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    mounting printer driver in OSX 10.4

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    mounting printer driver in OSX 10.4
    Trying to mount a driver for HP P2055dn laser printer on a G4. Keep getting the message "New printer detected. Would you like to reload the browser?"/ Doesn't matter if I press cancel or OK nothing happens. I'm using a USB cable (not networked).

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    mounting printer driver in OSX 10.4

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    Setting up a printer is a two step process.
    1) Installing the driver software puts the driver software pieces where OS X expects to find them.
    2) Adding a printer in System Prefs > Print & Fax sets up a print queue, so OS X knows which connection type it is using, and which driver gets associated with that printer.

    Have you done those two steps?

    ("mounting printer driver" doesn't really fit this process.)

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    mounting printer driver in OSX 10.4

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    [QUOTE=gsahli;1371045]Setting up a printer is a two step process.
    1) Installing the driver software puts the driver software pieces where OS X expects to find them.
    2) Adding a printer in System Prefs > Print & Fax sets up a print queue, so OS X knows which connection type it is using, and which driver gets associated with that printer.

    Have you done those two steps?

    ("mounting printer driver" doesn't really fit this process.

    Very grateful for the reply. To answer: Yes the driver software was installed successfully. But when I try to add a printer in System Prefs> Print & Fax nothing shows up except the "New printer drivers detected" message. Am I missing some other step?

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    mounting printer driver in OSX 10.4

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    Thanks for a clearer explanation.
    As soon as you get that message (you may have to click OK or something), go up to the Printer Setup menu and find "Reset Printing System."
    Then try adding again.

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    mounting printer driver in OSX 10.4

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsahli View Post
    Thanks for a clearer explanation.
    As soon as you get that message (you may have to click OK or something), go up to the Printer Setup menu and find "Reset Printing System."
    Then try adding again.
    Again thanks Greg (I think I've seen you on another forum, hope I'm right and you don't mind. My mistake. It's my wife's computer and her G4 has 10.3.9 not 10.4 as I mistakenly said earlier. Too many Macs around the house (ywo with 10.4 and hers with Tiger (There's no Printing reset command in the Printer Setup utility that I could find)

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    mounting printer driver in OSX 10.4

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    OK, I would try repairing the hard drive using one of three methods listed here:
    Resolve startup issues and perform disk maintenance with Disk Utility and fsck

    Then try adding the printer again.
    I'm sorry, but I don't remember anything else about 10.3.x.

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