Help with setting up Airprint from iOS device to cups-pdf (virtual printer)

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Help with setting up Airprint from iOS device to cups-pdf (virtual printer)

Post by zephyr707 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:04 pm

Hi there,

I've managed to successfully setup a cups-pdf printer on my linux mint 17.1 installation that is recognized by my iOS iphone device as an option to print to, however when I try to use it to print to a pdf it says it is connecting and then after a while it says that the printer is offline. I am able to successfully print a test page and also print from a browser on the localhost, but unfortunately do not have another machine to test network printing with.

I've searched around and it sounds like it could be an avahi and/or cups configuration issue involving broadcasting correctly and being recognized correctly by the iOS device, but to be honest, at first glance, it seem a bit over my head and was hoping someone on the forums could shed some light and/or point me to resources that would detail a solution to the issue. I'm not sure if this should just work out of the box with linux mint or whether there is a lot of hoop jumping to enable printing to a pdf via airprint from an iOS device.

Many thanks,
Z

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