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Dumb question about adding another printer to wife's machine
Posted by: DP
Date: March 12, 2018 07:06PM
I had it on her computer once before but for various reasons we removed it and we're adding it back. I go to Prefs>Printers & Scanners. When I click on the +, I get the Add window, but nothing new shows up. The printer is an older one, a Canon MX310, but we had it working on her machine before. Her iMac is running 10.10.4.

The printer is on, connected to the iMac, and everything seems OK with it. I have shut the printer off and on a couple times. Do I have to shut down her computer to get it to show up? I'm just drawing a blank here.




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Re: Dumb question about adding another printer to wife's machine
Posted by: billb
Date: March 12, 2018 07:28PM
Is it asleep ?

I've had to turn an HP off here and back on for it to be 'discoverable' . I don't know why, but it worked.



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Re: Dumb question about adding another printer to wife's machine
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: March 12, 2018 07:28PM
No driver for that one in any recent Mac OS.

Last one was for 10.4.

However, you should be able to print (assuming that the thing still works) using a Gutenprint driver.
[gimp-print.sourceforge.net]



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Re: Dumb question about adding another printer to wife's machine
Posted by: DP
Date: March 12, 2018 08:03PM
I had it working with a driver I had downloaded before. Maybe I have to smack it around a bit, show it who's boss...

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Re: Dumb question about adding another printer to wife's machine
Posted by: Fritz
Date: March 13, 2018 08:12AM
just added a new (very old HP) to my wifes (my old MP1,1) Mac.
I was surprised the F&P prefs came right up and asked if I wanted software found and installed. But that is on Mavs. I was printing in a minute.



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