Re: Help needed: extremly long waiting for printing of some PDF/PS files in F14

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On 01/16/2011 06:43 PM, ka1ifq wrote:
>> Hi,
>> having partially extrem long times in F14 until a spooled file print is
>> performed.
>> Sometimes, I have to print pdf or ps files generated by firefox, or
>> printing some websites themselves. I hear some noises of my laser
>> printer (lexmark e120n, a network printer), and the notificaton area
>> shows some printer activity, but nothing is printed (even if I wait tens
>> of minutes).
>> Anybody saw this too?
>> If taking a snapshot of the info to be printed into some .png or .gif
>> file by the "import" (part of imagemagick)  command and importing that
>> gif file inside of OO and printing that OO file, it is printed immediately.
>> That's rather weird, and I never had this effect in previous fedora
>> versions.
>> Any help is appreciated.
>> -- 
>> Joachim Backes <[email protected]>
> 	Only PDF files?? Your printer may have to interpret the file before 
> printing it, so it shows activity and maybe a data light blinking as it 
> digests the file, converts it, and then finally prints. It may be that it 
> needs more memory to get the job done faster also. I see this at work with 
> some file types on some of the HP printers we use.
> Hth. Mike.

Hi Mike,

I could solve my problem by modifying the printer driver from
Foomatic/pxlmono to Foomatic/ljet4. Nothing changed concerning the
printer's memory size.

Kind regards

Joachim Backes <[email protected]>

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