> On 2005-03-04 07:25:08 -0800, Ed Kearns <email@example.com> said:
>> A client of mine has a small ethernet network, using 1 iMac Flat-Panel and 2
>> eMacs. There's an Asante' hub to connect them and an HP 4050 TN printer.One
>> of the eMacs was bought maybe 6 months ago, and the other was bought about
>> 10 days ago. The latest eMac won't print on the HP printer, although the
>> others will, whether in os x or classic. These three are mostly used on a
>> proprietary program, DentalMac.
>> When I discovered the printing problem on the latest eMac, I tried printing
>> from SimpleText (in Classic). I get an error message "SimpleText is unable
>> to print this document. Please use the Chooser to select a printer."
>> I did that, selected LaserWriter 8, driver, selected the HP 4050 Series
>> printer, made sure AppleTalk was on, and tried again, same error message.
>> I called HP Tech Support, and was asked to check a variety of things,
>> including the Configuration page(s). I was advised to go to Extensions
>> Manager, set for base os 9.2.2 extensions, try again, same problem. Did also
>> Print & Fax setups in System Preferences to try to get it to print in OS X,
>> no dice.
>> I checked everything in the "About this Mac" info, to see if the 2 eMacs
>> differed. Couldn't find anything different in CPU, CPU speed, boot ROM
>> version, etc. I haven't yet tried just switching the 2 eMacs.
>> At that point, HP Technical Support pointed out that Classic "is not fully
>> supported by Hewlett-Packard. It is not a native operating system but a
>> virtual operating system running on top of Mac OS X (HP software is designed
>> and tested for native operating system....At this time, support offered for
>> Mac os 9 Classic is on a "best effort" basis..."
>> Does anyone have any suggestions?
After all the advice I've gotten on this, I tried several proposed
techniques and none work. (For example, when I tried to use the LaserWriter
8 driver to print to a postscript file, I got the same error message as in
trying to print to the printer; I "fixed permissions", still no
improvement.) I downloaded HP's latest drivers for this printer (which in
preparing to install, mentioned a "Classic" version it would install), and
now can print from OS X, but still can't print from Classic. I checked again
with the twin of this Mac, which prints fine from Classic. I can't find
anything different, other than that on the Mac with the problem, when I'm in
Printer setup utility (in System Preferences> I see, in addition to the
printer driver I've added, another that says Shared> and gives the same name
again. I can't find anything I've done that added a Shared printer!
I still keep thinking it's something trivial, as one printer works, and its