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The MacIPpi Rpi. The MacIPpi concept for Raspberry Pi.

History_SE30_Dude

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I found drivers for Linux and MacOS and the plan was to just share using cups once I could establish a connection. I'll come back to it at some point, I'm currently upgrading/cleaning up my home network.
 

NJRoadfan

Well-known member
The papd included with netatalk is broken with older LaserWriter drivers (and doesn't work with the GS/OS driver at all). You need to use LaserWriter 8 on the client side. The CUPS integration needs to be updated to compile against newer versions of CUPS as well. Once its "working", papd will automatically share any CUPS printer queues you have and cups-filters will convert the PostScript output from the Mac automatically.
 

reukiodo

Active member
I'm wondering if this could be adapted to a RPi0W, using the GPIO to interface with the Mac serial over AppleTalk, and NAT to the network using WiFi... Would the Mac serial port be able to provide the 5V power the RPi0W needs?

This would likely be the cheapest physical adaptation to get a classic Mac onto a WiFi network, while possibly providing more services also.
 

mactjaap

Well-known member
You could give it a try. Download my MacIPRpi image and go ahead. Keep us posted if you get it working. I always advice not to use WIFI because Netatalk doesn’t like it. But if there is a way…..
 

mactjaap

Well-known member
I like to give some attention to a very interesting development in Hacks & Development. The making of a totally new LocalTalk bridge. Read all about it.
 
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