slow printing.

Johannes Weberhofer Johannes.Weberhofer at
Thu Dec 2 12:13:35 GMT 1999


Unfortunately I don't have a NTWS here, but if I remember right, you
have to open the printer first, then you will find something like "job
properties" in the file menu where you can do these settings. I think
you have to have administrator rights to change these settings.


On Thu, 2 Dec 1999 08:24:17 +1100, Bill Brandt wrote:

>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                                   
>brandtwr at                    

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