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Britt Griswold <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 16 Nov 1998 13:19:28 -0400
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>>Ah, Mike. Thanks. I did not have both printers on. I'll try what you say
>and let you know how it works.<
>Also Karen, depending on what the second printer is, you may or may not
>have issues with appletalk being on or off. I tried the same thing with our
>HP deskjet and HP laser printer but had to abandon the idea because one
>needs appletalk turned on to work while the other needs it off. <grrrr>

I have seen Some vendors provide 2 versions of a driver (HP does come to
mind) where they provide a Appletalk and nonapple talk version of the print

Also related to Not seeing printers in the chooser is the following item
which has help several people around here.

>From MacAddict magazine, Sep 98

Q: I recently upgraded to a Power Mac G3 and I love the speed, but I'm
having trouble with my printer, which worked fine on my old Mac. The
printer is connected via LocalTalk to the G3's printer serial port. When I
click the printer driver in the Chooser, the printer name does not show up
in the window on the right side where I used to be able to select the
printer. What gives?

A: Mac OS 8.1 installed on Power Mac G3 models comes with an extension
called LocalTalkPCI, which is a PowerPC version of the LocalTalk driver.
This new driver is supposed to provide improved performance with LocalTalk,
but it has been found to cause problems, such as the "invisible" printer
you're experiencing in the Chooser, loss of connection during print jobs,
and difficulty sharing serial printers over a LocalTalk network. To rectify
any of these situations, remove the LocalTalkPCI extension from your System
Folder, or use Extensions Manager to disable it. You will be able to print
without the LocalTalkPCI extension installed, but you won't get the speed
gains that it was intended to deliver.

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