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Tiger Vittles Comments http://tigervittles.com Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Apple's Mac OS X Tiger Operating System Wed, 26 Dec 2007 16:45:10 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=1.5 by: Ross http://tigervittles.com/?p=10#comment-98 Thu, 13 Apr 2006 09:29:10 -0400 http://tigervittles.com/?p=10#comment-98 I followed the tutorial at Tiger Vittles to set up one of my OS X machines to run as a webdav server. It went smoothly, and was easier than I expected, given I am not a pro or anything when it comes to computers. The amazing thing is it works. I can connect my PowerBook to it both on the local network and via the internet. The un-amazing thing, and probably expected (knowing me) is that it does not work as expected when connecting a Windows XP machine. It connects, mounts as a webfolder in Window's Network Places, however this is where the odd behaviour begins. Inside of the folder, along with the expected contents of that folder, there is a folder by the same name; open this and the contents of the folder are there, along with a folder with the same name. This can go on forever. I have searched high and low and have not been able to find a solution to this. This occurs only when connecting with Windows, otherwise with my PowerBook it works perfectly. I am hoping that someone can point me in the right direction. Additionally the Windows machine has connected to other WebDav folders without this issue. Finally, when there is a folder in a folder of the same name I am not able to map it as a network drive. Both the machine acting as the WebDav server and the Windows machine are running the most current versions of software. Regards, Ross I followed the tutorial at Tiger Vittles to set up one of my OS X machines to run as a webdav server. It went smoothly, and was easier than I expected, given I am not a pro or anything when it comes to computers. The amazing thing is it works. I can connect my PowerBook to it both on the local network and via the internet. The un-amazing thing, and probably expected (knowing me) is that it does not work as expected when connecting a Windows XP machine. It connects, mounts as a webfolder in Window’s Network Places, however this is where the odd behaviour begins. Inside of the folder, along with the expected contents of that folder, there is a folder by the same name; open this and the contents of the folder are there, along with a folder with the same name. This can go on forever. I have searched high and low and have not been able to find a solution to this. This occurs only when connecting with Windows, otherwise with my PowerBook it works perfectly. I am hoping that someone can point me in the right direction. Additionally the Windows machine has connected to other WebDav folders without this issue. Finally, when there is a folder in a folder of the same name I am not able to map it as a network drive. Both the machine acting as the WebDav server and the Windows machine are running the most current versions of software.

Regards,
Ross

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by: Tony http://tigervittles.com/?p=7#comment-93 Wed, 08 Feb 2006 12:19:37 -0500 http://tigervittles.com/?p=7#comment-93 Hi there, I just came across your site and I must say, wow. This is truly one of the most helpful, most easy to understand sites I have ever come across! Thank you for such a great source of info. My request is a little unique though, and I hope you can help me (as well as others that may find this helpful). Recently I've been wanting to recreate the .Mac service but on my Mac and I've been looking for some info all over the web but haven't really found anything useful until I came across this site: http://www.tnpi.biz/computing/mac/tips/idisk/ This guy actually does it perfectly it seems except I have no idea what he is talking about when he goes on explaining how he did it :-) He uses a pure FreeBSD server and so technically everything should be doable in Tiger. If you could take a look at it and translate it into a step by step guide, I think it would really great. I'm fairly certain you would understand his descriptions better than I can. Thank you for your time and help. Kind regards, Tony Hi there,

I just came across your site and I must say, wow. This is truly one of the most helpful, most easy to understand sites I have ever come across! Thank you for such a great source of info.

My request is a little unique though, and I hope you can help me (as well as others that may find this helpful). Recently I’ve been wanting to recreate the .Mac service but on my Mac and I’ve been looking for some info all over the web but haven’t really found anything useful until I came across this site:

http://www.tnpi.biz/computing/mac/tips/idisk/

This guy actually does it perfectly it seems except I have no idea what he is talking about when he goes on explaining how he did it :-)

He uses a pure FreeBSD server and so technically everything should be doable in Tiger. If you could take a look at it and translate it into a step by step guide, I think it would really great. I’m fairly certain you would understand his descriptions better than I can.

Thank you for your time and help.

