Originally Posted by Quadra 610
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!
Actually this load of the very same driver [EPSON SC 740 (1)] from the Leopard disk that works from the Snow Kitty disk caused an error when loading in Printer Setup. See my Trial-N-Error solution:
Snow Leopard Broke My Wi-Fi Printing >>>
\tAfter upgrading to Snow Leopard 10.6 & 10.6.1, I can no longer connect to/print to my Epson Stylus Color 740 via our Wi-Fi LAN. I’ve also tried re-installing Leopard drivers from the Leopard DVD. I can print if I do it via a shared Wi-Fi printer connection from my wife’s PowerBook G4, which is running Leopard10.5.8.
\tThis is what works from Madeline’s 15” PowerBook G4 1.5GHz, even when shared with my MacBook Pro 2.8GHz from it and I cannot edit it:
\tUsing the Epson Stylus Color Gutenprint v5.2.3 driver (or v5.1.3), this doesn’t work from my MacBook Pro:
\tThis is the connection for the shared printing via the PowerBook G4 which works, as noted above:
\tThe Epson Stylus Color 740 also prints fine with these 2 drivers when directly connected via USB cable with the MacBook Pro. My analysis is that the Wi-Fi connection to the Epson Gutenprint drivers is broken & I cannot edit it directly. I also do not know what to input to the LPD or IPP driver setup windows to make the connection work.
\tAfter talking to Apple Support /TCP/IP & getting nowhere, I tried "One More Thing": I re-installed the printer drivers from the Snow Leopard install Disk for Install Options, "Printers on this Mac" and "Printers Located nearby". It took ~10 minutes & put the same driver on this MacBook Pro that is working on the PowerBook G4: Epson SC 740 (1). This is what that looks like:
\tI'd tried to type this in B4 & couldn't get it to be accepted by the Printer Install process. BUT it is the same driver that the PowerBook G4 uses & IT WORKS!
VR, Ron S.