06-22-2006 07:59 AM
06-23-2006 01:17 AM
OS X 10.4 has a Laserjet 5MP driver, don't know about previous versions.
As for the physical connection...I don't recommend using a parallel-to-USB adapter. They are chancey. Does the printer have an Ethernet print server in it? If it does, you can connect it to the G4 with an Ethernet crossover cable (if the G4's port is not currently being used). If you have a home network with a router/switch, you can network the printer instead of connecting it to the computer.
If the printer does not have a print server (JetDirect) in it, you can buy an external parallel-port print server to connect the printer to a network with (or to the computer).
Then again, this may be to expensive/complicated, then you buy a new printer with USB.
06-23-2006 04:45 AM
06-23-2006 07:29 AM
You don't look for drivers in a folder, easily.
In Printer Setup, where you add a printer, there's a drop-down list of printer manufacturers. When you pick HP, you'll see all the models you have drivers for.
You can try the Parallel-to-USB thing if you really want to.
Consider getting a new printer. It'd be the simplest solution.