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Re: printing 2 MB jpeg



On Saturday 27 January 2007 18:45, fredex wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 27, 2007 at 09:27:05AM -0800, rfjones wrote:
> > I have Linux 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6, it takes about an hour to print a 1.8 MB
> > jpeg
> > on a networked laserjet 2100 using the pxlmono driver
> > I cant print at all using gthumb; just text junk
> > the gimp will print a respectable page, but it takes about an hour
> > Any ideas?
> > TIA
> > rfjones
>
> Can you get any clues where the holdup is?
>
> Is it a parallel port printer, or USB, or networked?
>
> I've heard tell of a utility for tuning the parallel port, but can't
> think of its name right now. [later] Aha! tunelp! try "man tunelp".
>
> If USB, maybe it's an old low-speed (USB 1) port?
>
> I wouldn't expect to be CPU bound in any way, though the image will need
> to be converted into the appropriate commandset. Perhaps top can help
> you figure out if some program is the bottleneck.

There could well be a delay of several minutes while the data is being 
processed before it even starts to print, for a picture of that size.  It's 
part-software based, but also the speed that the printer can handle the 
picture is relevant.  Probably other factors, too.

Anne

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