Problems wireless Printing w/my new MBP. Need some help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by BaronvdB, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. BaronvdB macrumors 6502


    Oct 22, 2007
    hi guys,

    I have my HP photo smart printer plugged into my time capsule. I never had any issues printing with my last laptop (MBA) but i just got a new 13" MBP and can't print. MBP sees the printer on my time capsule via Bonjour, but when I try to add it to my printers i get a dialog box that says:

    "type the name and password of a user in teh "_Ipadmin" group to allow AddPrinter to make changes."

    I have no idea what the "_Ipadmin" group is and i've tried all my normal user names & passwords but it tells me they are all wrong.

    Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks!
  2. DonMarkuso macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2009
    Same problem

    I have the same problem with a new 15"MBP 2.66GHZ connected via Ethernet! I would appreciate a hint... Is there something wrong with CUPS? Network?

    I suspect that the reason could be the migration form my old MBP to the new one via the migration assistent. I have migrated document & programs...

    Can anyone please help??

    Thanks, Markus
  3. webgoat macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2007
    Austin, TX
    it is an issue related to migration assistant

    type this into terminal and replace shortname with your shortname obviously

    sudo dseditgroup -o edit -n . -u shortname -p -a shortname -t user _lpadmin

    type in your admin password and then return and you should be able to add the printer

    *edit: in your post i see you put Ipadmin.. make sure when typing in the terminal command you spell it correctly, as it is a lower case L in lpadmin
  4. McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
    I have experience with my HP printers a driver update nightmare always there is a Mac OSX update.
    Check HP support website in case you haven't done that yet, or run an apple software update.
  5. Marx55 macrumors 68000

    Jan 1, 2005
    Wow! It worked here with Mac OS X 10.5.8 after such issue with the Xerox Docuprint N2125 Network Laser Printer - PostScript level 3


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