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Shared Printer Isn't Working

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Jan 28, 2014 3:35 PM

Hi. I have a Xserve G5 that I recently purchased to be a iTunes Movie and print Server. The iTunes Server is working fine, but the shared printer is not showing up on my network, besides on the computer itself. I have tried printing directly from the Server, and it works fine. In case this would help, heres my info:

     -MacBook 13" Core 2 Duo as main client running Lion

     -XServe G5 running 10.4.11 Server as server

     -Cannon PIXMA IP4000


I know that is is on my network, as I can SSH into it and screen share.


Any Help Would be greatly appreciated! Thanks



Xserve, OS X Server, 10.4.11 Server on Xserve G5
  • Antonio Rocco Level 6 Level 6 (10,095 points)
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    Jan 29, 2014 12:41 AM (in response to Skyler Spaeth CG)

    It's going to be difficult to help as you've provided no details on how you've set up the Print Service on your server.

  • Antonio Rocco Level 6 Level 6 (10,095 points)
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    Feb 6, 2014 3:29 PM (in response to Skyler Spaeth CG)

    All this tells me is you have one printer queue. Pictures of settings in the Queue and Settings Panes would be useful.


    Some questions:

    Presumably this printer is physically connected to the XServe using its USB Cable?

    Have you installed the PPD/Driver on the client you want to print from?

  • Antonio Rocco Level 6 Level 6 (10,095 points)
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    Feb 7, 2014 12:32 AM (in response to Skyler Spaeth CG)

    What do you have configured in the General and Queues Tabs of the Settings Tab?


    Some questions:

    When you try to add the printer on your MacBook how are you doing it?

    What is your server's fixed IP address?

    Can you ping the Server on its IP Address from your MacBook?


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