[cups.general] Printing from Linux to OS X

Bill Moseley moseley at hank.org
Tue Sep 6 09:34:08 PDT 2005

On Mon, Sep 05, 2005 at 04:41:24PM -0700, Bill Moseley wrote:
> I'm a Linux user that was given an older PowerMac running OS X (10.3)
> and Cups 1.1 and an attached Epson Photo 870.  I can get the test
> page to print and can print from OpenOffice, but not from The Gimp.


>         Device URI: file:///dev/null

That was the problem.  I run lpinfo -v on the Mac and it reported the

  direct usb://EPSON/Stylus%20Photo%20870?serial=w44150006290707120

Updated printers.conf and it now prints from The Gimp (gimp-print) on
a client running Linux.

>     Why is the Device URI /dev/null?

Good question!  Why was it /dev/null by default?  Do files normally
get submitted as PS or PDF and get routed to the printer by another
route?  So raw printing is not supported by default?

Bill Moseley
moseley at hank.org

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