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:yinyang: Love the forum! I just got a PowerBook G4 for my lovely wife. I'm having problems with networking though. I have a wired/wireless network set up with my PCs, and our printer/scanner is connected to my pc. I tried to connect to my printer over the network, and I can see it, but I don't have any drivers for my specific printer nor can I print to it, I get an "Error while Printing" error. Any thoughts on how to fix this issue? Or do I have to get a print server?
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you may find some GIMP drivers for the printer in question. I don't think you need a print server. Also check the manufacturer's site for OSX compatible drivers; if not, search for GIMP printer drivers. My printer was not covered driver wise by Panther so I found a GIMP driver that covered it. Good luck. Keep us posted.
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:yinyang: Love the forum! I just got a PowerBook G4 for my lovely wife. I'm having problems with networking though. I have a wired/wireless network set up with my PCs, and our printer/scanner is connected to my pc. I tried to connect to my printer over the network, and I can see it, but I don't have any drivers for my specific printer nor can I print to it, I get an "Error while Printing" error. Any thoughts on how to fix this issue? Or do I have to get a print server?
What is the exact printer model? Also, you can install additional printer drivers right in Mac OS X from the first install disc.
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Sorry, I forgot to put in the printer type. It's an HP PSC 1510 All-In-One. I checked their site, and I tried installing their driver install stuff, but I think it's for direct USB connection.
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Sorry, I forgot to put in the printer type. It's an HP PSC 1510 All-In-One. I checked their site, and I tried installing their driver install stuff, but I think it's for direct USB connection.
I use the PSC 1610 All-In-One, so this shouldn't be an issue. Now you're saying it's connected to your actual network via an ethernet connection, right? Okay, pop in mac OS X Install Disc 1 and there should be something in there called "Install Additional software." Look specifically for the HP printer drivers and see if that helps.
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Sorry for the bump, i've been on vaca for a week away from my home network. So I got the disk and installed the new drivrs, but still canna get it to work... :bandage:
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