Can't print

Alan/Linda Bell alanlinda43 at
Tue Feb 17 18:25:39 PST 2004

Okay here's a real newby question. I finally jumped directly from OS 
9.1 to 10.3 Panther. I have a 400 mhz G4. I also have an HP Deskjet 
870 Cse printer with a serial connection hooked to a Keyspan USB 
Serial Adapter. So the system recognizes the Keyspan but not the 
printer. Apparently HP doesn't make an OS X driver for this printer 
but the Pogue Missing Manual refers to something called GIMP-print 
which is supposed to have drivers for hundreds of older printers. I 
presume that it's part of the standard installation?

When I go through the print set up rigamarole, I finally get to a 
window that says "printer list," and one on the list is "hp IP 
Printing." So I choose that. But there's nothing in the little window 
under that. If I click "manual," then I get another window that asks 
me to fill in "manual IP." (What's IP--Internet Protocol?)

Anyway, I'm starting to get the feeling that the new OS is sending me 
to a new printer--either that or back to OS 9.1. Any advice?

(And don't even get me started on trying to use my Umax scanner....)

Alan/Linda Bell
Grandville, MI

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