Kind regards,

Tony

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by: Steve Didier http://tigervittles.com/?p=7#comment-92 Fri, 25 Nov 2005 15:59:05 -0500 http://tigervittles.com/?p=7#comment-92 Path Finder and feature rich finder replacement works well with Tiger ( I use it every day). Desktop Manager, a desktop extender tool--up to four separate desktops--works well with Tiger. Path Finder and feature rich finder replacement works well with Tiger ( I use it every day).
Desktop Manager, a desktop extender tool–up to four separate desktops–works well with Tiger.

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by: dasnet http://tigervittles.com/?p=9#comment-89 Mon, 24 Oct 2005 14:32:29 -0400 http://tigervittles.com/?p=9#comment-89 The problem with ical is that in tiger .ics are not in the same place than in jaguar, and are not named like before. The problem with ical is that in tiger .ics are not in the same place than in jaguar, and are not named like before.

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by: Grover http://tigervittles.com/?p=7#comment-72 Sun, 21 Aug 2005 18:02:45 -0400 http://tigervittles.com/?p=7#comment-72 Sorenson Squeeze does not work with Tiger. No ETA on a update (since they just put out an update not to long ago, I'm not holding my breath). Sorenson Squeeze does not work with Tiger. No ETA on a update (since they just put out an update not to long ago, I’m not holding my breath).

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by: Grover http://tigervittles.com/?p=10#comment-71 Sat, 20 Aug 2005 20:09:32 -0400 http://tigervittles.com/?p=10#comment-71 Building on Hamish's questions, I need to allow 20 different people to publish 20 different websites (I'm teaching Web Design this Fall). So each user should only have write access to his/her specific folder under the root dav folder, but everyone should be able to access the folders for viewing through a web browser. Is this possible? <i>[WM: It's actually pretty easy. Look at the other comments above which explain how to do the write vs. read only trick. Then, if I were doing this, I'd set up folders like this: /dav/user1, /dav/user2, etc. Then create a password file for each user called user1.pw, user2.pw, etc. Now modify the Apache config files as explained in the tutorial AND the comment and add a full section for each user, e.g. alias /dav/user1, alias /dav/user2, etc. Be sure each points to the correct dav folder and password file. It oughta work like a champ.]</i> Building on Hamish’s questions, I need to allow 20 different people to publish 20 different websites (I’m teaching Web Design this Fall). So each user should only have write access to his/her specific folder under the root dav folder, but everyone should be able to access the folders for viewing through a web browser. Is this possible?

[WM: It’s actually pretty easy. Look at the other comments above which explain how to do the write vs. read only trick. Then, if I were doing this, I’d set up folders like this: /dav/user1, /dav/user2, etc. Then create a password file for each user called user1.pw, user2.pw, etc. Now modify the Apache config files as explained in the tutorial AND the comment and add a full section for each user, e.g. alias /dav/user1, alias /dav/user2, etc. Be sure each points to the correct dav folder and password file. It oughta work like a champ.]

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by: swank http://tigervittles.com/?p=10#comment-67 Mon, 04 Jul 2005 07:33:45 -0400 http://tigervittles.com/?p=10#comment-67 Question: Have you tried to use a WebDAV server to REPLACE .Mac completely? What I mean is it possible to trick the OS (by editing the .hosts file for example) into thinking that it is connecting to Apple's .mac servers when you are really connecting to your local mini? I realize this would be a hit to Apple's .Mac revenue stream, but for advanced users who already have external hosting (because they need mySQL and php for example) plus an isp that gives you server space, .Mac is a waste of money... <i>[WM: Here's a <a href="http://www.drijf.net/dototto/index.html">link</a> that will show you how to do it.]</i> Question: Have you tried to use a WebDAV server to REPLACE .Mac completely?

What I mean is it possible to trick the OS (by editing the .hosts file for example) into thinking that it is connecting to Apple’s .mac servers when you are really connecting to your local mini?

I realize this would be a hit to Apple’s .Mac revenue stream, but for advanced users who already have external hosting (because they need mySQL and php for example) plus an isp that gives you server space, .Mac is a waste of money…

[WM: Here’s a link that will show you how to do it.]

