Manually find printerdriver?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by tardwe, Jan 11, 2004.

  1. tardwe macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2004
    I have Panther and a Canon BubbleJet i865. I have no problem to connect and install the printer directly via the USB-port to my Mac. But when I try to install it through the network (when its connected to a Windows-machine) the trouble starts.

    Panther have no problems finding the printer when i´m browsing through the network to add the printer. But when I shall select "printer type" (I run a swedish version so please excuse me if I don´t the menu-names, options etc right in english) the printer isn´t in the list (as it automatically is when I connect directly through the local USB-port)????

    I searched on the harddrive to manually select the driver, but I can´t seem to find it. Anyone who nows how I shall do to install it?
  2. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    I had the same problem when trying to set up my HP DeskJet 3420. It seems that OS X simply doesn't support all printers via Samba (Windows networking). I had an absolute mission trying to get it all working. it involved running Ghostscript on the Windows computer and was an absolute nightmare. But if you're feeling brave (or have a death wish :p) the instructions are here. Those instructions were written for Jaguar, some of the steps can be simplified with Panther (eg. you don't need to set up Unix Print Services).

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