This whole week we’ve been trying to get my designer’s old Epson Stylus Pro 7500 with a Fiery RIP Station v1.5 to work under MAC OSX Leopard. Turns out this isn’t supported anymore by Epson, but you can get it to work if you have the correct PPD!
The Jim at Epson support was kind enough to send me the PPD via email and once installed the printer is now working just fine.
The steps to take are as follows:
1) Download the file “Epson Stylus Pro 7500 PPD.dmg” from the box.net widget.
2) Extract the dmg
3) open a new finder window and copy the PPD file to the following directory: Macintosh HD -> Library -> Printers -> PPDS -> Contents -> Resources
4) Now change the driver for your 7500 and select the new “Fiery X2 5100 series” driver from the drop down and your set!
After having some disk problems, I tried to start my development service and low and behold the World Wide Web publishing service wouldn’t start. Seems that the IIS Admin service (which the WWW service depends on) was terminating with an error code of 0x8021080A. Seems that during the chkdsk something was overwritten or corrupted.
Investigating I came to find that MetaBase.xml file that the IIS Admin service uses was a 0KB size. Which means basically that it lost all the configuration that IIS had. For those that don’t know, IIS has two XML files (MBSchema.xml and MetaBase.xml) that it uses to store all the configuration for your websites and IIS which are located in c:\windows\system32\inetsrv.
Even though this basically sucked, it was very easy to fix:
1) in windows explorer, browse to c:\windows\system32\inetsrv
2) rename the two XML files that IIS uses for configure.
3) goto the history folder (c:\windows\system32\inetsrv\history) and find the most recent backups of the two files.
4) copy the backups to the c:\windows\system32\inetsrv and rename them.
5) start the IIS Admin service.