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    Default Laserwriter 8500

    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.

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    Lightbulb

    GutenPrint 5.0.0?

    Could be a problem otherwise.

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    Smile Thank you

    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:
    http://www.sterpin.net/uk/cupsuk.htm
    which led me to:
    http://localhost:631/
    and now my printer is printing.

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

    Thank you!


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    Wow, good shot TZ. I never heard of the like.
    molṑn labe'
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    Used to be Gimp Print....I can never remember the newer name. A real life saver.
    "Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining." -- Jef Raskin

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    They changed the name a while back (february I guess).

    http://macgurus.com/forums/showpost....78&postcount=2
    Custom Configurations! Rad Hacks and Mods!

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    Lightbulb Gutenprint - 5.1.2

    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://gutenprint.sourceforge.net/index.php3
    http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...?group_id=1537
    Mac OS X FAQ:
    http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/MacOSX.php3

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