I’ve got an HP OfficeJet d135
with an LIO print server, but the HP printer driver does not work
under Mac OS X 10.2. According to this page, “Hewlett-Packard is aware of this issue and currently working on a solution.”
Even if it did work, I hate the HP-supplied print driver. Even
when it’s not doing anything, it eats a lot of CPU time. Since Jaguar comes with CUPS, a great Unix printing suite, I was able to find a workaround.
I was not able to add a non-PostScript printer with PrintCenter (/Applications/Utilities).
So, I went to System Preferences->Sharing and started Printer
Sharing. This started cupsd, giving me a CUPS administrative web page
I could visit: http://127.0.0.1:631. From there, I could add a new
printer. This went smoothly. I told it that it was a JetDirect
socket://192.168.254.149/ (your printer’s IP address will almost
For some reason, I couldn’t get the test page to print from the CUPS web
interface. However, printing from applications works just fine, and I have my CPU time back for important things!
Have you had any reason to mess around with the CUPS administrative interface? Did it solve problems or create new ones?