Could there be a Rosetta issue involved here? We already know that OS X 10.7 will absolutely not accept current Xerox drivers for the 242/252/260 series.
Hi all. If you google this issue, you will see that 100% of network postscript based printers are not working and there's nothing that can be done in current state. All the tricks don't work on this one. 2 choices:
1-re-install Mac os 10.6.0 and then apply the 10.6.6 combo updater from Apple's support webpage. All your users, files and sw will remain in tact.
2-Adopt a PDFX based workflow if you are printing to a Fiery. Export or save your file as PDFX/3, then using CWS5 (www.efi.com/cws5) import the job to the Hold Q, double click to set print properties and release.
I should add that the official Xerox solution to this problem.. the reinstallation.. is not called for at all. The cure takes just a minute or two.. se my previous post.
Fiery posted another fix. I haven´t tested it as my one worked just fine, but ...
Fiery suggests that what is broken is the cupsSNMPSupplies query. Their fix is simply to edit the relevant ppd files and setting the cupsSNMPSupplies parameter to the value "false". This can be done easily by editing in place the PPD file. A text editor like Smultron will work just fine ( available in the app store ).
cupsSNMPSupplies is all about sending a query to the printer and then getting supply info back from the printer. The fix suggests that what is really broken in the backend files I replaced is the cupsSNMPSupplies routines.
It seems that there are two valid solutions now:
1. Replacing the broken backend files
2. Leaving the broken files in place and instead turn off cupsSNMPSupplies query in the relevant PPD files.
The Fiery solution is untested by me, but I reckon they are sure this will work.
Some changes at : http://electro-music.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=48419
I added an installer .. actually a pkg file that will run with Apple´s Installer application and made with the Packagemaker application that is bundled with OS X Server Administration Tools.
It does the exact same as the manual fix, but it includes the 10.6.7 backend files. There are no additional scripts thrown in. The installer will replace the four broken 10.6.8 backend files with older files.
The printer then pauses.
I seams that this latest OS Update 10.6.8 affects all Fiery EX260
While I'm sure Apple will issue an update to fix Post Script printing, I also hope Xerox will get their act together and update their printer drivers for 10.6.8 and in preparation for 10.7 (Lion).
Else, my alegience to Xerox will have to terminate here...