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Mac Desktop Printer Spooler Problems

By brian.catt ·
I have used the desktop print spooler since I
got my GCC BLP Elite in 1992. It all worked
fine until recently when I went from OS 9.1 to
9.2.

Suddenly I can't create the Laserwriter printer
on the dektop. But I can create the StyleWriter
2500 fine and it spools and works in
background.

I go through all the set up with the Laserwriter,
even using the generic driver and PPD and
and it just doesn't finish the job.

I can still print to the Laserwriter with the
selected PPD if I select foreground when
printing, though. If I leave it in background
nothing comes out.

When I returned to OS 9.1 to get LaserWriter
printing back it didn't return, seems its gone
for good.

Any ideas? Is there a copy of the printing
software I can reload?

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by ericbos In reply to Mac Desktop Printer Spool ...

Yes you can download the laserwriter 8.6.1 software from http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=58308

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by brian.catt In reply to Mac Desktop Printer Spool ...

The answer didn't tell me what I needed to know, the
problem was with Desktop Printing, not drivers which
were working fine (foreground printing was OK as stated
above. In fact one file had got deleted or moved by the
upgrade process( I think it was the Deskop Printer
Manager extension), leaving only the Desktop Printer
Spooler and Manager . The Printer has since died while
printing out the backed up spooler after its life support
problem was adressed, so the operationwas a success
but the patient died. Case closed, thanks for trying.

Brian

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