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The first maintenance update for Snow Leopard, Apple's latest operating system, was released Thursday afternoon, less than two weeks after the software's debut.

According to Apple, the 71.47MB update "includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac." It is available via Software Update or direct download from Apple.

According to the release notes, Mac OS X 10.6.1:

Improves compatibility with some Sierra Wireless 3G modems

Addresses an issue in which some printer compatibility drivers might not appear properly in the Add Printer browser

Addresses an issue that might cause DVD playback to stop unexpectedly

Addresses an issue that might make it difficult to remove an item from the Dock

Resolves an issue in which the Command-Option-T keyboard shortcut would sometimes bring up the special characters menu in applications such as Mail and TextEdit

Addresses instances in which auto account setup in Mail might not work

Resolves issues when sending mail with certain SMTP servers

Addresses an issue in which Motion 4 could become unresponsive

Includes an update to Adobe Flash Player plug-in version 10.0.32.18
Also released Thursday was Mac OS X Server 10.6.1. The 71.57MB download is also available for download from Apple. The update includes improved reliability of services using Grand Central Dispatch, and a fix for duplicate serial number alerts on servers with multiple network interfaces.

Apple's older operating systems also received security updates. Security Update 2009-005 is available for Leopard Server (93.1MB), Leopard (93.14MB), Tiger Server (206.43MB), Tiger Server Power PC (132.53MB), and Tiger Intel (169.75MB).

Also issued Thursday was iMac Graphics Firmware Update 1.0.2. The update applies to iMac computers with an ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro or ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT graphics card running Mac OS X 10.5.2 or later. It updates the graphics card firmware to improve system stability.

Finally, Apple also released an update for Apple RAID Card firmware. The 26.12MB download:

Improves reliability during startup and power loss recovery.

Addresses a potential issue when rebuilding a degraded RAID 5.

Resolves an issue that can fill the on-board flash file system.

Improves battery handling and reporting.

Improves compatibility with Mac OS X v10.6 and Mac OS X Server v10.6.
post #2 of 89
Wow. I think that was the fastest update in Apple's history
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Well considering they have had about 5 weeks to work on it, but yes it was pretty quick to get it out there. However I feel that .2 will take a lot longer to release.
post #4 of 89
Well, my Canon Imageclass MF4150 is still broken. Guess I'm going to downgrade to 10.5 until it works with 10.6 as Leo Laporte said...!
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Originally Posted by ghostface147 View Post

Well considering they have had about 5 weeks to work on it, but yes it was pretty quick to get it out there. However I feel that .2 will take a lot longer to release.

Yeah, you are probably gonna be right on that one.
post #6 of 89
I installed the update a few hours ago and I had not a single crash of Photoshop or Dreamweaver since then. Before the install they were all over the place... It might be a bit premature, but Apple might as well have fixed this issue without writing about it. Let's hope that it is really more stable now and not just a lucky accident.
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Frustrating.

My Canon IPF5100, which us an Ethernet printer works fine.

My HP CLS8500N, also a network model, doesn't.

The Canon worked with 10.6 as well.

All my USB printers work, though I had to add a driver from Apple's list, though the correct driver was installed for my Samsung SCX-4521F.

All the printers I have show up in the print dialog box and the add printer window except the HP.

The only way to add the HP is through the IP printing menu. I've never had to do that before. But even after it's added, and set up, which works well, it pauses when a job is sent, because it says that it can't find the printer. The driver will resume when I delete the job. I don't understand why it won;t see the printer as the Ethernet lights on the router and printer are on, showing that it's recognized by the network. When I plug the cable into the second Ethernet port on the Mac Pro, it till doesn't see it. This is odd.
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Originally Posted by nblavoie View Post

Well, my Canon Imageclass MF4150 is still broken. Guess I'm going to downgrade to 10.5 until it works with 10.6 as Leo Laporte said...!

The printing via airport express (to an hp officejet in my case) is still not fixed in 6.1.
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Originally Posted by nblavoie View Post

Well, my Canon Imageclass MF4150 is still broken. Guess I'm going to downgrade to 10.5 until it works with 10.6 as Leo Laporte said...!

Why would expect Apple to make your Canon printer work? Isn't that Canon's responsibility?
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Originally Posted by Whimsical View Post

I installed the update a few hours ago and I had not a single crash of Photoshop or Dreamweaver since then. Before the install they were all over the place... It might be a bit premature, but Apple might as well have fixed this issue without writing about it. Let's hope that it is really more stable now and not just a lucky accident.

