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    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?

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    Re: macOS 11 drivers for 8 series

    Quote Originally Posted by rrrohan View Post
    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?
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    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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    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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    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.
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    Re: macOS 11 drivers for 8 series

    Quote Originally Posted by KenB View Post
    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?

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    Re: macOS 11 drivers for 8 series

    Quote Originally Posted by BillyCarpenter View Post
    Dude, how in the hell did you figure that out?
    Exactly my thought!!
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    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.
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    Re: macOS 11 drivers for 8 series

    Quote Originally Posted by BillyCarpenter View Post
    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.
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    Re: macOS 11 drivers for 8 series

    Quote Originally Posted by KenB View Post
    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.

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