Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2012 7:14 PM (in response to jumpyjump)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2012 8:11 PM (in response to jumpyjump)
If you want to use the Generic PCL or Generic Postscript driver that is included with OS X, then you don't have to browse to that path (which doesn't seem correct in any case). Simply open Print & Scan, select to add and choose the protocol you want to use. Once you have entered in the necessary connection details, click on the Use menu and select either the Generic Postscript or Generic PCL printer.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 8:31 AM (in response to PAHU)
That is my response referenced above, and I put the path to the generic ppd because the PS and PCL ppds were not showing up in the Use menu. I wasn't sure what to do with that - a permissions issue? - since I have never run across that.
The path above seems correct except for the space in "PrintCore."
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 10:29 AM (in response to John Blanchard1)
Thanks to all of you for your replies.
Linc Davis, no other printers than the Xerox PE220 show up. Apparently adding this printer in the past caused all other printers to disappear, even the generic default ones. Even after I deleted that printer, there are still no other printers/drivers showing up through the usual route (Print/Scan) -- I believe this is what John Blanchard1 is also syaing ("the PS and PCL ppds were not showing up in the Use menu").
PAHU, I did use the correct path (without the space) in Terminal, but I'm not sure what to do because it doesn't give me permission to access that path.
John Blanchard1, yes, this is exactly the situation. I did use the correct path without the space in PrintCore. Still no luck -- any ideas?
Thanks again, I hope we can fix this.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 10:40 AM (in response to jumpyjump)
If you paste the following in Terminal and hit "return," does this window open?
open /System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/ PrintCore.framework/Versions/A/Resources/
If so, when you select "Other" from the Use menu and the panel that lets you select the ppd appears, go back to Finder, and drag the Generic.ppd file to that panel. You should be able to select it then.
I hope this helps.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 10:53 AM (in response to John Blanchard1)
OK, this is weird, but the "Use" drop-down is greyed out in the "Add" (= add printer) menu.
Everything else worked fine and the Resources folder that has GenericPrinter.ppd and Generic.ppd came up, but because "Use" is greyed out, I can't drag and drop anything into the box.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 10:49 AM (in response to jumpyjump)
It looks like a space got added before PrintCore.
Paste that line into a text editor and delete the space.
Or you can dig down manually in Finder
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 10:54 AM (in response to John Blanchard1)
Thanks, already deleted the space earlier. The space in the path does not seem to be the problem.