Highly doubtful. Lucky accident is much more likely.
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Firefox auto-updated and warned me I needed to update Adobe Flash (again, I just did it last week) before I ran the Software Update.

So Apple must have thrown in a few easy bug fixes with the last update to include Flash.




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post #12 of 89
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Originally Posted by lkrupp View Post

Why would expect Apple to make your Canon printer work? Isn't that Canon's responsibility?

Apple has committed to having these printers work.

This is even to the point of installing drivers themselves. I went to HP's site where I can find the latest driver for my now older printer. This time when I went there, it said that no drivers were needed, as it was taken care of by Apple.

The drivers for many printers are in Apple's software. All the drivers for my HP CLS 8500N are there, but it doesn't help.

Apple farked something, and they have to fix it.
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My HP CLS8500N, also a network model, doesnt.
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The only way to add the HP is through the IP printing menu. I've never had to do that before. But even after it's added, and set up, which works well, it pauses when a job is sent, because it says that it can't find the printer. The driver will resume when I delete the job. I don't understand why it won;t see the printer as the Ethernet lights on the router and printer are on, showing that it's recognized by the network. When I plug the cable into the second Ethernet port on the Mac Pro, it till doesn't see it. This is odd.

Could this be a case of conflicting KEXTs since you were previously using HP drivers over Apples since the ones supplied by HP were better?
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post #14 of 89
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Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

Could this be a case of conflicting KEXTs since you were previously using HP drivers over Apple’s since the ones supplied by HP were better?

http://forums.appleinsider.com/showp...1&postcount=31

I don't see how. When updating to 10.6, all conflicting drivers are removed, supposedly.

Besides I then manually edited this after I had a problem. It's now using Apple's drivers, or at least, the drivers that HP supplied Apple.

It should see the printer no matter what. The fact that it doesn't is disturbing.

All the Canon drivers are Canon's.
post #15 of 89
Unfortunately, performance is even lower than 10.6.0 as measured by Xbench. Open GL is 1% even slower or more than double less than Leopard .

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post #16 of 89
Well I guess Tiger isn't quite dead yet. Seeing how quite this 10.6.1 release was, I guess it's still possible for Leopard to get 10.5.9 with the next 10.6.2 since Tiger got 10.4.11 when Leopard got 10.5.1.
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Originally Posted by Mario View Post

Unfortunately, performance is even lower than 10.6.0 as measured by Xbench. Open GL is 1% even slower or more than double less than Leopard .

What does "double less than Leopard" mean?
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Originally Posted by ltcommander.data View Post

Well I guess Tiger isn't quite dead yet. Seeing how quite this 10.6.1 release was, I guess it's still possible for Leopard to get 10.5.9 with the next 10.6.2 since Tiger got 10.4.11 when Leopard got 10.5.1.

10.5.8 was dragged out for a considerably long time with many, many Betas, and there has been no 10.5.9 Betas since the 10.5.8 release, so Im guessing that security and app updates are the only thing Leopard users can look forward to at this point.
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post #19 of 89
I've installed Mac OS X 10.6.1. Still a few minor quirks for me.

I have a Samsung ML-2850D laser printer. Samsung did update the driver at Mac OS X 10.6.0, and the printer prints OK. But the Smart Panel portion for the desktop still generates errors, which I can see in the Console. Not a big problem, and you can exit Smart Panel to kill that process. I guess Samsung will eventually port those panels to the Cocoa frameworks.

I use Zoom all the time, and I see a quirk there. My iMac has a ATI Radeon HD 2600 video card. The Zoom works, except that if you do a mouse click on a window portion (not an input field), a sudden re-positioning of the window can occur.

I've also discovered that AppleScript applications may need to be recompiled. I had a script that needed Rosetta to be executed! A recompile fixed that.

But basically, I'm pleased with Snow Leopard. I would expect that Mac OS X 10.6.2 to have a much bigger set of bug fixes reflecting customer experiences in the field.

Edit: There is firmware posted today for the Radeon HD 2600 Pro and Radeon HD 2400 XT for some iMac models. I downloaded it, and tried to install, but got a message that my model iMac didn't need it. Still getting unexpected window re-positioning with Zoom.

