Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Fedora Core 3 Now Available

More Goodies, will have to upgrade gopher now... Oh and I need to update Eeyore to MCE 2005 too :)

URL: Fedora Core 3 Now Available

Tuesday, November 9, 2004

Mac OS X printing to shared windows printer

I was able to get printing to work by making the following changes on my PowerBook.

Run the Directory Access utility.

- If locked, click unlock icon to unlock

- Select the SMB line (you do not have enable SMB, just configure it)

- Click the Configure... button.

- Enter your Workgroup name and WINS server ip address.

Install Gimp-Print 4.2.7 This includes more drivers for many different printers.

Run the Printers Setup utility

- Hold down the Option key and click the Add button on the toolbar.

- In the top pulldown select 'Advanced'.

- In the Device pulldown select 'Windows Printer via SAMBA'.

- Type in a descriptive name.

- Type in a Device URI using the following format: 'smb://username:password@workgroup/computer/printer' where workgroup is the workgroup or domain name (could be left blank if the same as set above), computer is the computer's name and printer is the printer's share name.

- Select the Printer Model to use, the ones with gimp-print and cups in the name will print correctly to non-postscript printers. You may need to search the net for a print driver to use, I have a HP PhotoSmart inkjet and there is no driver with it's name, so I searched and found a substitute driver that works fine.

You should now be able to print.

And now after all that is this how I print? NO, I use Dave from Thursby and it handles printing much better and some other things too. More info can be found here:

Lot's O new toys are out!

Konfabulator 1.8

No available for Windows and Mac OS X! very cool and works great

Firefox 1.0

The best browser by far, and as a bonus it runs in Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. See my next post regarding Extensions

Synergy 1.1.9

What can I say, one mouse and one keyboard and I control my Desktop/Dell Laptop/PowerBook talk about screen overload :)

Mac OS X how to uninstall .pkg files

I found an app that will uninstall applications that are packaged up into a .pkg file and installed via the OS's Installer app. For example Gimp Print.