Jaguar Qs - wheel mouse & HP Deskjet printing problems

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  1. alex_ant macrumors 68020

    alex_ant

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    So, all of a sudden, going from 10.1.5 to 10.2.1, my web browser mouse wheel scrolling is ACCELERATED!! ARGH! This is the most annoying thing ever! How do I turn it off?!?!?

    Oh, and I can't print. I have an HP DeskJet 842C with the latest HP drivers (which are supposed to be compatible with Jaguar) but whenever I go to print something, the Print Center gives me the spinning blue candy cane on "Opening printer connection" and then stops the print job. BUT, when I print a test page using the HP-provided print utility, it works fine. Anyone else having this problem?

    Thanks,

    And DIE ACCELERATED MOUSE WHEEL SCROLLING DIE!!!
     
  2. cleo macrumors 65816

    cleo

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    Are you sharing the printer between two machines? I had the exact same problem with my DeskJet 920C when printing from my iBook (printer being connected to the iMac, shared over Airport). I was unable to cancel print jobs on the iBook, but I opened the Print Manager on the iMac, was able to cancel all the pending jobs, and everything worked fine from there.
     
  3. mischief macrumors 68030

    mischief

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    Thing to try:

    Use the HP installer to uninstall and re-install the drivers so they're "fresh".

    Boot from the Jag disk 1 CD and use the disk utilities to "Fix Permissions".

    We have an HP Deskjet 960C and a Deskjet D series multi-function and they both work via Rendezvous flawlessly after fixing permissions. Now if we just had an updated driver for the Designjet 500PS...... :rolleyes:
     
  4. alex_ant thread starter macrumors 68020

    alex_ant

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    First I uninstalled the printer driver, then I rebooted with the Jaguar CD and fixed permissions. I thought the problem would be gone when I saw that /private/etc/cups/printers.conf had incorrect permissions, but fixing that and then rebooting and reinstalling the printer drivers had no effect.

    The printer is not on a network - it's connected straight to USB port #2 on the back of the computer. I can always reboot into OS 9 to print things, but really... who wants to do that. :)

    Thanks for the help though,
    Alex
     

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