Printing Issue: Where is /etc/cups/printers.conf

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Maverick68, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. Maverick68 macrumors newbie

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    I bought a used Mac Mini (2.0GHz, 4GB Ram-seller bought in July '09) this last week. It has Snow Leopard (10.6.1).

    It started off with trying to install my HP printer that is shared out on a Windows XP machine. Originally when I turned on the Mini, I could see all the Windows machines (two Vista and one XP) machines on my WIFI network. I used the printer & fax function in system preference to add the printer (I could see it in the list under Windows). I sent over a couple print jobs, Mac shows it is gone, Windows machine shows the job in the printer Queue. Eventually the job simply goes away after 1-2 minutes with nothing coming out.

    I worked on it for a couple hours and then decided to try again today. I read several other sites that say that this may be a common/known bug. If that is it, then just tell me and I will wait for a fix/patch.

    A post on MacWindows.com said check to see that /etc/cups/printers.conf doesn't have a line "AuthInfoRequired username,password" - if it does remove it and retry.

    Where is that file? I searched using Finder and can't find it.
     
  2. calderone macrumors 68040

    calderone

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    System Files are not included in Finder searches. With that said, even including system files did not bring up printers.conf in my Finder search. So I will recommend something else.

    1. Open Finder
    2. Use the CMD + Shift + G shortcut
    3. Type in your path: /etc/conf
    4. You have arrived at your file
     
  3. Maverick68 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick reply.

    I tried that and it says there is no such folder/directory. Should I be worried?
     
  4. calderone macrumors 68040

    calderone

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    #4
    I typed the wrong directory. Just use the one you had originally. /etc/cups
     

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