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iPrint drivers for apple macs

Hi,

Having been a big user of iPrint to distribute network printers to
windows workstations, I have recently started at looking at using iPrint
to deploy printers to our apple macs, however i cannot fathom out how to
upload mac (*.ppd) drivers to the broker.

For example i downloaded the os x driver for a an hp lasrjet 4350
printer (from hp) which comes down as a *.dmg file when i run the
download it installs the software, however becasuse it's a mac i can't
use the add from system function, similarly i cant open the *.dmg file
on a windows pc.

How then can i extract the ppd drivers and install the drivers to the
broker?

I hope someone can help.

Cheers

G
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Re: iPrint drivers for apple macs

You should be able to extract the ppd's out of the dmg on a mac and then
copy them to the windows machine and upload them from there.

Cheers
Mark



On 13/3/07 11:10 AM, in article
ddkJh.176$eC4.141@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com, "Graham Clarke"
<gclarke3@gmail.removethis.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Having been a big user of iPrint to distribute network printers to
> windows workstations, I have recently started at looking at using iPrint
> to deploy printers to our apple macs, however i cannot fathom out how to
> upload mac (*.ppd) drivers to the broker.
>
> For example i downloaded the os x driver for a an hp lasrjet 4350
> printer (from hp) which comes down as a *.dmg file when i run the
> download it installs the software, however becasuse it's a mac i can't
> use the add from system function, similarly i cant open the *.dmg file
> on a windows pc.
>
> How then can i extract the ppd drivers and install the drivers to the
> broker?
>
> I hope someone can help.
>
> Cheers
>
> G


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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: iPrint drivers for apple macs

A good source of ppd files can be found here:

http://www.linuxprinting.org/download/PPD/

Paper size defaults are all letter and not A4 though...

Regards
IanB


On Mar 12, 10:10 pm, Graham Clarke <gclar...@gmail.removethis.com>
wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Having been a big user of iPrint to distribute network printers to
> windows workstations, I have recently started at looking at using iPrint
> to deploy printers to our apple macs, however i cannot fathom out how to
> upload mac (*.ppd) drivers to the broker.
>
> For example i downloaded the os x driver for a an hp lasrjet 4350
> printer (from hp) which comes down as a *.dmg file when i run the
> download it installs the software, however becasuse it's a mac i can't
> use the add from system function, similarly i cant open the *.dmg file
> on a windows pc.
>
> How then can i extract the ppd drivers and install the drivers to the
> broker?
>
> I hope someone can help.
>
> Cheers
>
> G



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Re: iPrint drivers for apple macs

ibelton wrote:
> A good source of ppd files can be found here:
>
> http://www.linuxprinting.org/download/PPD/
>
> Paper size defaults are all letter and not A4 though...
>
> Regards
> IanB
>
>
> On Mar 12, 10:10 pm, Graham Clarke <gclar...@gmail.removethis.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> Having been a big user of iPrint to distribute network printers to
>> windows workstations, I have recently started at looking at using iPrint
>> to deploy printers to our apple macs, however i cannot fathom out how to
>> upload mac (*.ppd) drivers to the broker.
>>
>> For example i downloaded the os x driver for a an hp lasrjet 4350
>> printer (from hp) which comes down as a *.dmg file when i run the
>> download it installs the software, however becasuse it's a mac i can't
>> use the add from system function, similarly i cant open the *.dmg file
>> on a windows pc.
>>
>> How then can i extract the ppd drivers and install the drivers to the
>> broker?
>>
>> I hope someone can help.
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>> G

>
>

Thanks for all the info guys, have been to linuxprinting.org and have
now got everything working just fine, even with A4 paper 🙂

Cheers

G
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