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10.4: A USB Printing tip for Intel-based Macs System 10.4
Tiger only hintI have been wondering if Rosetta will work with PowerPC print drivers and found the following tip on the osx86project wiki page:
OSx86 has universal binaries for all its pre-installed printer drivers. However, if your model doesn't have a pre-installed driver, you might be in a bit of a sticky situation. The problem is, even if you download your printers driver, it won't be listed in the driver list! That's because chances are the newly added driver is in PowerPC architecture. To fix this, right click "Printer Setup Utility" in Utilities, select "Get Info" and click "Open using Rosetta." Now, when you restart the setup utility, it will load PowerPC drivers in the driver list, and your newly added printer driver should now be visibly listed! Enjoy! - By Takuro
For HP printers, follow above and just pick any HP printer even if yours is not listed. All of them use the same driver. HP has a unified deskjet driver for Linux, BSD and OS/2 so it is reasonable to try this with any HP deskjet. Specifically tried and worked with HP PSC 1610.
I have not tried this solution, as my new Intel Mac is still on order.

[robg adds: I believe this is the first Intel Mac tip in the system. I don't yet have an Intel box on order, so I obviously haven't tested this one yet, either!]
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10.4: A USB Printing tip for Intel-based Macs
Authored by: CajunLuke on Jan 24, '06 09:06:48AM

You need an "Intel Mac" logo, like the "10.4 System" logo on this hint.



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10.4: A USB Printing tip for Intel-based Macs
Authored by: Anonymous on Jan 24, '06 10:01:31AM

I got my Intel iMac and my Epson R1800 worked fine without this hint so I still have not tested it.



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10.4: A USB Printing tip for Intel-based Macs
Authored by: Genedoc on Mar 26, '06 11:46:50AM

This solution worked great for me. My printer is an HP 7550 and wouldn't print until after resetting the printer utility to open with Rosetta as suggested. Thanks x Million.

FYI The HP installer app did not have the option to open in Rosetta.



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This applies to Installer, too
Authored by: aardvarko on Jan 24, '06 02:02:11PM

In a similar vein, some Installer packages run a pre-installation program to determine whether they can be installed. If it's a PowerPC program, the Installer package fails to run the program altogether. The fix is to set Installer.app to open with Rosetta.



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10.4: A USB Printing tip for Intel-based Macs
Authored by: piper on Jan 24, '06 03:36:21PM

I submitted this question on another web site: "Will printers work out of the box on the Intel macs?" My question was rejected. Since then, however, I have setup quite a few HP printers on an IP network and one USB printer - all on an Intel iMac - without having to tweak a THING. Printers included:

HP Photosmart 8400 - bonjour
HP Deskjet 5850 - bonjour
HP Deskjet 5650 - bonjour
HP Laserjet 1300 - USB
Maybe one or two others, as well. I hope that's useful to someone.



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10.4: A USB Printing tip for Intel-based Macs
Authored by: HST_Ben on Mar 08, '06 07:45:47PM

I envy you. My Intel iMac connected to my brand new and about-to-be-returned LJ1320n via ethernet will not print (other than the Demo Page and HP JetDirect Configuration Page). The error message I get is "The process "hppostprocessing" stopped unexpectedly with status 13". I tried many combinations of bonjour vs. IP printing, generic driver vs. HP 1320 series driver, changing Printer Setup Utility to open with Rosetta, and still I get status 13. I am frustrated and not looking forward to shipping the unit back! Any suggestions?



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10.4: A USB Printing tip for Intel-based Macs
Authored by: rmolisak on Jan 25, '06 11:50:09AM

hi i tried this and i did not work for me.
I have new iMAC and I can not get Samsung ML- 1710 printer to work.
can somebody help me ???



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10.4: A USB Printing tip for Intel-based Macs
Authored by: scheshire on May 21, '06 09:56:25PM

I can confirm this works. I installed the HP Photosmart 230 drivers on my MacBook, but "hp photosmart" did not appear in the "More Printers..." menu. I then set "Open using Rosetta" for "Printer Setup Utility", quit and re-launched it, and then it worked. Note: I recommend you launch Printer Setup Utility by double-clicking in the Finder. When it's launched via other mechanisms (e.g. by clicking + in System Preferences) it seems, at least sometimes, to get launched as native Intel instead of PowerPC.



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