slow printing.

Bill Brandt brandtwr-samba at
Wed Dec 1 21:22:46 GMT 1999

Does anyone know if such a parameter exists in NTWS?

The only tabs I see are:

Device Settings

And none of those seem to have a setting for soft fonts except device settings
which has a place to load soft fonts from a file.


On Wed, Dec 01, 1999 at 03:52:14PM -0500, Steve Litt wrote:
>I'm not much of an NT guy. On w98, it's on the printer properties dialog
>box, fonts tab.
>At 02:44 PM 12/01/1999 -0500, you wrote:
>>Thanks for the help...  It appears your correct when I copy a large txt
>file it
>>runs fine and the print files are coming out around 300K for a 2-3 page
>>document.  However, I'm on NTWS 4.0 and can't find the setting for soft
>fonts in
>>the printer properties.  Any ideas where that setting is?
>>On Wed, Dec 01, 1999 at 08:56:11AM +1100, Steve Litt wrote:
>>>I had that once. Turned out my W$ printer def was set to "download truetype
>>>fonts as graphics", which blew up the size of the print file by a factor of
>>>10. When I change to "download truetype fonts as soft fonts", my Laserjet
>>>IIID printed at its specified 8 pages per minute -- no cooldown.
>>>Copy a large text file directly to it with
>>>copy bigfile.txt //servername/printername
>>>And see whether it still prints too slowly. If not, it's probably your
>>>Windows client printer def.
>>>Steve Litt
>>>At 07:53 AM 12/01/1999 +1100, Bill Brandt wrote:
>>>>I'm having an issue with a samba print server.  I have the following in the
>>>>        workgroup = DOMAINNAME
>>>>        netbios name = SERVERNAME
>>>>        server string = Samba Server
>>>>        security = DOMAIN
>>>>        encrypt passwords = Yes
>>>>        password server = NTDOMAINPDC
>>>>        log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
>>>>        max log size = 50
>>>>        socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
>>>>        os level = 10
>>>>        local master = No
>>>>        dns proxy = No
>>>>        wins server = #.#.#.#
>>>>        comment = All Printers
>>>>        path = /var/spool/samba
>>>>        guest ok = Yes
>>>>        print ok = Yes
>>>>        browseable = No
>>>>The printer is a HP LaserJet 4M setup with redhat print-tool in lpd.  Files
>>>>print, but it appears that each page is sent separately to the printer with
>>>>enough time between them for the printer to stop and sometimes even "cool
>>>>Has anyone experienced this issue?
>>>>Bill Brandt                                   
>>>>brandtwr at                    
>>Bill Brandt                                   
>>brandtwr at                    


Bill Brandt                                   
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