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Re: [K12OSN] Laser Printer super-slow?



One more thing which experienced folks know but isn't immediately obvious to CUPS newbies: when CUPS asks for the username and password, it's root's login info.

--TP

Jim Kinney wrote:
browser time!

localhost:631 then select printers

Or you can poke around in the /etc/cups dir and read the headers on the ppd files.

On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 3:22 PM, Joseph Bishay <joseph bishay gmail com <mailto:joseph bishay gmail com>> wrote:

    Hello,

    I am unable to tell from CUPS what the currently installed driver
    version is.  Help? :)

    Thank you
    Joseph

    On Sun, Jun 19, 2011 at 11:00 PM, Steven Santos
    <Steven simplycircus com <mailto:Steven simplycircus com>> wrote:
    > Is their an updated driver available for the printer?
    >
    > We had the same issue with a couple of different printers.  We moved
    > our print server to a ubuntu 11 box with all new drivers.  Now
    > everything prints fast to all of our printers.
    > ---
    > Steven Santos
    > Director
    > P: 617-527-0667 <tel:617-527-0667>
    > F: 617-934-1870 <tel:617-934-1870>
    > E: Steven SimplyCircus com
    >
    > Simply Circus, Inc.
    > 86 Los Angeles Street
    > Newton, MA 02462
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > On Sun, Jun 19, 2011 at 3:15 PM, Joseph Bishay
    <joseph bishay gmail com <mailto:joseph bishay gmail com>> wrote:
    >> Hello,
    >>
    >> I hope everyone is doing well this weekend.
    >>
    >> We have an HP Laserjet 2100 plugged into a thin client via a
    parallel
    >> port in our computer lab, and it works nearly perfectly.  Our only
    >> issue is that it takes a VERY LONG TIME TO PRINT!  Any sort of PDF
    >> takes more than 20 minutes before the entire document prints.  The
    >> first page usually comes out in OK time, but you will sit there
    >> waiting while the 'printing' light flashes as it processes and then
    >> eventually it will print.  This is for straight multi-page text
    PDFs
    >> for example.
    >>
    >> Any recommendations on how to speed up printing?  Printer
    details are:
    >>
    >> CUPS driver: HP LaserJet 2100 Foomatic/pxlmono (recommended)
    >>
    >> Print speed     Up to 10 pages-per-minute
    >> Paper input bin capacity        Tray 1: 100 sheets of 20 lb
    Bond (80 g/m2)
    >> paper, or 10 envelopes Tray 2/3: 250 sheets of 20 lb Bond (80 g/m2)
    >> paper
    >> Media Sizes     Tray 1: minimum (custom) 76 by 127 mm (3 by 5
    inches)
    >> maximum (custom) 216 by 356 mm (8.5 by 14 inches)
    >> Tray 2/3: Letter, Legal, A4, A5 and custom paper sizes
    >> Base memory     HP LaserJet 2100 printer: 4 MB of RAM
    >> Print resolution        1200 dpi for the best print quality 600
    dpi for
    >> complex graphics or faster output
    >> Duty cycle      Up to 15,000 pages per month
    >>
    >> Thank you.
    >> Joseph
    >>
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