2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 13, 2010 1:03 AM by PAHU
Stephy Chua Level 1 (0 points)
i accidentally downloaded and installed the canon printer driver
MP140 series Printer Driver Ver. 6.2.4 which is for Mac OS X 10.2 to 10.5.

But i realised i should hv installed another driver which is meant for Mac OS X 10.6.

I've dragged the .dmg file from the desktop to the trash, but i don't think that fully uninstalls the driver. i think i'm merely deleting the installation file. So how shld i uninstall the driver?

if i directly install the correct driver meant for OS 10.6, will it automatically 'update' the previous driver? or will there be a duplication?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • Jeremy Hansen Level 4 (1,910 points)
    Just run the other installer.
  • PAHU Level 6 (16,105 points)
    The older driver uses similar files to the v10.xx "CUPS' driver but there are also some differences. For example the print option plugins (PDEs) are different between the two versions. Using the older version on 10.6 will cause errors but having it installed on the Mac but not used should not create too many problems with the latest driver.

    If you do notice any problems then you can delete the printer queue and then trash the contents of the BJPrinters folder, located in HD > Library > Printers > Canon. With these files removed and the trash emptied you can then install the v10 driver only and add your printer queue again.