Printer drivers and Snow Leopard: possible general workaround

Discussion in 'macOS' started by *LTD*, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. *LTD* macrumors G4

    *LTD*

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    If drivers for your printer do not show up in Snow Leopard, and there is no option for a generic driver (that you can use until original ones arrive), then you might be in luck if you've got your Leopard disc handy.

    Insert your Leopard disc, and then click on Optional Installs. Then in the next window you might have to click on Optional Installs again. From the new Window, select Printer drivers. Select the appropriate brand, and then install.

    So really, we're trying to use Leopard drivers here, moved from your Leopard disc onto Snow Leopard.

    If you're in luck, usable drivers might show up in your System Preferences, or perhaps a generic driver that will work.

    Best of luck!
     
  2. *LTD* thread starter macrumors G4

    *LTD*

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    So has this worked for anyone yet?

    It certainly worked for my Brother HL-5370DW under Snow Leopard.
     
  3. *LTD* thread starter macrumors G4

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    UPDATE:

    An alternative method, and potentially one that solves the problem completely:

    Visit the manufacturers website and just download the Leopard drivers.

    Now my Brother HL-5370DW has complete, fully-featured drivers, and I can print in full HQ1200. Including duplexing. The works, really.

    That was almost too easy.
     
  4. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    captain murphy? I was wondering where you went.. :D
     
  5. *LTD* thread starter macrumors G4

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    I miss Sealab 2021. Wasn't as funny after Captain Murphy, but I'll even take that.
     

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