slow printing.

Steve Litt slitt at
Tue Nov 30 21:54:03 GMT 1999

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                    

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