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by: Eric http://tigervittles.com/?p=9#comment-64 Tue, 21 Jun 2005 19:13:05 -0400 http://tigervittles.com/?p=9#comment-64 I have been trying to get all of this to work, but I keep running into a big problem: the etc/httpd/ folder doesn't exist. In the command line, I enter 'sudo su', enter my password, and try to 'cd etc/httpd' and it says that the directory doesn't exist. I can't find it in the finder, and spotlight doesn't see it either. It's driving me insane. Any advice? <i>[WM: You can't find it in Finder because system directories are hidden. You're forgetting the forward slash before 'etc' so try <b>cd /etc/httpd</b> and all should be well.]</i> I have been trying to get all of this to work, but I keep running into a big problem: the etc/httpd/ folder doesn’t exist. In the command line, I enter ’sudo su’, enter my password, and try to ‘cd etc/httpd’ and it says that the directory doesn’t exist. I can’t find it in the finder, and spotlight doesn’t see it either. It’s driving me insane. Any advice?

[WM: You can’t find it in Finder because system directories are hidden. You’re forgetting the forward slash before ‘etc’ so try cd /etc/httpd and all should be well.]

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by: Grae http://tigervittles.com/?p=11#comment-59 Fri, 20 May 2005 11:06:23 -0400 http://tigervittles.com/?p=11#comment-59 I have to agree with the problems with Mr. Ogasawara's article. The whole bit about having to download files started to bug me. For one he shouldn't have counted Firefox because that was a personal decision and he would probably have to download the printer driver to obtain all of it's features on windows. too (Microsoft ships stripped down drivers). I have to agree with the problems with Mr. Ogasawara’s article. The whole bit about having to download files started to bug me. For one he shouldn’t have counted Firefox because that was a personal decision and he would probably have to download the printer driver to obtain all of it’s features on windows. too (Microsoft ships stripped down drivers).

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by: Hamish http://tigervittles.com/?p=10#comment-55 Thu, 19 May 2005 00:47:45 -0400 http://tigervittles.com/?p=10#comment-55 I would love to know how a specific user with a password can use WebDAV to access a particular directory on my web server for maintenance and update purposes while giving anonymous users web browser (only) access to the same directory with no password prompt. Am I dreaming the impossible? <i>[WM: Great question. And, no, you weren't dreaming. This is another very good use of WebDAV. You, as the webmaster, can access your web site using WebDAV and update it from remote locations with a username and password known only by you while others still can use a web browser to view your web site in the usual way with no username/password prompting. To make this work, you only have to make a slight adjustment in the WebDAV snippet you downloaded and inserted into your Apache config file. First, find the line which reads <b>DAV On</b>. On the very next line, insert the following: <b>Limit PUT POST DELETE PROPFIND PROPPATCH MKCOL COPY MOVE LOCK UNLOCK</b>. Make sure all of the text is on the same line and surround the command with LessThan (<b>< </b>) and GreaterThan (</b><b>></b>) symbols just like those surrounding the <b>Location</b> line. The symbols won't show up here as part of the command, or I would have included them. Also make sure to use ALL CAPS for the methods which are case-sensitive. Now find the line below this which reads <b>Allow from all</b>. On the very next line, insert the following: <b>/Limit</b> and surround it with LessThan and GreaterThan symbols just like you added for the <b>Limit</b> line inserted above. Save your changes to httpd.conf: <b>Ctrl-X,Y,enter</b>. For the changes to take effect, restart your web server in <b>System Preferences->Sharing</b>. That should accomplish exactly what you wanted. ]</i> I would love to know how a specific user with a password can use WebDAV to access a particular directory on my web server for maintenance and update purposes while giving anonymous users web browser (only) access to the same directory with no password prompt. Am I dreaming the impossible?

[WM: Great question. And, no, you weren’t dreaming. This is another very good use of WebDAV. You, as the webmaster, can access your web site using WebDAV and update it from remote locations with a username and password known only by you while others still can use a web browser to view your web site in the usual way with no username/password prompting.

