printing extreme slow

Michael Sweet mike at
Sat Aug 27 13:30:58 PDT 2005

Axel Braun wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm using a HP Color-laserjet 2550 (Postscript printer) with Cups 1.1.23
> (SUSE 9.3), but figured out that the printing is extremely slow. 
> The printer is attached to /dev/lp0, and the parallel port uses interrupt 7.
> For a 7MB Job it takes about 5 minutes before the page comes out (on a
> Laserjet 5L using ghostscript it starts basically immediately).
> Upgrading the printer to 192 MB RAM did not solve the problem.
> Is this a Cups issue? Any ideas what I can do?

More than likely it is a parallel port issue - check your BIOS
settings (ECP mode, DMA support?), and verify that the Linux
driver is configured the same.

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Internet Printing and Publishing Software

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