2nd edit: Re: Samsung Smart Panel for printer…apparently Samsung updated the drivers but not the Smart Panel for SL. Resolved problem by going to adm. account and System Preferences > Accounts > Login Items and deleted 'SPanel'. That resolved the crashes that showed up on the console log and removed the Smart Panel icon on the desktop menu bar. Re: inability to install firmware…Apple's documentation about the firmware update for graphic cards was apparently too broad, causing the futile attempts to install by a lot of people (including me).

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post #20 of 89
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Originally Posted by melgross View Post

What does "double less than Leopard" mean?

Well, it means I got distracted . I meant to say (as you probably guessed) it's less than half the performance of Leopard.

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Originally Posted by Mario View Post

Well, it means I got distracted . I meant to say (as you probably guessed) it's less than half the performance of Leopard.

The numbers are less than half?

Can you give some Leopard numbers and some SN numbers?
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Originally Posted by melgross View Post

The numbers are less than half?

Can you give some Leopard numbers and some SN numbers?

Sure. Here is the test done with Leopard 10.5.8 (Mac Pro specs in my signature):

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Results252.74
System Info
Xbench Version1.3
System Version10.5.8 (9L30)
Physical RAM32768 MB
ModelMacPro3,1
Drive TypeWDC WD3200AAJS-41VWA0
CPU Test190.72
GCD Loop327.9617.29 Mops/sec
Floating Point Basic160.633.82 Gflop/sec
vecLib FFT134.164.43 Gflop/sec
Floating Point Library235.5741.02 Mops/sec
Thread Test830.59
Computation1124.1922.77 Mops/sec, 4 threads
Lock Contention658.5928.33 Mlocks/sec, 4 threads
Memory Test202.30
System284.32
Allocate314.731.16 Malloc/sec
Fill243.4911838.90 MB/sec
Copy306.076321.67 MB/sec
Stream157.00
Copy160.483314.67 MB/sec
Scale157.713258.27 MB/sec
Add155.893320.85 MB/sec
Triad154.073296.01 MB/sec
Quartz Graphics Test243.39
Line219.2014.59 Klines/sec [50% alpha]
Rectangle295.8688.33 Krects/sec [50% alpha]
Circle240.5619.61 Kcircles/sec [50% alpha]
Bezier235.665.94 Kbeziers/sec [50% alpha]
Text238.0614.89 Kchars/sec
OpenGL Graphics Test185.37
Spinning Squares185.37235.15 frames/sec
User Interface Test351.35
Elements351.351.61 Krefresh/sec
And here is the result in Snow Leopard 10.6.0 (with 64 bit kernel. 32-bit kernel results are very comparable, but not better).

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Results209.29
System Info
Xbench Version1.3
System Version10.6 (10A432)
Physical RAM32768 MB
ModelMacPro3,1
Drive TypeWD 5000BEV External
CPU Test199.19
GCD Loop329.5317.37 Mops/sec
Floating Point Basic159.063.78 Gflop/sec
vecLib FFT131.914.35 Gflop/sec
Floating Point Library314.5654.78 Mops/sec
Thread Test841.97
Computation1155.7323.41 Mops/sec, 4 threads
Lock Contention662.2028.49 Mlocks/sec, 4 threads
Memory Test213.36
System336.79
Allocate606.042.23 Malloc/sec
Fill247.6012038.67 MB/sec
Copy310.686416.90 MB/sec
Stream156.13
Copy157.243247.78 MB/sec
Scale157.883261.67 MB/sec
Add155.203306.02 MB/sec
Triad154.283300.33 MB/sec
Quartz Graphics Test216.11
Line192.8012.84 Klines/sec [50% alpha]
Rectangle237.3670.87 Krects/sec [50% alpha]
Circle204.4116.66 Kcircles/sec [50% alpha]
Bezier229.125.78 Kbeziers/sec [50% alpha]
Text223.2213.96 Kchars/sec
OpenGL Graphics Test96.71
Spinning Squares96.71122.69 frames/sec
User Interface Test356.31
Elements356.311.64 Krefresh/sec
Note that disk was not tested in either case.

Note also that after update to 10.6.1 I got:

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OpenGL Graphics Test93

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post #23 of 89
Wow, Apple's already released an update for Snow Leopard and I'm still waiting for super-slow Canada Post to deliver my install disk \
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Originally Posted by Mario View Post

Sure. Here is the test done with Leopard 10.5.8 (Mac Pro specs in my signature):

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There are many things you need to consider with that test. For starters, you are not using the same drive in the same location with the OS built on the same place on the drive. 10.6 is listed as being on an external drive. That is going to be slower than any 3.0Gbps SATA drive. Then you need to make sure the OSes have exactly the same things running, meaning no extraneous 3rd-party processes that could be affecting results.

