Cups is very slow in printing MS Word documents

Andre Doeking doeking at
Mon Apr 11 03:44:37 PDT 2005


We have install the printserver under Gentoo 2005.0 with Samba 3.0.10 and Cups 1.1.23Rc1 (both emerged with Gentoo). And we are using the originally WinXP Postscript driver.

If we print pdf documents from i.e. the Adobe Reader, the printserver will be very fast and he will print page on page.

But if we print a MS Word document from a Win XP client, the print is very slow. The printer will pause after normally every site for 2-3 seconds and then will print on.

Are there any paramters which I should change?

I also have modified the mime.convs and mime.types (uncomment the both octet-stream)


server string = Printserver %v
printcap name = cups
printing = cups
load printers = yes
log level = 1
log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
max log size= 50
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
interfaces = lo eth0
bind interfaces only = yes
security = user
guest account = printing
guest ok = yes
map to guest = Bad Password
domain master = no
preferred master = no
local master = no

*and so on*

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