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  • rrrohan
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    • Sep 2011
    • 1965

    macOS 11 drivers for 8 series

    I've noticed no driver updates for macOS 11 for 8 series.

    The i series have it already.

    Anyone know when we can expect it?
  • EarthKmTech
    Step aside, noob
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    • May 2009
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    #2
    Re: macOS 11 drivers for 8 series

    Originally posted by rrrohan
    I've noticed no driver updates for macOS 11 for 8 series.

    The i series have it already.

    Anyone know when we can expect it?
    Mid-February 2021:
    - C658 series, C368 series, C759 series
    - C3851/C3351 and C227/C287
    - 4750i/4050i
    End of February
    - 958, 658e series,
    - 558 series
    - 750i
    - 650i/550i/450i/360i/300i
    - 4052/4752

    dates are subject to delays and change

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    • EarthKmTech
      Step aside, noob
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      • May 2009
      • 2141

      #3
      Re: macOS 11 drivers for 8 series

      in the mean time the customer will have to use the lacklustre airprint feature if its an M1 mac, but this very basic and wont allow any enhanced features other than basic printing.

      if its an intel mac you can still use the older driver for 10.15

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      • emujo2
        Service Manager
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        • Mar 2017
        • 1578

        #4
        Re: macOS 11 drivers for 8 series

        As a temp fix you can search Konicaminota UK drivers. This will get you to the UK site where 10.11 drivers are released for the UK machines..including Fierys. Not sure if you will need to work with A4 or LT but in a pinch....E

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        • KenB
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          • Dec 2007
          • 3946

          #5
          Re: macOS 11 drivers for 8 series

          If Windows 64 bit drivers are available (namely Windows 10) you may have an alternative.

          If you have access to a Windows 10 machine, perform a test print, and see from that page which PPD file it uses (don't assume anything; there may be a boat load of ppds, and EFI does not use meaningful file names to tell them apart).

          Copy that PPD file to a location on the Mac, and point to it when installing.

          PPDs aren't platform specific, so it should at least give some output. Hopefully, you will get all the features you need.

          I have done this numerous times in the past, mostly with Canon and Ricoh Fieries, where the Mac driver for the current version wasn't released yet.
          “I think you should treat good friends like a fine wine. That’s why I keep mine locked up in the basement.” - Tim Hawkins

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          • BillyCarpenter
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            • Aug 2020
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            #6
            Re: macOS 11 drivers for 8 series

            Originally posted by KenB
            If Windows 64 bit drivers are available (namely Windows 10) you may have an alternative.

            If you have access to a Windows 10 machine, perform a test print, and see from that page which PPD file it uses (don't assume anything; there may be a boat load of ppds, and EFI does not use meaningful file names to tell them apart).

            Copy that PPD file to a location on the Mac, and point to it when installing.

            PPDs aren't platform specific, so it should at least give some output. Hopefully, you will get all the features you need.

            I have done this numerous times in the past, mostly with Canon and Ricoh Fieries, where the Mac driver for the current version wasn't released yet.
            Dude, how in the hell did you figure that out?
            Growth is found only in adversity.

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            • srvctec
              Former KM Senior Tech
              500+ Posts
              • Oct 2009
              • 827

              #7
              Re: macOS 11 drivers for 8 series

              Originally posted by BillyCarpenter
              Dude, how in the hell did you figure that out?
              Exactly my thought!!
              Started in the copier service business in the fall of 1988 and worked at the same company for 33.5 years, becoming the senior tech in 2004 but left to pursue another career on 4/29/22.

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              • allan
                RTFM!!
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                • Apr 2010
                • 5402

                #8
                Re: macOS 11 drivers for 8 series

                Well if you been using CUPS to get authentication and other features working with linux and Mac you learn how to modify the PPD's to your liking.

                Setting up CUPS to get experience with it is well worth it.
                Whatever

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                • KenB
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                  • Dec 2007
                  • 3946

                  #9
                  Re: macOS 11 drivers for 8 series

                  Originally posted by BillyCarpenter
                  Dude, how in the hell did you figure that out?
                  I had a number of really sharp muses when I first started making copiers print. That has been one of my favorite tricks for years.

                  When Mac OSX was new, Canon had a really hard time getting Mac drivers released, and when they did, some features were missing, specifically the 4 drawer paper option for the iR C3200.

                  I probably did 20 installs using the PPD included with the Windows version once the first one was successful.

                  Using the Windows PPD is useful for getting user codes to work if the Mac version fails.

                  Also, like Alan said, you can do wonders if you know how to edit PPDs.
                  “I think you should treat good friends like a fine wine. That’s why I keep mine locked up in the basement.” - Tim Hawkins

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                  • BillyCarpenter
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                    #10
                    Re: macOS 11 drivers for 8 series

                    Originally posted by KenB
                    I had a number of really sharp muses when I first started making copiers print. That has been one of my favorite tricks for years.

                    When Mac OSX was new, Canon had a really hard time getting Mac drivers released, and when they did, some features were missing, specifically the 4 drawer paper option for the iR C3200.

                    I probably did 20 installs using the PPD included with the Windows version once the first one was successful.

                    Using the Windows PPD is useful for getting user codes to work if the Mac version fails.

                    Also, like Alan said, you can do wonders if you know how to edit PPDs.

                    I must learn how to do this.
                    Growth is found only in adversity.

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                    • allan
                      RTFM!!
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                      • Apr 2010
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                      #11
                      Re: macOS 11 drivers for 8 series

                      Originally posted by BillyCarpenter
                      I must learn how to do this.


                      So get yourself a Linux box and a AF1515 from the trash somewhere or any newer machine. Set the Ricoh to use authentication and get it to print from there. Find a tutorial on using CUPS. Linux mint is a great distribution to use.

                      The site below has a half decent PPD library. Its a great resource for developers.


                      Printer List | OpenPrinting - The Linux Foundation
                      Whatever

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                      • rrrohan
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                        • Sep 2011
                        • 1965

                        #12
                        Re: macOS 11 drivers for 8 series

                        i tried the mac 11 driver today but i keep getting login errors

                        the user is no longer running 11.0 its now 11.2.1

                        but the driver download page only lists 11.0 drivers

                        Is the MacOS fussy enough to not like a driver only designed for base version 11.0?

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                        • slimslob
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                          #13
                          Re: macOS 11 drivers for 8 series

                          Originally posted by rrrohan
                          i tried the mac 11 driver today but i keep getting login errors

                          the user is no longer running 11.0 its now 11.2.1

                          but the driver download page only lists 11.0 drivers

                          Is the MacOS fussy enough to not like a driver only designed for base version 11.0?
                          I think that it is KM that is overly picky on what their "Driver" works on. With Ricoh we just load the PPD installer file and let mac's own driver configure itself for the printer and options. PPD files describe the printer and its available options.

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