How to get my printer to work with Mac OSX Mavericks?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Ckar, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. Ckar macrumors member

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    If it doesn't include drivers and none of the supplied drivers that come with OSX aren't able to work, I'm not sure there's anything you can do
     
  3. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    I found a post on the dell site where someone got a samsung 1510 driver to work with this printer.
     
  4. Ckar thread starter macrumors member

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    Can you show me the link on the dell site? I don't see anything for Mac OS X Mavericks on the Samsung website.
     
  5. RV-ABZ, Jan 9, 2014
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    Dell do not actually make their own printers but rebrand/rebadge existing models from printer's manufacturers such as Lexmark, Samsung or Canon.

    Eg: Dell All-In-One 966 which is in fact a Lexmark All-In-One X9350 and for which Lexmark Mac OS driver work perfectly. Well, the wired/wireless printing works... but I could never get the wireless scanner to work under Mac OS though.

    In the case of the Dell 1110, the actual hardware is a Samsung ML-2010 for which there are Mac OS drivers...
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    I can't say if it'll work straight away after drivers are installed and printer added through Printer Pref Pane.

    What I can say though, is that in the case of the Dell AIO966/Lexmark X9350, the process to install the printer under Mac OS is to start with the Lexmark driver installation, then use CUPS Administration to add the printer. It'll never work if printer is added directly through Printer Pref Pane.
     
  6. Ckar thread starter macrumors member

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    The Samsung print driver only goes up to Mac OS X 10.7, does that mean there is no way to get the printer working in Mavericks?

    And what is CUPS administration? The link I clicked says "Web Interface is Disabled"

     
  7. RV-ABZ macrumors 6502

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    Only one way to find out if it works under Mavericks, isn't there? ...

    The CUPS error message is normal in the sense that it is disabled by default. Just open up a Terminal window and type cupsctl WebInterface=Yes. In fact, I think this is displayed with the error message, but I could be wrong of course...
     
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    For the price of a toner cartridge you could buy a new laser printer with Mavericks support. The Brother HL2240 is cheap & cheerful, but the networked ones often go on sale for $70.
     
  10. Ckar thread starter macrumors member

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    About the lack of updates. Turns out I didn't need to print out the papers, I just copied the files to my phone and showed them to others when needed. So for the printer, I don't need it to print (just yet). Maybe some time in the far far off future when I might need to print something I will revisit this thread and try to get my printer to work on my mac, but for now laziness and procrastination takes over since I actually don't need to print so why go through the trouble of getting my printer to work. I will save myself the time and trouble.
     
  11. RV-ABZ macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, why work when suckers can do it for me?
     

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