Enabling Windows printing on OSX, the tip-tip
<p>The <a href="http://www.macosxhints.com">macosxhints forum</a> has listed a tip for enabling printing to a windows hosted printer in OSX. In a typical AppleOS move, they hid the option in an Option-click. Option clicking the Add button in Print Manager was supposed to call up an enhanced “advanced” menu, with “Windows printer via SAMBA” as an option. But alas, it wasn’t there when I tried it. But last night I found the tip to make the tip work. Run the following two commands from a terminal window: </p> <p>sudo ln -s /usr/bin/smbspool /usr/libexec/cups/backend/smb <br />
sudo killall -HUP cupsd
<p>Next time you run Print Manager, the option will be there, and you can proceed with the rest of the directions. Here’s a link to the <a href="http://groups.google.com/groups?q=%22Windows+printer+via+samba%22+OS+X&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&selm=wayne.morris-AF0ABC.20483304112002%40shawnews.wp.shawcable.net&rnum=1">tip to make the tip work</a>. Have fun! </p>
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