Then there is the nature of the test. Xbench is rout with issues that may supply an okay starting point but one should never use it as conclusive evidence as to how well your system performs. Have you tried other testing apps? Did you use the 64-bit version of XBench? Is it even optimized for use on SL yet?

I see that the results for 10.6 beat 10.5 in CPU thread and memory tests, as one would expect. Id wager that the test isnt accurate for OpenGl and Quartz. There are other tests that show these have been well improved in SL and the tests were not using XBench so Id have to side with them.
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There are many things you need to consider with that test. For starters, you are not using the same drive in the same location with the OS built on the same place on the drive. 10.6 is listed as being on an external drive. That is going to be slower than any 3.0Gbps SATA drive. Then you need to make sure the OSes have exactly the same things running, meaning no extraneous 3rd-party processes that could be affecting results.

Then there is the nature of the test. Xbench is rout with issues that may supply an okay starting point but one should never use it as conclusive evidence as to how well your system performs. Have you tried other testing apps? Did you use the 64-bit version of XBench? Is it even optimized for use on SL yet?

I see that the results for 10.6 beat 10.5 in CPU thread and memory tests, as one would expect. Id wager that the test isnt accurate for OpenGl and Quartz. There are other tests that show these have been well improved in SL and the tests were not using XBench so Id have to side with them.

Sure, I'll be the first to doubt the accuracy of XBench measurement of say CPU performance (since it never spikes any of my 8 cores) etc. Hence this test is good as comparative test on the same hardware.

Which brings me to the next point. Like I mentioned speed of the disk was not measured in either test. Also, graphics driver is loaded in memory when the system starts so, disk performance should not come into play. Also, if anything my Leopard install has more things running at all times, unlike the Snow Leopard test which had nothing but clean OS X install and XBench on it .

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What does "double less than Leopard" mean?

Good to have you back, Mel.
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Originally Posted by Mario View Post

Sure, I'll be the first to doubt the accuracy of XBench measurement of say CPU performance (since it never spikes any of my 8 cores) etc. Hence this test is good as comparative test on the same hardware.

Which brings me to the next point. Like I mentioned speed of the disk was not measured in either test. Also, graphics driver is loaded in memory when the system starts so, disk performance should not come into play. Also, if anything my Leopard install has more things running at all times, unlike the Snow Leopard test which had nothing but clean OS X install and XBench on it .

This site agrees with your OpenGL tests.
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post #28 of 89
Leaping lizards I'm off to download it. Good job Steve and Co!
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Leaping lizards I'm off to download it. Good job Steve and Co!

Thank you HP and Apple! You've restored my faith in both of you in being considerate of the environment by not abandoning slightly older printers.
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Originally Posted by LighteningKid View Post

Wow, Apple's already released an update for Snow Leopard and I'm still waiting for super-slow Canada Post to deliver my install disk \

You, me and several others i know.

I'm beginning to wonder if Apple really shipped them. My promised delivery date was 3 September.
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Just to join in ... Snow Leopard Sucks!

My <obscure inkjet printer> won't work when it's connected to my <cheap network device from 1995> especially when I'm sending <obscure file type from five year out of date program> using Rosetta on my hackintosh tower.

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Just to join in ... Snow Leopard Sucks!

My <obscure inkjet printer> won't work when it's connected to my <cheap network device from 1995> especially when I'm sending <obscure file type from five year out of date program> using Rosetta on my hackintosh tower.


LOL! But seriously, we owe Apple lots of credit for distributing bug fixes as fast as they have. Anytime there's a major revamp to a complex operating system, we have to expect that the huge population of users with varied hardware and varied legacy software will uncover problems that are never discovered even in extended beta test stages. Let's count our blessings that we're not installing a new operating system from Microsoft!

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post #33 of 89
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!
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Frustrating.

My Canon IPF5100, which us an Ethernet printer works fine.

My HP CLS8500N, also a network model, doesn't.

The Canon worked with 10.6 as well.

All my USB printers work, though I had to add a driver from Apple's list, though the correct driver was installed for my Samsung SCX-4521F.

