Jaguar and Canon Pixma MX850 help.

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  1. trackpoint macrumors newbie

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    For reasons too complicated to explain I am using Jaguar 10.2.8 and need to find a driver to allow printing with the MX850. In some places the MX850 is listed as compatible with 10.2.8, and in other places not.

    Curiously there is a download for an MX850 firmware upgrade for 10.2.8, but no driver anywhere. Even a call to Canon did not resolve that oddity.

    Can anyone help?

    Thanks,

    trackpoint
     
  2. trackpoint thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Jaguar and Canon Pixma MX850 help.

    I appreciate it that a number of people have read this thread, but unfortunately there are no easy answers forthcoming.

    The thing that is confusing about this whole scenario is that Canon has a firmware upgrade for the Canon MX 850 that works on Jaguar 10.2.8, but provides no driver, nor apparent compatibility. That confuses my layman's mind.

    Also there is a CUPS driver that seems to be for 10.2.8, but there is no explanation as to what significance its installation would have for a system on Jaguar.

    In the meantime, I'm looking on craigslist for the same Canon Pixma 780, Jaguar compliant, that I foolishly gave away to a friend.

    Thanks to all Thinkpadders..

    Taichi
     
  3. mrchinchilla macrumors 6502

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    Do you have the Jaguar install disk? Under 'Optional' or 'Extras' it usually has printer drivers amongst other things.

    Edit: Just checked on my Jaguar install disks. On disk two there's a .pkg file entitled "CanonPrinterDrivers" which may have what you're looking for.
     
  4. trackpoint thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Jaguar and Canon Pixma MX850 help.

    I did as you suggested, in full knowledge that the mx 850 came out later than my Jaguar installation disk.

    Unfortunately, no go.

    Thanks,

    taichi
     
  5. mrchinchilla macrumors 6502

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    It would appear the driver is only available for 10.3 or later. I'd suggest upgrading to Panther or Tiger, or even Leopard. If I may ask, why is it that you're using Jaguar?
     
  6. trackpoint thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Jaguar and Canon Pixma MX850 help

    A fair question.

    I have a lot of important legal emails in my filing cabinet, and on new mail. Even though I have cloned the drive using Superduper, I'm worried about losing these emails prior to printing out, if I upgrade to 10.4 which I have on hand.

    Looks like Craigslist.

    Thanks,

    taichi
     
  7. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

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    your ~/library/mail folder contains that stuff :)
     
  8. trackpoint thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Jaguar and Canon Pixma MX850 help.

    Even if I'm using CompuServe software? I believe CompuServe has its own filing cabinet, and filing cabinet transplants are frequently unsuccessful.

    Taichi
     
  9. trackpoint thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Jaguar and Canon Pixma MX850 help

    The devilishly confusing part of all of this is why Canon makes a 10.2.8 firmware upgrade for the Canon MX850, but no driver?

    Confused in LA,

    taichi
     
  10. trackpoint thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Jaguar and Canon Pixma MX850

    I am looking into other options since I can't seem to find a workaround, but why has Canon supplied a 10.2.8 firmware upgrade for the MX850 if it's not meant to work on Jaguar?

    Curiouser and curiouser as Lewis Carroll would say.

    Trackpoint
     

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