Re: [PARPORT] Printing unreliable using ECP/EPP

From: Dave Strauss (
Date: Thu Dec 11 2003 - 11:18:54 EST

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    On Thu, 11 Dec 2003 16:14:17 -0000, "Neil Munro" <> 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.
    > Thanks,
    > Neil.

    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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