All the printers I have show up in the print dialog box and the add printer window except the HP.

The only way to add the HP is through the IP printing menu. I've never had to do that before. But even after it's added, and set up, which works well, it pauses when a job is sent, because it says that it can't find the printer. The driver will resume when I delete the job. I don't understand why it won;t see the printer as the Ethernet lights on the router and printer are on, showing that it's recognized by the network. When I plug the cable into the second Ethernet port on the Mac Pro, it till doesn't see it. This is odd.

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HP LaserJet, Color LaserJet and LaserJet MFP Products - Mac OS X 10.6: HP LaserJet print drivers

Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard includes HP LaserJet print drivers

Snow Leopard - HP LaserJet printer setup instructions

HP LaserJet Printers supported in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Print driver only

Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard includes HP LaserJet print drivers

Mac OS X v10.6 SnowLeopard customers
The latest HP printer driver for devices listed below are built into Mac OS X 10.6. You do not need to download or reinstall any HP software for full printing functionality.
HP LaserJet print drivers are included in Apples Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard DVD and also available via Apple Software Updates.

NOTE:Please do not reinstall drivers from HP LaserJet CDs or web downloads for previous Mac OS X 10.3, 10.4, or 10.5. The latest SnowLeopard compatible drivers are included in Mac OS X 10.6 and youll experience best performance and functionality if the latest HP software is used.
\tNOTE: \tThere is no HP Print Utility support for devices below. You can administer all networked HP LaserJet printers by accessing the Embedded Web Server in the printer.A few different ways to open the printers Embedded Web Server include:
  1. From Safari open the Bonjour tab under the book icon pull down menu and select the printer.
  2. From any web browser, enter printers IP address in the browsers address bar.

Snow Leopard - HP LaserJet printer setup instructions
  • Upgrade install from Mac OS X v10.4, 10.5:
    If updating a Mac using the Snow Leopard DVD, the install process should automatically detect your previous HP printer queue, delete, and then create a new HP printer queue using the latest HP printer drivers included in Snow Leopard.
USB printers:
  1. Make sure printer is turned On and connected.
  2. Open a document to print, and then choose File , Print .
  3. Open the Printer pop-up and choose your printer.
  4. If you dont see your printer, choose Add Printer , and then select More Printers button.
  5. In the Name column, select the printer, then click Add.
Network printers:

You can connect to HP printers on your local network that use Bonjour, IP, and Open Directory, as well as shared printers connected to an Apple Airport base station.

NOTE:Apple does NOT support AppleTalk in new Mac OS X 10.6.
  1. Choose File , Print .
  2. Open the Printer pop-up menu and choose your printer. It may be in the Nearby Printers submenu.
  3. If your printer does not appear, choose Add Printer from the Printer pop-up menu.
  4. A dialog appears listing any Bonjour, IP, shared, and Open Directory printers on your local network. It may take a minute or two for your printer to appear.

NOTE: On larger networks, outside the Bonjour link-local network, your printer may not show up in the list. You can connect to the printer using IP. An IP printer is a network printer that uses TCP/IP protocol (such as JetDirect, LPD/LPR, IPP) to communicate with your printer. You need to know the IP address or DNS name.
  1. Click IP in the toolbar.
  2. Select HP Jetdirect - Socket in the Protocol pull down menu.
  3. Enter the printers information available from printers front panel or printers network configuration page.
  4. The system should automatically bind to the HP print driver in the Print Using pull down menu.
  5. Click Add to create the HP printer queue for your HP LaserJet.

Your computer can usually detect whether a printer has special accessories installed, such as additional paper trays, duplex unit, or extra memory. If it cant, a dialog appears that lets you specify them. Make sure the settings in that dialog accurately reflect your printers installed options to enable full functionality.