To make this work, you only have to make a slight adjustment in the WebDAV snippet you downloaded and inserted into your Apache config file. First, find the line which reads DAV On. On the very next line, insert the following: Limit PUT POST DELETE PROPFIND PROPPATCH MKCOL COPY MOVE LOCK UNLOCK. Make sure all of the text is on the same line and surround the command with LessThan (< ) and GreaterThan (>) symbols just like those surrounding the Location line. The symbols won’t show up here as part of the command, or I would have included them. Also make sure to use ALL CAPS for the methods which are case-sensitive. Now find the line below this which reads Allow from all. On the very next line, insert the following: /Limit and surround it with LessThan and GreaterThan symbols just like you added for the Limit line inserted above. Save your changes to httpd.conf: Ctrl-X,Y,enter. For the changes to take effect, restart your web server in System Preferences->Sharing. That should accomplish exactly what you wanted. ]

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by: Brian Reynolds http://tigervittles.com/?p=10#comment-54 Wed, 18 May 2005 12:36:16 -0400 http://tigervittles.com/?p=10#comment-54 Again, fantastic stuff. If only this tutorial was available a couple of weeks ago when I went through setting up WebDAV. The reason I needed WebDAV was to set up shared calendaring for my company's intranet. One thing I didn't see mentioned, that I think would be valuable, is to explain how you can use the combination of WebDAV, iCal, and phpiCalendar to create nifty shared calendars. Now if only Windows users had a better way to upload ical files.......the Firefox calendar extension seems to do a decent job, but it's no iCal. Thanks for putting this site together, it's been invaluable to me. One suggestion for a future topic - using phpLdapAdmin to create shared address books, and user accounts. I've been looking for a good tutorial on this topic, and haven't come across any. Again, fantastic stuff. If only this tutorial was available a couple of weeks ago when I went through setting up WebDAV.

The reason I needed WebDAV was to set up shared calendaring for my company’s intranet. One thing I didn’t see mentioned, that I think would be valuable, is to explain how you can use the combination of WebDAV, iCal, and phpiCalendar to create nifty shared calendars. Now if only Windows users had a better way to upload ical files…….the Firefox calendar extension seems to do a decent job, but it’s no iCal.

Thanks for putting this site together, it’s been invaluable to me. One suggestion for a future topic - using phpLdapAdmin to create shared address books, and user accounts. I’ve been looking for a good tutorial on this topic, and haven’t come across any.

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by: Jason http://tigervittles.com/?p=10#comment-53 Tue, 17 May 2005 16:05:23 -0400 http://tigervittles.com/?p=10#comment-53 Thanks for the response! That worked just fine. I do have one other quick question pertaining to the shared Volume via the Alias text. I have gotten it to work just as you said-but for some reason (even after changing the permissions) I don't see the contents? Any thoughts suggestions to get the contents to be visible? I have combed the web and haven't found anything useful yet. Thanks again for the great site! <i>[WM: Be sure you have the permissions set correctly. Remember that once you point to a folder outside the /Library/WebServer/Documents tree, you have to worry about owner, group and permissions for every directory in the heirarchy that leads down to your final destination directory.]</i> Thanks for the response! That worked just fine. I do have one other quick question pertaining to the shared Volume via the Alias text. I have gotten it to work just as you said-but for some reason (even after changing the permissions) I don’t see the contents? Any thoughts suggestions to get the contents to be visible? I have combed the web and haven’t found anything useful yet. Thanks again for the great site!

[WM: Be sure you have the permissions set correctly. Remember that once you point to a folder outside the /Library/WebServer/Documents tree, you have to worry about owner, group and permissions for every directory in the heirarchy that leads down to your final destination directory.]

