Posts in Category: Setup

AirPrint to an Ubuntu shared printer via CUPS


I have a printer linked to my Ubuntu server at home (sisko/10-ish), which is used for printing from anywhere in the house. It seems that the new AirPrint stuff in iOS4.2 can work with this, with a little jiggery pokery.

The links I have found on it so far are:

After following the above…

Sisko seems to have an issue with dbus and so is not appearing on the network ok – although it works for network printing from Mac OSX.

I also have a netbook running Ubuntu 10-something too – this seems to run dbus fine and appears on the network ok, but printing is not working…

Most importantly the printer shows up on the iPhone :)

Looks like I need to open up the CUPS security a little more…

Found this link which showed how to make OSX find CUPS printers:


cupsctl BrowseRemoteProtocols=cups

This link talks about amending papd config files, but doesnt seem to help:

[still not there yet, work in progress]

Wait a minute – its working!  It takes ages to send it from the iPad/iPhone, but its appearing on the printer – yay!

PS Sisko is mainly used for Time Machine backups –

PPS I found this link with a script for generating the avahi service file, will give it a try.

It seems to work – though just as slowly :(

My WordPress RSS widget – is not updating…

Wonder if this is due to my misconfiguration (probably) or the Twitter RSS feed does not update in real time (perhaps)…

Another iphone test

This time from the WordPress app :) – seems ok. iTunes reviews did not seem that good but reviews on Chomp were better :)

Testing a post from iPhone

Good night ‘tinternet

My very own Word Press site

This is my first post on my new site…