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Re: [K12OSN] Laser Printer super-slow?



Hello,

>> Does plain text files print out quickly from this same printer?

A single page of text from notepad prints fairly quickly.  The problem
seems to focus around PDFs I believe as those are the only larger
documents I've printed.

> You might also run top locally on the client while something is printing
> to find out if the client is CPU/memory bound (ex: swapping) etc.

I sent a 200 page PDF (with some images, total size of the PDF 7 MB)
and ran top.  What I saw, over the *17 hours* it took to print 100
pages before it just crashed, was the cpu on the thin client not going
over 2% and no swap being touched.  It looked like it was printing a
page every 10 minutes or so, and then towards the last few pages the
CPU usage went up to 99% and then back down to zero once it was
finished.  The process was the jetdirect one I believe (don't have the
file in front of me).

So I'm not quite sure what the issue is.  The thin client is a Pentium
4 2.6 Ghz machine with a gig of RAM.

Thanks
Joseph


On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 9:17 AM, Jeff Siddall <news siddall name> wrote:
> On 06/23/2011 07:42 AM, Barry Cisna wrote:
>> Joseph,
>>
>> Does plain text files print out quickly from this same printer?
>> If this is the case try changing from the foomatic driver to the hplip
>> driver.
>> If you have networked HP printers the hplip driver provides lots of
>> remote diagnostic 'stuff' as well.
>> It is worth the time of getting acclimated with the hplip package.
>> Here is were to get some general info on hplip and getting started using
>> it:
>>
>>  http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/index.html
>
> You might also run top locally on the client while something is printing
> to find out if the client is CPU/memory bound (ex: swapping) etc.
>
> Jeff
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