Lexmark X9575 / 9500 not working with Leopard

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  1. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

    Mr_Brightside_@

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    Hi, my new Lexmark printer refuses to communicate with any version of Leopard that I've used (I'm now at 10.5.3). First off, the printer setup utility has disappeared from Leopard, which is annoying, but the printer can be added over USB (it's also wireless but is not seen) from System Preferences, or any app by hitting Add Printers. Once added, however, the printer somehow crashes every program that tries to print. Installing Lexmark's own software ends with a message that reads something like "The software has been installed but the printer has not been added to the list" which is bizarre and frustrating. Using Lexmark's website, I've tried erasing the supplied drivers, then re-installing off the boot disks, to no avail. Does anyone have any fixes for this? Cheers
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    It is not bizarre at all. After you install the driver, then you setup the printer.
     
  3. Mr_Brightside_@ thread starter macrumors 68020

    Mr_Brightside_@

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    ... which proceeds to crash any app that prints.
    Next?
     
  4. poppe macrumors 68020

    poppe

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    Any update on this?

    We just bought a Lexmark x9575 and while printing from the USB is a breeze, the main reason we bought it for, wireless printing, does not work at all.

    I can detect the printer in System Preferences, but when trying to print it says that it is offline.

    If I try to install the newest Lexmark Drivers and run the install program, it then asks to detect the printer via WiFi, but through that installation pain, it can't see the printer on the network.

    Thoughts?
     
  5. Mr_Brightside_@ thread starter macrumors 68020

    Mr_Brightside_@

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    TBH, it was never my printer, I was just asking on behalf of a friend. Are you on Leopard or SL? I can't remember their solution: they either printed by USB until there were Leopard drivers, or returned it. Let me know ...
    EDIT
    Turns out after checking with my friend he found an unofficial, consumer created driver for Leopard. If you'd like I can inquire further about it.
     

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