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by: Stephen Downs http://tigervittles.com/?p=10#comment-52 Mon, 16 May 2005 20:22:53 -0400 http://tigervittles.com/?p=10#comment-52 There just isn't enough praise. The how-tos here are the best! I have one question. I've set up WebDAV on my OS X 10.4 box, but my friend (also on Mac OS X 10.4) can't connect. I'm firewalled, and using an Airport. Are there special ports I need to open / forward? <i>[WM: If you both want to connect to each other, both your friend's Mac and yours need to have Port 80 open. And both your friend's router or Airport and yours need to have port 80 redirected to the internal IP address of your respective Macs, e.g. 192.168.0.4 or whatever the internal IP address of each Mac is. And a couple footnotes. Some ISPs change your IP address every second or two. These are so called PPPoE providers like Earthlink in some sections of the U.S. If one of you is using such an ISP, this won't work until you switch providers. You can learn more in our article <a href="http://mundy.org/blog/index.php?p=32">here</a>. Or you can check each of your Mac's IP addresses several times over several minutes by clicking <a href="http://mundy.org/ip.php">here</a> and see if the IP number changes. If so, you're dead in the water. If not, read on. Some ISPs block port 80 access to client machines such as your Mac. Can you access a web page on your Mac and your friend's from the Internet? If so, this isn't the problem. If not, it is the problem. If port 80 is blocked, then you can tell Apache to listen on another port such as 81. Read the comments on Nerd Vittles <a href="http://mundy.org/blog/index.php?p=32#comments">here</a> to learn how to adjust it. The demo web site discussed in our <a href="http://mundy.org/blog/index.php?p=53">WebDAV client article</a> on Nerd Vittles this week is actually running on Port 81 so you can test it for yourself. Keep in mind that, if you change Apache to port 81, then you'll need to open port 81 on your Mac firewall and you'll need to point port 81 to your Mac's internal IP address on your hardware-based router/firewall. Good luck!]</i> There just isn’t enough praise. The how-tos here are the best! I have one question. I’ve set up WebDAV on my OS X 10.4 box, but my friend (also on Mac OS X 10.4) can’t connect. I’m firewalled, and using an Airport. Are there special ports I need to open / forward?

[WM: If you both want to connect to each other, both your friend’s Mac and yours need to have Port 80 open. And both your friend’s router or Airport and yours need to have port 80 redirected to the internal IP address of your respective Macs, e.g. 192.168.0.4 or whatever the internal IP address of each Mac is. And a couple footnotes. Some ISPs change your IP address every second or two. These are so called PPPoE providers like Earthlink in some sections of the U.S. If one of you is using such an ISP, this won’t work until you switch providers. You can learn more in our article here. Or you can check each of your Mac’s IP addresses several times over several minutes by clicking here and see if the IP number changes. If so, you’re dead in the water. If not, read on. Some ISPs block port 80 access to client machines such as your Mac. Can you access a web page on your Mac and your friend’s from the Internet? If so, this isn’t the problem. If not, it is the problem.

If port 80 is blocked, then you can tell Apache to listen on another port such as 81. Read the comments on Nerd Vittles here to learn how to adjust it. The demo web site discussed in our WebDAV client article on Nerd Vittles this week is actually running on Port 81 so you can test it for yourself. Keep in mind that, if you change Apache to port 81, then you’ll need to open port 81 on your Mac firewall and you’ll need to point port 81 to your Mac’s internal IP address on your hardware-based router/firewall. Good luck!]

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by: Jason http://tigervittles.com/?p=10#comment-51 Mon, 16 May 2005 17:44:35 -0400 http://tigervittles.com/?p=10#comment-51 This was awesomely easy. I have tried the Webdav share a few times before with no luck-this time was as easy as it looks. I have a question to anyone who reads this though- How to get a symbolic link to another drive to function in the /dav folder? Anyone help a *nix newbie out... Awesome site, awesome tips, deserve more recognition. <i>[WM: Thanks and thanks. As for symbolic link, you don't need it. Look at the text in the WebDAV snippet and find the line that begins with the word "Alias." Following /dav is the folder location for WebDAV. This can be any folder on any disk attached to the Mac running your Apache web server. Just be sure the folder permissions are set correctly. Hope this helps.]</i> This was awesomely easy. I have tried the Webdav share a few times before with no luck-this time was as easy as it looks. I have a question to anyone who reads this though- How to get a symbolic link to another drive to function in the /dav folder? Anyone help a *nix newbie out…

Awesome site, awesome tips, deserve more recognition.

[WM: Thanks and thanks. As for symbolic link, you don’t need it. Look at the text in the WebDAV snippet and find the line that begins with the word “Alias.” Following /dav is the folder location for WebDAV. This can be any folder on any disk attached to the Mac running your Apache web server. Just be sure the folder permissions are set correctly. Hope this helps.]

