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Conrad McGarry updated July 14, 2014 at 7:34 PM


Questions Addressed


  • The Xerox printer continually pauses when I try to print or resume printing. The Xerox printer continually pauses when I try to print or resume printing.
  • When I look at the print job info, it tells me that /usr/libexec/cups/backend/lpd failed. When I look at the print job info, it tells me that /usr/libexec/cups/backend/lpd failed.


Description


The 10.6.8 Apple Software Update made changes to the Mac OS X printing system, in particular the /usr/libexec/cups/backend/lpd file. To fix this, replace this file with the 10.6.7 version provided below. 


Procedure


  1. Go to Finder > Go > Go to folder > /usr/libexec/cups/backend.
  2. Drag the lpd file to your Desktop. Rename it lpd_backup lpd_backup.
  3. Download the 10.6.7 lpd file below and replace the existing lpd file in /usr/libexec/cups/backend. lpd
  4. Open Disk Utility, select your boot drive and run a Repair Disk Permissions. Alternatively you can manually set the ownership and permission with the following two commands:
    1. sudo chown root:wheel /usr/libexec/cups/backend/lpd
    2. sudo chmod 700 /usr/libexec/cups/backend/lpd
  5. Print a test page. If necessary, reinstall your printer drivers and reboot your machine.
    1. Printer Installer for 10.6 Printer Installer for 10.6: afp://igppsoftware.ucsd.edu/igppsoftware/Guest/Printers/10.6_Full_Installer
    2. Printer Installer for 10.5: Printer Installer for 10.5: afp://igppsoftware.ucsd.edu/igppsoftware/Guest/Printers/10.5_Full_Installer
  6. If the issue is resolved, delete lpd_backup on your Desktop. If not, please contact the IGPP Helpdesk.




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