Re: [PARPORT] Prob: parport0: FIFO is stuck, timed out

Norbert Preining (
Wed, 26 Jan 2000 11:57:49 +0100

On Wed, 26 Jan 2000, Tim Waugh wrote:
> Can you try the printer out with another operating system that has drivers
> for it and see if it's any quicker?

I tried the printer with a gs(device=lj4dith and ljet4) created raw-file
on linux and win98. Interesting fact: it takes about 1min for 2pages
(around 4min for 8pages I have done) on both linux and win98.
But the printer manual (I know, they are lying) says something around
8pages/minute, this would be a factor 4, IMHO a bit to much.

> If we're using DMA and it's slow, there's not really much more we can do
> to make it go faster. I suppose the printer just takes a while to process
> the data.

For me it looks like the data produced by gs is hard to print, dunno

I will try a complex document from WinWord and will check how long
it takes. If there is a big difference in printing time, I think
than it is a gs-`error'. I will also print the complex document
to a file and raw-print it from the linux side.

You will hear from me.

Best wishes and thanks for the help.

Norbert Preining


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