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Mac OS X 10.3.3 (#15): Epson 740 driver; Printing through a networked Mac OS X 10.3.3 system; more

Mac OS X 10.3.3 (#15): Epson 740 driver; Printing through a networked Mac OS X 10.3.3 system; more

Epson 740 driver Last week we reported problems printing to the Epson 740 under Mac OS X 10.3.3.

First, it should be noted that some Epson drivers are located on the third CD of the Mac OS X 10.3.x (Panther) installation set.

Knowledge Base article #25588 notes Epson drivers located on the second and third Panther installation discs (in /Packages/EpsonPrinterDrivers1.pkg and /Packages/EpsonPrinterDrivers2.pkg respectively).

John Stagaman notes that selecting specific drivers from the various offerings allowed proper printer operation "My sister-in-law had the same problem and Apple support was able to fix it (I couldn't after trying several approaches). In this particular instance, we could print neither when directly connected with USB nor through an Airport connection.

"There are apparently multiple Epson 740 drivers in 10.3--when selected using Rendezvous the incorrect driver was selected. When Apple helped, they had us manually select the USB drivers, then select the corresponding Epson 740 driver. It resolved the problem. It struck me as weird, but it worked."

Glenn Heilemann's case, all that was required to resolve this issue as a simple unplugging then re-connecting his printer:

"I had the problem with the Epson 740 printer not showing up in 10.3. The fix for me, after running permission repair, was to unplug the printer and plug it back in. All was fine after a simple work around such as this."

Printing through a networked Mac OS X 10.3.3 system MacFixIt reader Eric reports a problem printing from a system running Mac OS 9.2.2 through a Mac OS X-connected shared printer since updating to Mac OS X 10.3.3.

"Have a G5 running Mac OS X 10.3.3. My printer problem has to do with my other older Mac's running 9.2. I originally set the computers up using help topic "Printing to a Mac OS X shared printer from Mac OS 9 via LDP/LPR". This had been working great since 10.3.2. Now the OS 9 computers can verify the printer but when attempting to print I get a dialog screen stating the printer on the G5 is unavailable. I can print from the G5 with error."

Command (Key) not working in Finder Tim Murray reports a problem where the Command key, used in conjunction with other keys to execute shortcuts, does not function correctly.

"At times, some command-type keyboard shortcuts do nothing. For example, at this moment, in the Finder, Command Delete and Option Command O don't do anything, yet others, such as Cmd W, work okay. In the case of Cmd O, it is not as though the command key is simply ignored, as no navigation occurs as if I had pressed only the letter O.

"It's limited to the Finder, as the same command keys work in other apps that support them. [...]

"I posted this on the comp.sys.mac.system newsgroup (same subject as this e-mail dated 03/22), and found others are experiencing it too. In the case of some other individuals, they can get their keys back by Command clicking a file to get a contextual menu. In my case, I have to reboot. Some of use have compared startup items have found no correlation."

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