On stardate Wed, 10 Dec 2003, the wise Mark Terribile entered: > I'm wondering if the problem is that everything going through APSFILTER is > sent as Postscript or raster. If this is on a 4.x (did you say 4.9?) then > you are limited to the 1.1 Meg/sec of USB1 (I'm assuming that it's a USB > printer). USB2 is 450 times faster, and may remove a bottleneck. On the > other hand, the bottleneck may be the speed at which the printer can process > either Postscript or its raster data. And that may depend on some resolution > settings. > > I can't think of how to measure these things offhand, but that's where I > would start. > > Mark Terribile
Most of the time I'm printing from a PIII450 which runs FreeBSD 4.8-release and an Alpha which runs 4.7-release (I know I should upgrade but that's another issue :)). The printer is connected to a small network at home, three computers all running FreeBSD and the printer, all connected to a switch. Sometimes I plug a laptop from my work into the network, which runs Windows 2000. Now I think that the data sent to the printer is PostScript and not PCL (if this is possible, I'm no expert on this but I guess that's the reason Windows is printing a lot faster) and that I should install a so called "PostScript emulator DIMM". Problem is that these are hard to find since the LaserJet 2100 is an old model now. I just got a tip on the mailinglist that they are still being sold at http://www.printerworks.com. Now I hope that they deliver to Europe also and that the company can be trusted... Marco -- Finagle's Second Law: No matter what the anticipated result, there will always be someone eager to (a) misinterpret it, (b) fake it, or (c) believe it happened according to his own pet theory. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"