Airprint from iphone/ipad on Ubuntu

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In iOS 4 there’s a cool feature which lets you print to a shared printer on your LAN. The only problem is that I don’t use MacOS or Windows, so can’t run the Airprint installer. bah.

Luckily some talented bods have figured out how to make linux play nicely with Airprint, and after a few minutes of light tweaking I can print a picture whilst sat on the toilet. Awesome.

First off, follow this guide up to step 6
Next, generate the XML using the script from this page
Now carry on with the first guide

I also had to add ServerAlias * to /etc/cups/cupsd.conf – anywhere in the file will do. Without that the phone would say it had printed but nothing came out.

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