printing extreme slow

Axel Braun axel.braun.remove_me at
Sun Aug 28 03:01:02 PDT 2005

Michael Sweet wrote:

>> 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).

> 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.

Yep, the parallel port was in SPP and not in ECP mode. That solved it



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