753 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 27, 2007 9:02 AM by ThatsUnpossible
If it's really looking for the code for black & white, I don't think I can help. But I think the symptoms sound like you are using the standard Mac postscript driver, but the device doesn't have the optional postscript card installed.
As troubleshooting (and a good workaround), try adding the printer in Printer Setup and use the HP Laserjet 5 Series Gimp-Print driver (a generic PCL driver included in OS X).
Thanks for the feedback. I will try this next time I get a crack at this machine. In response to my usenet post about the same issue, someone asked whether the Mac might be using CMY to perform the grayscale print, triggering the printer's "color print authorization" stuff. Unfortunately I saw no clear-cut way to tell the driver -- black and white only, please. I saw greyscale and b&w "quartz filters" but not sure what the end result of those is.
Anyway, I will give your idea a shot, thanks!