Airprint from iphone/ipad on Ubuntu (xubuntu, kubuntu) – revised

OK I’ve done this already, but it’s even easier than I thought. I found this after reinstalling xubuntu and thinking about it for more than a few seconds.

It turns out that all the required libraries are installed by default, so :

  1. Make sure your printer is installed in Linux. It probably is, but if not this isn’t going to be very useful
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  3. Download the python script from here (copy the text, paste into an editor and save as airprint.py in your home folder
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  5. Mark the file as executable:
    sudo chmod +x ~/airprint.py
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  7. Run the python script with a switch to put the result in the right place :
    sudo ./airprint.py  -d /etc/avahi/services/airprint.service
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  9.  Edit your cupsd.conf:
    sudo nano /etc/cups/cupsd.conf
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  11.  Add “Serveralias *”  above “<Location />”  (without quotes)
  12.  Share your printer in the printing GUI
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  14.  Print from your iphone/ipad

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