Mac OS X: About the Reset Printing System feature ...
Mac OS X: Cannot print, use Classic, start file sharing, burn discs, or update software if /tmp missing...
Reset Printing Sys failed, w/alert again that my printer is possessed by an alien entity and also its bug light flashes.
I dont have OS9 and cannot find /tmp w/Spotlight nor do I know where to find it.
Spotlight only allows you to find certain things.
Find Any File...
Near the bottom of the page.
tmp is a folder at root/top of the drive, maybe hidden... I don't remember & don't allow my OS to hide things from me... 'cause that's where Aliens like to hang out!
Click once on each & the path will show at the bottom, we want the one with no path or maybe the one that starts with Private.
Better yet. In Finder's Menu, select Go menu>Go to Folder, and go to...
Does that show something or say not found?
It looks like that folder is NOT missing then.
Well, that folder missing, which it isn't, can keep it from printing.
I forget also where we are & what we've done.
I think you should get Applejack...
After installing, reboot holding down CMD+s, (+s), then when the DOS like prompt shows, type in...
Then let it do all 6 of it's things.
At least it'll eliminate some questions if it doesn't fix it.
The 6 things it does are...
Correct any Disk problems.
Clear out Cache Files.
Repair/check several plist files.
Dump the VM files for a fresh start.
Trash old Log files.
First reboot will be slower, sometimes 2 or 3 restarts will be required for full benefit... my guess is files relying upon other files relying upon other files! :-)
Disconnect the USB cable from any Uninterruptible Power Supply so the system doesn't shut down in the middle of the process.
Just sits there occupying very little space & never interfering, unless you need to invoke it in Single User Mode.
have you already just tried to turn off your printer and the Mac and then turn on again. Does it work now? Sometimes it can happen that a print job is not completed fully and then it gives the error that the device is in use by another program. So a power reset can help. Also verify if you can still make copies on the PSC.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 30, 2012 10:48 AM (in response to Madny78)
Ive turned both off and on several times w/o success. Ive not used Applejack or the other advice because some is complex and none is certain. And I didnt have time for a lengthy fix. I hope to have time soon. The cartridges move when its turned on but thats it. Theres little to no ink so Ive only used the scanner for a year. Copy attempt gives alert saying device is in unexpected state or busy. Printer bug light flashes.
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