Mac OS X 10.3: Some included Epson drivers aren‘t installed

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Mac OS X Panther includes many Epson printer drivers, but they're not all installed by default. You can easily install one you need if Printer Setup Utility doesn't list your printer under EPSON USB, EPSON FireWire, EPSON AppleTalk, or EPSON TCP/IP.

Document 25588, "Mac OS X 10.3: Raster (Inkjet) Printer Drivers Included", lists all Epson inkjet printer drivers included with Mac OS X 10.3 Panther.

Note: Printer drivers included in the Epson Printer Drivers 1 package are installed by default. Drivers included in the Epson Printer Drivers 2 package are not. If your driver isn't installed, it's probably in the Drivers 2 package or not included with Mac OS X Panther. If it's not included, see if it's available from Epson's website ( Later versions of printer drivers, even ones included with Mac OS X Panther, may be available there, too.

Follow these steps to install an Epson driver from the Epson Printer Drivers 2 package:

  1. Check document 25588 to see if your printer's driver is part of the Epson Printer Drivers 2 package.
  2. Insert the Mac OS X 10.3 Install Disc 3 or Mac OS X 10.3 Software Install DVD.
  3. Open the Packages folder on the Install CD.

    If you have an Install DVD, note the name of the installation DVD as it appears on the desktop (such as "iMac Software"), then do this: From the Finder's Go menu, choose Go to Folder. Type:

    /volumes/{name of your DVD}/System/Installation/Packages
    Click Go.

  4. Double-click EpsonPrinterDrivers2.pkg.
  5. Follow the onscreen instructions to install the software.

Your printer's driver, and others in the Drivers 2 package, will be installed.

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Published Date: Feb 17, 2012