Re: [PARPORT] Lost characters again

Tim Waugh (
Sun, 4 Oct 1998 18:31:47 +0100 (BST)

On Sun, 4 Oct 1998, David Campbell wrote:

> Under certain circumstances the lp driver will quite happily "eat" a print job
> when the printer is disconnected/power off. I tried once to fix this but it the
> "paranoia (tm)" checking of the printer port slowed the process down.

Isn't it possible to do paranoia checking in lp_open, or on the first
character, or something like that?


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