Snow Leopard: some warnings.

After all the hype and excitement about Mac OS X 10.6 (“Snow Leopard”), I am not sure if I am seeing any benefits and have had two immediate problems after upgrading:

1) my TIme Machine backups stopped working. I am using firewire drive mounted as a network drive, not the officially supported Time Capsule. After much struggling, I was able to get this to work by sharing mounting the drive as an SMB (Windows “Samba”) share instead of using the AFP (Apple File Sharing Protocol) that had previously worked for me.

2) My trusty 12 year old HP LaserJet 5MP printer stopped working. It turns out that Snow Leopard kills off the legacy AppleShare. Wish I’d known that! Tried to get it working as an IP printer to no avail, but I should be able to use it via the old computer (running Tiger still) that I am using as the fileserver. So far, even that isn’t working though….

This entry was posted in Mac OS X. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.