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osx lion – osx change printer ip address without adding new printer – Super User

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/29

From [WayBack] osx lion – osx change printer ip address without adding new printer – Super User:

Q

Is there a way to change a printer’s IP address in OSX (Lion) without having to add a new printer? I did find Printer IP Remedy, but was curious if there was an ‘official’ method.

A

You can do this in the CUPS web interface with the following steps:

  1. Open Terminal.app and run cupsctl WebInterface=yes. This enables the CUPS web interface
  2. Open http://127.0.0.1:631/printers in your web browser
  3. Click on the printer you want to change. From the “Administration” drop down, select “Modify Printer”.
  4. Log in with your local admin account
  5. Select the new printer IP either from “Discovered Network Printers” or add it manually with “Other Network Printers”. Make sure that you keep the same connection protocol as it says in “Current Connection” (for me, this was LPD).

Once you’re done with this, Mac OS X will directly print to the new IP address. There is no need to reboot or so. If you want to disable the CUPS web interface again, run cupsctl WebInterface=no.

The CUPS solution works splendid in MacOS as well, so there was no need for [Archive.is] Printer IP Remedy 1.3 free download for Mac | MacUpdate.

Without the CUPS web interface enabled, the web-interface at http://127.0.0.1:631/printers looks like this:

Web Interface is Disabled

The web interface is currently disabled. Run “cupsctl WebInterface=yes” to enable it.

After enabling it like the CUPS web interface wit cupsctl WebInterface=yes, you can see I have the same printer configured multiple times with different communication protocols and output languages:

Printers

Search in Printers:

Showing 6 of 6 printers.

Queue Name Description Location Make and Model Status
OKI_MC342_36855D OKI-MC342-PSO-36855D Office MC342-AirPrint Idle
OKI_MC342_36855D_PCL OKI-MC342-36855D PCL 1060NP-Office Generic PCL Laser Printer Idle
OKI_MC342_IPP OKI-MC342-IPP Office Generic PostScript Printer Idle
OKI_MC342_LPR OKI-MC342-LPR Office Generic PostScript Printer Idle

The first two printers were mapped by DNS, but the last two were mapped by IP address.

Changing the IP address was simple:

  1. Click on each link
  2. Select “Modify printer”
  3. Authenticate (only needed for the first printer change)
  4. For IPP: note the current address (like ipp://192.168.71.52/), then
    1. Choose “Internet Printing Protocol (ipp) “
    2. Click “Continue”
    3. Enter the correct ipp://…./ address (help is at http://127.0.0.1:631/help/network.html or http://127.0.0.1:631/help/network.html?PRINTABLE=YES)
    4. Click “Continue”
    5. Check the modifications (optionally change Description/Location)
    6. Click “Continue”
    7. Keep the driver
    8. Click “Modify printer”
  5. For LPD, note the current address (like lpd://192.168.71.52/), then follow the IPP steps, but choose “LPD/LPR Host or Printer” and enter a valid lpd address.

This is also the place where you can change “Default options”, like paper size (which – for all but the first – somehow defaulted to US Letter 11 inch, while it is actually filled with A4 paper).

At the end, disable the web interface: cupsctl WebInterface=no.

Related:

–jeroen

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Chris Bensen: macOS How to create an ISO from a CD or DVD

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/25

Yes, occasionally, people still use DVD or CD disks, so thanks [Archive.isChris Bensen: macOS How to create an ISO from a CD or DVD:

Put in your CD or DVD, Open Terminal, type:

ls /Volumes

Find the volume in the list, then type where /path/to/volume is the CD or DVD you want:

hdiutil makehybrid -iso -joliet -o Image.iso /path/to/volume

–jeroen

Posted in *nix, Apple, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Pro, macOS 10.12 Sierra, Power User | Leave a Comment »

ssh from Mac OS X to ESXi: “WARNING: terminal is not fully functional”

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/03/29

When connecting from my Mac to my ESXi rig, some commands (especially less) show this output:

WARNING: terminal is not fully functional

So I created this alias to connect from my Mac to the internal address of my ESXi rig:

alias ssh-esxi-X10SRH-CF-internal='TERM=xterm ssh -p 22 root@192.168.71.91'

The trick is the bold part: TERM=xterm (which you can also replace by export TERM=xterm; if you want future ssh sessions to use the same [wayback] TERM setting).

The reason is that the Mac defines the TERM variable as containing xterm-256 which is defined on the Mac itself, but ESXi has a hard time coping with it.

Some Mac OS and Xcode combinations had a problem with xterm-256 not being present ([WayBackmacos – Terminal strangeness after installing Xcode on Lion – Super User), but this isn’t the case on my system:

$ ls -alh `find /usr/share/terminfo | grep 'xterm-256color'`
-rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 3.2K Jul 30 2016 /usr/share/terminfo/78/xterm-256color

On the Mac you really want to use xterm-256color as it looks way better than xterm-color or xterm: [WayBacklinux – What is the difference between xterm-color & xterm-256color? – Stack Overflow (thanks [WayBack] Chris Page!)

It seems I already did something similar on ESXi itself to get esxtop working: ESXi: when esxtop shows garbage. That was on the ESXi side and works as well for this problem too.

However, it is a bit harder to have a script run during ESXi boot time that sets this, so it is easier to fix this on the Mac side.

It works for all OS X and ESXi versions I’ve tested so far.

–jeroen

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Many Mac OS X / MacOX / whatever versions: Unable to modify the volume with the keyboard – Ask Different

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/02/22

This has happened to me on most Macs with most Apple Mac OS X / MacOS / whatever versions: the built in sound controls for internal speakers and head phones fail to work (keyboard shortcuts and UI both fail).

The solution at [WayBackmavericks – Unable to modify the volume with the keyboard – Ask Different works, but be sure to require the kernel module steps:

open up a Terminal window and run:

sudo killall coreaudiod
sudo kextunload /System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext 
sudo kextload /System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacMini, macOS 10.12 Sierra, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Power User | Leave a Comment »

macOS DisplayLink driver downloads: 4.1 works fine with MacOS 10.12 Sierra

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/01/28

macOS DisplayLink driver downloads: 4.1 works fine with MacOS 10.12 Sierra on a 15-inch mid 2015 Retina MacBook Pro.

Downloads:

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Pro, macOS 10.12 Sierra, Power User | Leave a Comment »

 
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