username and password for the Banana Pi. Click on the "​back"​ button of your browser and then on "Find New Printers"​. After a moment your AppleTalk printer should appear among the available printers. Click on "Add This Printer"​ next to it.
-On the following page, you may amend name, description and location to your needs. Click on "Share This Printer"​ and "​Continue"​.+On the following page, you may amend name, description ​(which will appear as printer name in OS X) and location to your needs. Click on "Share This Printer"​ and "​Continue"​.
  
 On the next page, do not choose a PPD file (you want OS X to handle that)((It is also possible to have CUPS on the Banana Pi handle it. That is especially useful if you use the printer from more than one computer or if you want to use AirPrint (to print from an iPhone or iPad). If you want that, click the button behind "Or Provide a PPD File:",​ choose the file on your computer and click "Add Printer"​. Due to a bug in the PostScript interpreter of the LaserWriter 4/600 PS (and possibly also the Personal LaserWriter 320), it will only produce empty pages if the Banana Pi handles the PPD. This can be fixed by a workaround as reported at https://​bugzilla.redhat.com/​show_bug.cgi?​id=1304869#​c12. The first option there will use a different PDF to PostScript renderer for all PostScript printers handled by the Banana Pi (in case you use it for more than one), the second option will do that for a particular printer only -- if you opt for that, restart cups after you're finished. At this point the printer can be used by an iPhone or iPad -- our Debian system is automatically sharing it as an AirPrint device using avahi -- see https://​wiki.debian.org/​AirPrint.)). Choose "Make: -> Raw" and click on "​Continue"​. Then choose "​Model:​ -> Raw Queue (en)" and click on "Add Printer"​. On the next page, do not choose a PPD file (you want OS X to handle that)((It is also possible to have CUPS on the Banana Pi handle it. That is especially useful if you use the printer from more than one computer or if you want to use AirPrint (to print from an iPhone or iPad). If you want that, click the button behind "Or Provide a PPD File:",​ choose the file on your computer and click "Add Printer"​. Due to a bug in the PostScript interpreter of the LaserWriter 4/600 PS (and possibly also the Personal LaserWriter 320), it will only produce empty pages if the Banana Pi handles the PPD. This can be fixed by a workaround as reported at https://​bugzilla.redhat.com/​show_bug.cgi?​id=1304869#​c12. The first option there will use a different PDF to PostScript renderer for all PostScript printers handled by the Banana Pi (in case you use it for more than one), the second option will do that for a particular printer only -- if you opt for that, restart cups after you're finished. At this point the printer can be used by an iPhone or iPad -- our Debian system is automatically sharing it as an AirPrint device using avahi -- see https://​wiki.debian.org/​AirPrint.)). Choose "Make: -> Raw" and click on "​Continue"​. Then choose "​Model:​ -> Raw Queue (en)" and click on "Add Printer"​.
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