[opensource] Wireless Printing

Brian Swaney swaneybr at opensource.osu.edu
Wed Mar 17 09:41:37 EDT 2010

They have a binary installer for the Macs as well. It probably won't be 
of much help. If they don't respond soon, I'm probably just going to see 
what I can find by sending a test page in Wireshark from Windows. 

Brian Swaney
Open Source Club at
Ohio State University
Website Administrator

Timothy Normand Miller wrote:
> What are the Mac instructions?  Macs use CUPS.  Worst case, you can get someone who uses a Mac (like me) to set this up so we can poke under the hood and find out what they did.  Brian mentioned something about drivers, but if we can do without a custom driver, then we can just imitate the settings.  BTW, I don't know anything about CUPS -- last thing I read about CUPS internals was from several years ago when ESR was complaining about major usability problems.  :)
> On Mar 17, 2010, at 7:03 AM, Michael S. Yanovich wrote:
>> Lately I have found myself in a situation where I would greatly like to print from my laptop while at the Science and Engineering Library (SEL). I have come across this website at the University that details how to print via one's "Windows" machine or "Mac" machine, however, as many in the Open Source Club, I run Linux on my laptop. I tried following the Windows guides and installing them under Wine, however, I receive errors that Wine can't find a "spooler" service. I assume, since I haven't used Windows in a while, that the Spooler service does essentially the same things as cups does on Linux.
>> I was wondering if anyone had any experience with trying the "Wireless Printing" on campus? Or if anyone had any insight on how to adapt this service for Linux users?
>> -- Michael S. Yanovich
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