Leopard printing issues

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by iHusky, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. iHusky macrumors newbie

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    I have a lexmark 1300 printer, and it was working fine before i got leopard. Now, whenever I try to print, it closes whatever app i was trying to print from. ie - printing a mail attachment, it closes mail, and pops up the 'mail quit unexpectedly' error message.

    I've already downloaded the drivers again, so that shouldn't be it, but i don't know what else it could be.

    Help please!
     
  2. snickelfritz macrumors 65816

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    Have you tried the CUPS drivers that are included with Leopard?
     
  3. iHusky thread starter macrumors newbie

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    im not sure what those are, could you explain?
     
  4. haiggy macrumors 65816

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    Dude,
    I have the exact same problem on a Lexmark 1400 Series....
    Sigh, it's getting quite annoying. It will sometimes work if you open the print manager and drag the file into the list, but that's a pain and can't be used for everything.
    I'm gonna guess it's an incompatibility with Lexmark's drivers... maybe they'll release new ones?

    Sidenote: I had to download the driver again even though I installed Leopards built-in drivers. It wouldn't recognize my printer or print. When I was installing the one that I had on Tiger onto my Leopard install, it said "You are installing an older version of software" so I just went ahead and did it since nothing else was working. It recognized my printer but quits every application..
     
  5. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

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    I'm not sure about the Lexmark drivers, but have you tried using the "Generic PPD"?
     
  6. haiggy macrumors 65816

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    Is that a driver?
     
  7. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

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    Yeah. Might work by going into print & fax preferences and clearing stuff, then re-adding but using the generic ppd as your driver. Might work (might not, of course...).
     
  8. haiggy macrumors 65816

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    I just went to Lexmark's online support chat and they said that they are working on Leopard compatible drivers and they will be released shortly.
     
  9. Mac4Decade macrumors newbie

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    CUPS drivers? Could you explain that? I'm having the same problem (unexpected quits in Safari, Word, etc.) over here on a G5 iMac with 10.5.1. Printing with the Lexmark 1300 worked fine before Leopard...

    ...Oddly enough, I can print over a network from a totally wireless laptop. :confused:
     

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