Clean install of Snow Leopard or setting up a new Macintosh with Snow Leopard already installed:
  • If configuring a new Mac running Snow Leopard or if performing a new or clean install of Snow Leopard:
    1. For USB connected printers, the install process should automatically create a new HP LaserJet printer queue using the latest HP printer drivers included in Snow Leopard.
    2. For network connected printers, follow steps below.
USB printers:
  1. Make sure that printer is turned On and connected.
  2. Open a document to print, and then choose File , Print .
  3. Open the Printer pop-up and choose your printer.
  4. If you dont see your printer, choose Add Printer , and then select More Printers button.
  5. In the Name column, select the printer, then click Add.
Network printers:

You can connect to HP printers on your local network that use Bonjour, IP, and Open Directory, as well as shared printers connected to an Apple Airport base station.
NOTE: \tApple does NOT support AppleTalk in new Mac OS X 10.6.
  1. Choose File , Print .
  2. Open the Printer pop-up menu and choose your printer. It may be in the Nearby Printers submenu.
  3. If your printer does not appear, choose Add Printer from the Printer pop-up menu.
  4. A dialog appears listing any Bonjour, IP, shared, and Open Directory printers on your local network. It may take a minute or two for your printer to appear.
  1. \tNOTE: \tOn larger networks, outside the Bonjour link-local network, your printer may not show up in the list. You can connect to the printer using IP. An IP printer is a network printer that uses TCP/IP protocol (such as JetDirect, LPD/LPR, IPP) to communicate with your printer. You need to know the IP address or DNS name.
  2. Click IP in the toolbar.
  3. Select HP Jetdirect - Socket in the Protocol pull down menu.
  4. Enter the printers information available from printers front panel or printers network configuration page.
  5. The system should automatically bind to the HP print driver in the Print Using pull down menu.
  6. Click Add to create the HP printer queue for your HP LaserJet.
post #35 of 89
Apple fix the damn vertical lines in safari !!!!!! It's freaking annoying
damn!!!!!!
post #36 of 89
Any idea why my Late 2007 iMac (10.6.1) with Radeon HD 2600 Pro does not think the FW update applies to it ??

Apple say:

"This update is for iMac computers with an ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro or ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT graphics card installed, running Mac OS X 10.5.2 or later.
It updates the graphics card firmware on the ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro or ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT graphics card in the iMac to improve system stability."

I downloaded the FW installer, ran it, and it says it doesn't apply to my computer...

I can't tell from System Profiler what version is currently running.

In Graphics/Display, System Profiler says:

ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro
Chipset: ATI,RadeonHD2600
.
.
.
Vendor ATI (0x1002)
DeviceID 0x9583
RevisionID 0x0000
ROM Version 113-B2250F-212
EFI Driver Version 01.00.212
.
.
post #37 of 89
Well, my Canon was working before Snow Leopard. I do know that this isn't Apple fault, but it's broken now.
post #38 of 89
Quote:
Originally Posted by lukechip View Post

Any idea why my Late 2007 iMac (10.6.1) with Radeon HD 2600 Pro does not think the FW update applies to it ??

Apple say:

"This update is for iMac computers with an ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro or ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT graphics card installed, running Mac OS X 10.5.2 or later.
It updates the graphics card firmware on the ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro or ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT graphics card in the iMac to improve system stability."

I downloaded the FW installer, ran it, and it says it doesn't apply to my computer...

I can't tell from System Profiler what version is currently running.

In Graphics/Display, System Profiler says:

ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro
Chipset: ATI,RadeonHD2600
.
.
.
Vendor ATI (0x1002)
DeviceID 0x9583
RevisionID 0x0000
ROM Version 113-B2250F-212
EFI Driver Version 01.00.212
.
.

I have the same configuration: iMac 7,1 with an ATI Radeon 2600 Pro. Downloaded the firmware posted today, and got a message that my computer did not need the firmware update. I do not know why; perhaps an error in the installer?

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post #39 of 89
I noticed the same thing with the new ATi firmware and after checking via system profiler these are the differences I noticed and would be the reason it is not needed.

ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro
Chipset: ATI,RadeonHD2600
.
.
.
Vendor ATI (0x1002)
DeviceID 0x9583
RevisionID 0x0000
ROM Version 113-B2250F-219
EFI Driver Version 01.00.219


The above 2 have 219 at the end instead of 212

This is under 10.6.1
post #40 of 89
Quote:
Originally Posted by rob_06 View Post

I noticed the same thing with the new ATi firmware and after checking via system profiler these are the differences I noticed and would be the reason it is not needed.

ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro
Chipset: ATI,RadeonHD2600
.
.
.
Vendor ATI (0x1002)
DeviceID 0x9583
RevisionID 0x0000
ROM Version 113-B2250F-219
EFI Driver Version 01.00.219


The above 2 have 219 at the end instead of 212

This is under 10.6.1

Yes, I do have 219. My thanks. How did you derive that 219 correlated with Mac OS X 10.6.1? Just a higher number?

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