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From: James <wireless@×××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Re: cups 1.3 -> 1.4 no more avahi?
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 15:13:26
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] cups 1.3 -> 1.4 no more avahi? by Michael George
1 Michael George <george <at>> writes:
4 > > http://localhost:631/
6 > 1.4.7. I have "Show printers shared by other systems" enabled. I
7 > notice that there is no more avahi USE flag for 1.4. I had that enabled
8 > for 1.3 and the Macs found the printer automagically.
10 OK so I'm no cups whiz, but, you may want to use the localhost
11 access from a web browser to cups on one of your macs and get printing
12 working on that one particular mac. Then either copy the files to the
13 other macs or individually set up printing from each system. Over the
14 last year, cups has seem to be a bit flaky and I just find it easier
15 to set up printing again rather than debuging the numerous issues
16 with cups. netprint/HPlip solves many problem with HP printers and
17 cups. I have no idea if other software is needed to compliment cups
18 for brands of printers that are not HP.
20 I have no idea why the printing access stop working, but, the
21 above suggestion should result in a fix for printing from your macs.
23 hth,
24 James