1 Reply Latest reply: May 21, 2012 9:22 PM by interfacechoir
Larry1106 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have a Mac Book Pro, on 10.6.8

I have a Lawserwriter 16/600 and can print just fine

 

I would like to get into the printer set up and stop the test page from coming out ever time I start the printer

 

How can I stop this ?

 

Larry Barnblatt


MacBook Pro, System 10.6.8
  • 1. Re: laserwriter 16/600
    interfacechoir Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Option 1: From a Mac  that runs Mac OS 7.0 - 9.2.2
    (either full OS boot, or Classic Mode (up to OS 10.5 Leopard)

    In order to  change the LaserWriter name, your LaserWriter printer needs to be connected via LocalTalk or EtherTalk connections, and AppleTalk needs to be enabled. The current name of the printer is listed under OS 7.x - 9.x in the Chooser when selecting  the LaserWriter.
     
      To change the startup printer page option, you will need either a copy of LaserWriter Utility or Apple Printer Utility. These utilities are on the first disk of the  printer disk set with OS 7.x, or you can install them with the custom install feature. If  you are running system 7.5.x, you can custom install either utility directly  using the system 7.5 installer. They are also included with installer CD's for OS 8 - OS 9.2.

     

    Using LaserWriter Utility

    1. Launch the LaserWriter  Utility. The LaserWriter Utility tries to make a connection to the current  printer when the initial screen appears. If the connection is successful, the  splash screen disappears and three menus appear in the Menu bar. If the  LaserWriter Utility does not make a connection, make sure you have the proper  printer selected in the Chooser, and verify that you can print to the printer.
    2. Choose Set Startup page from the Utilities Menu. A dialog appears allowing  you to select Startup page on or off.
    3. Choose if you want the Startup page on or off.
    4. Click OK.

     

    Using Apple Printer Utility (1.x)

    To access the printer using Apple Printer Utility, you must already have your  LaserWriter properly configured in the Chooser. The easiest way to determine if  your printer is properly configured is to print to the printer. If you can  print to the LaserWriter printer, then it is properly configured.

    1. Launch the Apple Printer Utility. A window appears with a list of printers.  This is similar to the way printers appear in the Chooser.
    2. Select the  printer you want to connect to.
    3. Click the Open  Printer button. A status window appears informing you that it is checking the  status of your LaserWriter printer. After this is complete, a window with all  the printer information appears. The information is subdivided into two  sections, printer information and printer preferences.
    4. Click the  triangle next to Startup Page. Most printers will have a check box for Print a  startup page each time the printer is turned on.
    5. Click the  check box to change the status. An X in the box indicates a startup page prints  when the printer is powered on. The default is to generate a startup page.
    6. Click the  Send button at the top of the window. Changes will not be made unless you click  the Send button.

    To access the  printer using Apple Printer Utility, you must already have your LaserWriter  properly configured in the Chooser. The easiest way to determine if your  printer is properly configured is to print to the printer. If you can print to  the LaserWriter printer, then it is properly configured.

    1. To access the  printer using Apple Printer Utility, first ensure you have a working connection  to the printer. Next, launch the Apple Printer Utility application. A window  appears with a list of printers. This is similar to the way printers appear in  the Chooser.
    2. Select the  printer you want to connect to.
    3. Click the Open  Printer button. A status window appears informing you that it is checking the  status of your LaserWriter printer. After this is complete, a window with all  the printer information appears. The information is subdivided by category.
    4. Click the check box to change the status. An X in the box indicates a  startup page prints when the printer is powered on. The default is to generate a startup page.
    5. Click the Send button at the top of the window. Changes will not be made unless  you click the Send button.

    Option 2: From Linux or Windows or Intel-Based Mac

    1. Use a Mac Emulator to run a virtual 680x0 or PowerPC Mac and run the LaserWriter  Utility. Options include vMac, Basilisk II, SheepShaver and others.

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