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Trouble loading MAC drivers to iPrint Driver Store

Running iprint on SLES 11, v. 5.94 client. When I try to load MAC drivers to the driver store I get several different errors. When trying to load from an XP box (XP is going away soon) I can get as far as being able to select add printer drivers. When I browse to the location where my .ppd files are, they are not recognized and the location is blank (doesn't list the .ppd). When trying to load drivers from Window7, I can select drivers but when I try to load the .ppd I am prompted that the driver store is not loaded. I can upload other MS OS drivers without a problem. I have also tried the same process on Windows 8.1 but I simply get the prompt that loading drivers from this OS is not supported. I am using IE as an administrator.

What I have done is gone to both HP and Apple and downloaded print drivers. I exploded them on a MAC, then copied the .ppd.gz drivers to either XP, Win7, 8.1 as mentioned above. I then change the file extension by getting rid of the ".gz" Nothing seems to work and the documentation specific to MAC drivers is no where to be found. I have struggled with this for months. Before I burn a precious SR, does anyone have a hint as to what I am doing wrong?
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Re: Trouble loading MAC drivers to iPrint Driver Store

On 03/11/2014 05:36 PM, preinhar wrote:
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> Running iprint on SLES 11, v. 5.94 client. When I try to load MAC
> drivers to the driver store I get several different errors. When trying
> to load from an XP box (XP is going away soon) I can get as far as being
> able to select add printer drivers. When I browse to the location where
> my .ppd files are, they are not recognized and the location is blank
> (doesn't list the .ppd). When trying to load drivers from Window7, I can
> select drivers but when I try to load the .ppd I am prompted that the
> driver store is not loaded. I can upload other MS OS drivers without a
> problem. I have also tried the same process on Windows 8.1 but I simply
> get the prompt that loading drivers from this OS is not supported. I am
> using IE as an administrator.
>
> What I have done is gone to both HP and Apple and downloaded print
> drivers. I exploded them on a MAC, then copied the .ppd.gz drivers to
> either XP, Win7, 8.1 as mentioned above. I then change the file
> extension by getting rid of the ".gz" Nothing seems to work and the
> documentation specific to MAC drivers is no where to be found. I have
> struggled with this for months. Before I burn a precious SR, does anyone
> have a hint as to what I am doing wrong?
>
>


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Re: Trouble loading MAC drivers to iPrint Driver Store

Took a look at the TID and associated TIDs. I am running 5.94, not 5.92. Also, I tried to obtain the 5.90 version but I am unable to find it anywhere on Novell's site. Is this issue resolved with the latest SLES patch? Also, where is the best place to find a set of HP print drivers. I am not understanding why this is so difficult. Thanks for assistance
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Re: Trouble loading MAC drivers to iPrint Driver Store

On 03/12/2014 10:16 PM, preinhar wrote:
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> Took a look at the TID and associated TIDs. I am running 5.94, not 5.92.
> Also, I tried to obtain the 5.90 version but I am unable to find it
> anywhere on Novell's site. Is this issue resolved with the latest SLES
> patch? Also, where is the best place to find a set of HP print drivers.
> I am not understanding why this is so difficult. Thanks for assistance
>
>



the last part of the tid is important, the one that tells you to run IE
in a specific way or how to use iprntcmd to upload the mac driver
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