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ahmad thomson
06-04-2007, 12:11 AM
I'm trying to print from my new Mac Pro 2 x 3 Ghz Quad-Core Intel Xeon to my faithful Laserwriter 8500 via my ethernet network - but nothing happens, however I try to configure it, with either the Generic PostScript Printer PPD or the Apple Laserwriter 8500 v3010.103 PPD.

Can anyone help me make that vital connection?

Thank you.

06-04-2007, 03:59 AM
GutenPrint 5.0.0?

Could be a problem otherwise.

ahmad thomson
06-04-2007, 12:09 PM
Thank you so much!

I downloaded the gutenprint software and it all looked a little complicated for the likes of me, but the release notes prompted me to do a Google search for: CUPS PPD Laserwriter 8500
which led me to:
which led me to:
and now my printer is printing.

Without your help and a little serendippity, it wouldn't have happened!

Thank you!


06-04-2007, 02:34 PM
Wow, good shot TZ. I never heard of the like.

06-04-2007, 07:30 PM
Used to be Gimp Print....I can never remember the newer name. A real life saver.

06-05-2007, 12:03 PM
They changed the name a while back (february I guess).


06-06-2007, 06:19 AM
I had a problem printing a pile of pdf's on my trusty old (14 years) HP LaserJet 4/4M - kept getting a "stacking error 1022"

Product Description:

Gutenprint, formerly named Gimp-Print, is a suite of printer drivers that may be used with most common UNIX print spooling systems, including CUPS, lpr, LPRng, or others.

These drivers provide high quality printing for UNIX (including Macintosh OS X 10.2, 10.3, and 10.4) and Linux systems that in many cases equal or exceed proprietary vendor-supplied drivers in quality and functionality, and can be used for demanding printing tasks requiring flexibility and high quality.

This software package includes an enhanced Print plug-in for the GIMP that replaces the plug-in packaged with the GIMP, and Ghostscript and CUPS drivers, as well as Foomatic data supporting the Ghostscript driver.

VersionTracker (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/15970)