1051 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 29, 2008 8:50 AM by greene-r74
It's important to know - drivers on OS X aren't like on Windows. Your Samsung-provided driver was written using Carbon, so it only works for the comm types built into the driver itself. ie, it's for USB, not for network printing. The standard network printing types on OS X (exception: mac-to-mac sharing) are provided by CUPS - you need a CUPS-compliant driver (Apple calls them "modern" drivers). There's an open-source CUPS driver set available:
(look at the foo2 xxx driver set)
(you need to install ghostscript and foomatic-rip, too.)
Greg and greene-r74,
Greg is correct that there are Mac OS X installers for all the software. However, the foo2zjs package for Mac OS X does not have support for the Samsung 315. There are no plans to update the Mac OS X foo2zjs package. greene-r74 would have to compile the foo2zjs (foo2qpdl) drivers.
It should also be noted that the developer of the foo2qpdl driver only shows that support for the Samsung 315 is of Alpha quality.
Thanks for all your help but the reason I bought a mac was so I wouldnt have to do stuff like that. I'm a computer tech. I fix other peoples problems, I just want my stuff to work. So on to plan B, Whenever I need to print I'm just going to go downstairs and plug the printer in to my macbook. Problem solved. Maybe someday someone smarter than me will figure out a way to include that in the OS. Thanks again, I do appreciate the info.