On Thu, 11 Dec 2003 16:14:17 -0000, "Neil Munro" <email@example.com> wrote:
> > This *may* fix your problem, but it's strange that your machine
> > becomes "unusable" while printing -- even with "standard" (a.k.a
> > compatibility) mode it shouldn't be doing this.
> I am perhaps over-stating this, what I mean is that it is SIGNIFICANTLY
> slowed down so that it becomes really tedious trying to do things on the
> Desktop while it is printing (and this is a 2G Celeron with 256M!) - though
> the mouse still works fine. I suspect that if I got ECP/EPP to work, this
> would avoid the slowing but I have no experience of rebuilding modules etc,
> so I would be happier to accept slow printing if it could be a reduced
> priority process using some configuration - is this possible? Otherwise,
> yes, I would appreciate a pointer to instructions of how to rebuild them and
> I'll try that.
Another thought before you rebuild things: is it possible under CUPS to
print to a file? If so, do things slow down while you're printing to
the file? If that's the case then the problem isn't in the parallel
port, it's in whatever converts your file to printable form.
-- Dave Strauss
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