Printer drivers under Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard are still sometimes causing trouble. After explaining how to reactivate an OKI-printer – here is the solution for an Kyocera-Mita-printer … and as always: no guarantee and on your own risk:
Problem: After updating from Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard to OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard the installed printer driver for the Kyocera-postscript driver does not work anymore. Here it’s an Kyocera Mita FS-2000D … but it should also work with other models. The printer diver was installed under Leopard and worked quite well. After finishing the update to 10.6 you are able to send a print job to the printer, but an error message shows up in the print queue.
Diagnosis:There are incorrect file permissions under Snow Leopard fort he Kyocera printer driver … and this causes some trouble. BTW a warm thank you to @kappuchino for his diagnosis and solution!
Solution:There is nothing like fixing the bug yourself 😉 You can easily fix the problem by one command in the Terminal:
- Log into your Mac as an administrator.
- Open the program “Terminal” – you’ll find it under “Programs/Utilities”.
- Input the following command into the appearing command-line window and finish it with pressing the return-key:Shell012sudo chown root:wheel /usr/libexec/cups/filter/kyofilter
- Now, you’ll be prompted for your password … so put in your password of the admin account and finish the input by pressing the return key again
- That’s it. Just Close the Terminal program. Now printing on the Kyocera printer should be work like a charm.