February 13, 2008

OSX comes with Cups installed, so you can connect on localhost:631 and add the printer on little-un, using Add Printer. However browsing and discovery of printers doesn’t work, so you have to get the correct address

Finding Correct Printer path

Log into the CUPS interface on your linux box. (My path was Right click the “Print test page” button and “Copy Link Location”

Use this to create your correct path (remove cruft at end first) Mine ended up being

With the correct path the printer installs easily and works from applications. You can also see the printer in System Preferences | Print & Fax, so you don’t have to use the web interface anymore.

Only took me 4hrs