[avahi] Re: Using Vendor Driver to Print from Mac to Avahi Announced Printer

Grandin Hammell grandin.hammell at gmail.com
Sat Apr 28 21:04:02 PDT 2007

It seems that the trick was adding txt-record entries for usb_MFG and
usb_MDL . Now I'm getting "Error:-9672" from the Printer Setup Utility. It
looks like that may be an issue with the Epson driver.


On 4/28/07, Grandin Hammell <grandin.hammell at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to set up my MacBook to print using the vendor supplied driver
> to my printer shared through CUPS and announced through Avahi. The printer
> shows up in the printer chooser but the vendor supplied driver is not being
> correctly associated with the printer. It works if connected to the MacBook
> directly and my HP Laser announces itself correctly. I've included the
> .service file I'm using below. The printer is an EPSON Stylus Photo 820 and
> I'm running avahi-daemon 0.6.17 on Ubuntu  Server (Feisty). It will print
> using the gimp print driver but the vendor driver is *much* easier to use. I
> adapted the txt-records listed below from Bonjour Browser and substituted my
> host and share information. Has anyone else had luck getting this working?
> Thanks,
> Grandin Hammell
> ipp.service:
> ===================
> <?xml version="1.0" standalone='no'?><!--*-nxml-*-->
> <!DOCTYPE service-group SYSTEM "avahi-service.dtd ">
> <service-group>
>   <name replace-wildcards="yes">Stylus Photo 820 @ %h</name>
>   <service>
>     <type>_ipp._tcp</type>
>     <port>631</port>
>     <host-name>tweek.local</host-name>
>     <txt-record>txtvers=1</txt-record>
>     <txt-record>qtotal=1</txt-record>
>     <txt-record>rp=printers/EPSON_Stylus_Photo_820_USB_1</txt-record>
>     <txt-record>ty=EPSON SP820 Series</txt-record>
>     <txt-record>note=tweek</txt-record>
>     <txt-record>product=(EPSON SP820 Series)</txt-record>
>     <txt-record>printer-state=3</txt-record>
>     <txt-record>printer-type=0xB006</txt-record>
>     <txt-record>Transparent=T</txt-record>
>     <txt-record>Binary=T</txt-record>
> <txt-record>pdl=application/pdf,application/postscript,application/vnd.cups-raster,image/png</txt-record>
>   </service>
> </service-group>
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