[K12OSN] why is printing SOOOO slow??

dahopkins at comcast.net dahopkins at comcast.net
Tue Jun 14 18:44:26 UTC 2005


You don't mention what package you are using for printing, but ... check the pspfontcache as a possible cause of slow printing if using OOo or StarOffice.   The thread at http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=5114&highlight=   discusses it (a quick google for pspfontcache)  Just delete the file for each user, and create a new file (touch pspfontcache) and set it to read only (chmod 444). 

Dave Hopkins

> One of my annoyances with K12LTSP is the extremely slow printing.  We
> print directly to the IP address of a HP 4000 laserjet with Jet direct
> card.  It uses CUPS v1.1.22rc1 (K12LTSP 4.2)
> The printer waits between each page.  The CPU usage (dual 2.4Ghz Xeon)
> goes to 100% on both CPUs when printing.  When only one job is printing,
> one CPU will be on 100% the other lower, but with multiple docs in the
> queue ( both CPU's peak at 100% ... an the printing
> takes a day and an age.
> This is especially frustrating as we are writing diploma exams, a lab of
> 22 people writing simultaneously.  The students can print a copy and then
> edit it one more time before printing the final copy.  When it takes 10
> mins to get your copy out of the printer queue, the editing time is gone
> before you can use it. :-(
> There has got to be a better way to do this printing!!
> Joe Guenther
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