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Mar 21, 2011 9:37 AM
Good afternoon...I just upgraded my G5 to a Mac Pro 10.6.4. I found all my Appletalk printers using the G5 as the go between computer. When I print from the Mac Pro, it will put the jobs in queue but just put them on hold and it doesn't go to the printer. Any ideas on how to fix this? Thank you.
Power G5, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (48,110 points)
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    Mar 21, 2011 10:48 AM (in response to prepressmac)
    Regardless of the error message, there is a more fundamental problem:

    Mac OS X 10.6 no longer provides any support for AppleTalk -- over any medium.

    Do you have any computers on your network still running 10.5 or older?
    Beige G3, G4/867, G4/dual 1.25 MDD, MacPro'09 w cheap SSD, Mac OS 8.6 or Earlier, and 9.2, 10.5 and Server - LW IIg, LW 4/600, ATalk ImageWriter LQ
  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (48,110 points)
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    Mar 22, 2011 9:25 AM (in response to prepressmac)
    If you have a computer still running 10.5.8 that will likely be ON when you want to print to AppleTalk Printers, you can set up the printers on that Mac, then declare them "Shared" from that Mac.

    They will be seen from the rest of your Macs as Bonjour Shared printer that reside on the 10.5.8 Mac.

    Re-Install those printers on your other Macs, using Bonjour Shared @ 10.5computername to Install them. You can print again!

    If this solution will not work for you, post your Printer model numbers are readers can help find other approaches to get them going in a "no more AppleTalk" environment.
    Beige G3, G4/867, G4/dual 1.25 MDD, MacPro'09 w cheap SSD, Mac OS 8.6 or Earlier, and 9.2, 10.5 and Server - LW IIg, LW 4/600, ATalk ImageWriter LQ
  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (48,110 points)
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    Mar 22, 2011 9:48 AM (in response to prepressmac)
    Make sure AppleTalk is ON in the Advanced Network pane of your 10.5 Mac.

    Where do the files back up? which Mac shows them still in its Queue?
    Beige G3, G4/867, G4/dual 1.25 MDD, MacPro'09 w cheap SSD, Mac OS 8.6 or Earlier, and 9.2, 10.5 and Server - LW IIg, LW 4/600, ATalk ImageWriter LQ
  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (48,110 points)
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    Mar 22, 2011 11:37 AM (in response to prepressmac)
    On your Mac Pro, did you Delete the old AppleTalk printers and Add new printers using the entries labeled:

    Printername @ <your10.5computer_name> . . . Bonjour Shared . . AND

    ... make certain that the "Shared" checkbox in NOT checked on the Mac Pro?
    Beige G3, G4/867, G4/dual 1.25 MDD, MacPro'09 w cheap SSD, Mac OS 8.6 or Earlier, and 9.2, 10.5 and Server - LW IIg, LW 4/600, ATalk ImageWriter LQ
  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (48,110 points)
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    Mar 22, 2011 12:25 PM (in response to prepressmac)
    What does the Queue on the 10.5 Mac say about the Printer? Is it "Paused" on the 10.5 Mac?


    Message was edited by: Grant Bennet-Alder
    Beige G3, G4/867, G4/dual 1.25 MDD, MacPro'09 w cheap SSD, Mac OS 8.6 or Earlier, and 9.2, 10.5 and Server - LW IIg, LW 4/600, ATalk ImageWriter LQ
  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (48,110 points)
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    Mar 22, 2011 12:26 PM (in response to prepressmac)
    On the 10.5 Mac:

    1) System Preferences > Sharing > \[√] Printer Sharing

    2) System Preferences > Accounts > Guest ...
    ... make sure you HAVE a Guest and at least the "Allow guests to connect to Shared Folder" is checked
    Beige G3, G4/867, G4/dual 1.25 MDD, MacPro'09 w cheap SSD, Mac OS 8.6 or Earlier, and 9.2, 10.5 and Server - LW IIg, LW 4/600, ATalk ImageWriter LQ
  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (48,110 points)
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    Mar 22, 2011 9:17 PM (in response to prepressmac)
    Another user on a different thread reported he only had success only after "Resetting the Printing System" on the 10.6 Mac -- that de-installing and re-installing the printers was not sufficient for him. Others agreed this seemed to help them as well. Resetting the printing system will also de-install all your printers, so only do it when you have a few minutes to fiddle with it.
    Beige G3, G4/867, G4/dual 1.25 MDD, MacPro'09 w cheap SSD, Mac OS 8.6 or Earlier, and 9.2, 10.5 and Server - LW IIg, LW 4/600, ATalk ImageWriter LQ
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