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by: kristobal1969 http://tigervittles.com/?p=10#comment-50 Sun, 15 May 2005 12:21:08 -0400 http://tigervittles.com/?p=10#comment-50 I thank your very very much for this tutorial too. I have been looking for such a tutorial that really works for such a long time that I was wondering if I was not misunderstanding something. It works great and I thank you again. Do you mind my translating and posting your tutorial on a french mac site : http://mactouch.com ? of course with a link to this page. I think that it could help the french mac community. <i>[WM: Please feel free to do so. Glad to help.]</i> I thank your very very much for this tutorial too. I have been looking for such a tutorial that really works for such a long time that I was wondering if I was not misunderstanding something. It works great and I thank you again. Do you mind my translating and posting your tutorial on a french mac site : http://mactouch.com ? of course with a link to this page.
I think that it could help the french mac community.
[WM: Please feel free to do so. Glad to help.]

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by: Jim Garrett http://tigervittles.com/?p=10#comment-49 Fri, 13 May 2005 13:41:53 -0400 http://tigervittles.com/?p=10#comment-49 Just wanted to thank you for making this tutorial. I was able to get WebDAV running in 10 minutes. Gotta love OS X!! Just wanted to thank you for making this tutorial. I was able to get WebDAV running in 10 minutes. Gotta love OS X!!

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by: Brian http://tigervittles.com/?p=7#comment-48 Thu, 12 May 2005 18:54:07 -0400 http://tigervittles.com/?p=7#comment-48 dotMac Menu is currently being tested with Tiger compatibility and a host of other improvements. Notes can be found in the blog on the site. Release scheduled for the beginning of next week, hope that helps. dotMac Menu is currently being tested with Tiger compatibility and a host of other improvements. Notes can be found in the blog on the site. Release scheduled for the beginning of next week, hope that helps.

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by: Travis Hamilton http://tigervittles.com/?p=8#comment-43 Thu, 05 May 2005 13:37:22 -0400 http://tigervittles.com/?p=8#comment-43 Called today to complain (I actually cancelled my pre-order from Amazon) and I was met with a completely disinterested Apple person. She seemed rather annoyed that I wanted to complain and just didn't care in the least. At least Apple provides a script so it SEEMED like Apple cared... a little. Don't waste your time. Called today to complain (I actually cancelled my pre-order from Amazon) and I was met with a completely disinterested Apple person.

She seemed rather annoyed that I wanted to complain and just didn’t care in the least. At least Apple provides a script so it SEEMED like Apple cared… a little.

Don’t waste your time.

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by: anne http://tigervittles.com/?p=7#comment-39 Mon, 02 May 2005 23:51:50 -0400 http://tigervittles.com/?p=7#comment-39 fyi, the great Java environment, BlueJ, has a bug on 10.4. Thanks for the list! fyi, the great Java environment, BlueJ, has a bug on 10.4. Thanks for the list!

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by: Chris Leeworthy http://tigervittles.com/?p=7#comment-38 Mon, 02 May 2005 16:20:45 -0400 http://tigervittles.com/?p=7#comment-38 I see that the Samsung CLP500 driver is listed among the bad. I have to say it was pretty bad in Panther too! However all is not lost, the driver for the Xerox 6100 works just fine in Tiger and gives us mac users access to multiplexing (something the Samsung driver never did) In order to use the driver you need to install it, make sure the printer is connected and then go to 'add new printer' from any print dialogue box. You'll get a list showing the CLP500 (hopefully!) and see a drop down box for the driver at the bottom of the page. Select Xerox then select the 6100 model. Everything (including duplexing) works great after that. I see that the Samsung CLP500 driver is listed among the bad. I have to say it was pretty bad in Panther too!

However all is not lost, the driver for the Xerox 6100 works just fine in Tiger and gives us mac users access to multiplexing (something the Samsung driver never did)

In order to use the driver you need to install it, make sure the printer is connected and then go to ‘add new printer’ from any print dialogue box.

You’ll get a list showing the CLP500 (hopefully!) and see a drop down box for the driver at the bottom of the page. Select Xerox then select the 6100 model.

Everything (including duplexing) works great after that.

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