Printing under Linux very SLOW

fred smith fredex at
Tue Dec 2 00:27:13 UTC 2003

On Mon, Dec 01, 2003 at 12:11:05PM -0600, J.B. Nicholson-Owens wrote:
> Lisa Durham wrote:
> > [My Canon BJC 2100] printing speed is about 4 times slower than that of
> > printing to the same printer from the same machine booted into WinXP.

Another possibility is that the parallel port (this is a parallel port
printer, isn't it??) needs to be tuned. There's a utility for doing
that, but unfortunately I can't remember its name right now.

Ah. It's "tunelp". Check out "man tunelp"
> My guess is you're printing at different resolutions from the two OSes or
> somehow the settings are not identical.  I have an Epson color inkjet
> printer and in higher resolutions the printer slows down dramatically.  I
> get a higher-quality print, but the speed is almost so slow as to not be
> worth the wait.  This change has nothing to do with operating systems when I
> switch between Fedora Core 1 GNU/Linux and OpenBSD.  It has to do with the
> settings with which I use the printer.
> Once I lowered the resolution of the printer I found a better tradeoff of
> speed and detail.
> I suggest altering the settings in the printer setup panel for your printer
> and see if that increases the speed of the printer.
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