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Status of drivers for Yosemite?

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Does anyone know if there are plans to release drivers for Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)? I've seen several issues for various Phaser products on both Xerox and Apple forums.

We have a Phaser 7760, and as far as I can tell, the 10.9 drivers don't work with it. We've had to revert to a generic postscript driver, which doesn't have all the features we need.

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Re: Status of drivers for Yosemite?

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Quick update: there's a link to an as-of-yet-unreleased PPD file in this thread that works. Let's hope Xerox releases it officially very soon.

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Re: Status of drivers for Yosemite?

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didn't work for me. Xerox needs to release working drivers, the Mavricks installer is prevented from finishing on Yosemite because "newer drivers already exist" - they don't - they are the generic drivers that ship with Yosemite, they do not support most of the features I use.

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Hello Doc,

I noticed this topic and checked on the driver download site.

 

Did you realize that the user documentation for this Printer was created May 2006?

8 Years ago is a long time in today's technological world,

Apple's original iPhone was released in 2007 and is completely obsolete today.

 

There is a Driver identified as follows "Apple Installer Package supporting 10.6 through 10.9. Includes Xerox printer discovery and print queue creation for quick setup and use" and it is from August 2014 so I don't know when Xerox will release another driver on older devices like this.

 

Is there another way in Yosemite to print using previous drivers? for example,

Windows has the virtual machine shell that allows another OS to be set up and then files can be shared from the different desktops and printed.

Mitch Swetsky
Xerox Customer Tools & Social Media Moderator
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Hi! =)

 

Just got my Phaser 7760GX installed okay with Yosemite, using just a simple trick.

There's a plist file in OSX which states the version of OSX - in this case - mine was 10.10.1

I changed this to 10.9.5 - which is Mavericks, and the driver then installs fine.

Once the driver is installed, you can put your OSX version number back to 10.10.1 or whatever it was in the first place, and your Xerox Phaser driver will still work, =).

 

The only reason the current driver installer doesn't work, is because it's not expecting the OS version number to be higher than OSX 10.9.x.

 

The file with the version number to change, is SystemVersion.plist and it is found in your hard drive, in the system folder, in the library folder, inside of the CoreServices folder (Harddrive->System->Library->CoreServices). You won't have permission to change the file at first, but you can either change permissions on the file to allow it to be edited (right click the file and choose GET INFO, then edit the Sharing & Permissions settings for the file), or simply make a copy of the file on your desktop, edit that version, and then copy it back to the CoreServices folder. Also, it's good practice to make a copy of the original file before you make any changes, just as a backup, =).

 

There are two other applications that require this trick to work in Yosemite - Media 100 a video editing app, and Matlab (I've no idea what that app is - lol) - and there are video tutorials online to show you how to change SystemVersion.plist for installing either of those. Well, it's exactly the same for installing the Phaser 7760 Xerox drivers! =). 

 

Here's a link to the general SystemVersion.plist trick:

http://www.macbreaker.com/2012/01/how-to-spoof-your-version-of-mac-os-x.html

 

Here's a link to how I used it to install Media100 (probably the clearest steps):

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152394100812015

 

Here's a link to how someone else used the trick to install Matlab:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoQnzIyOkB0

 

The great thing about the Xerox Phaser 7760 drivers, is they work under Yosemite just fine! =). It's the install process that doesn't work. >_<. So once you've edited SystemVersion.plist in order to install the drivers, and then put it back to how it was afterwards, you'll never need to fiddle with it again! =D. Once the Xerox drivers are installed, you'll be able to print to the 7760 whatever your OSX version number, ^_^.