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    Member mzee's Avatar
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    Smile Chromebook printing problem solved.

    There has been a problem with printing via USB with Chromebooks. The pages were blank.
    I have discovered that Chrome OS does not use conventional drivers, but has a container (Linux) which relies on Data from a PPD file (Post Script Printer).
    You will find a PPD file amongst the software supplied with your printer. Download this file, and place it in a sub-folder of 'Downloads'.

    When you set-up the Printer, look for the 'browse for PPD' field, and set the path to the file.
    Works 100%

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    Default Re: Chromebook printing problem solved.

    Didn't have to do anything complicated with GDs chromebook, just went add printer, searched and it was seen (wifi) and that was it.
    Ex-pctek

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    Default Re: Chromebook printing problem solved.

    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    Didn't have to do anything complicated with GDs chromebook, just went add printer, searched and it was seen (wifi) and that was it.
    No problem with wireless & cloud printers. The problem occurs when an old printer is connected to USB.
    My printer is a Brother HL-2040 Lazer. It only has USB & Parallel ports. My main computer has Linux Mint 18.3 which has no problem with any printers.

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