On Wed, Nov 01, 2006 at 10:49:36AM -0500, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
>  * Change the printer port to polled mode.  ["lptcontrol -p"]
>    With this kind of hardware, it may even speed up your printing as well.

        Thanks a lot, I think it does print a bit faster. But more
importantly I see virtually no performance degradation during

        Perhaps a sentence on this should be added in section (Setting the Communication Mode for the Parallel Port) of
the user manual somewhere in the end of this pararaph:

        The interrupt-driven method is usually somewhat
        faster but uses up a precious IRQ line. Some newer
        HP printers are claimed not to work correctly in
        interrupt mode, apparently due to some (not yet
        exactly understood) timing problem. These printers
        need polled mode. You should use whichever one works.
        Some printers will work in both modes, but are
        painfully slow in interrupt mode.

and then add something like:

        On slower machines using interrupt mode might cause
        significant degradation of the overall system perfor-
        mance due to the interrupt service using most of the
        CPU time. On such machines changing to polled mode
        will balance the CPU load as well as result in
        faster printing.

        Perhaps I should send a message to the documentation

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