Very slow printing with stock FreeBSD5.3 + CUPS + Gimp-Print +
conover at rahul.net
Sun Apr 10 18:02:39 PDT 2005
Anthony M. Agelastos writes:
> Hello all,
> My HP DeskJet 612C printer is printing unbearably slow (0.033 PPM). I
> have a stock installation (GENERIC KERNEL) of FreeBSD 5.3 straight off
> of the install CDs, and I have installed very little software thus far.
> I have mainly followed the installation instructions from
> It basically prints one line at a time, then pauses for a while, and
> makes some noises, and then repeats. The whole single test page took
> over 30 minutes to print. Does anyone have any insight/info that they
> can give me to solve this problem or point me in the right direction of
> solving it? I have Googled and done some searching and did not come up
> with anything. I checked the CUPS documentation and forums and did not
> see anything either.
Maybe, make sure you installed the correct driver-there are two; a
high resolution, (something like 3K dots per inch, and it will only do
3K dots per inch, which makes it very slow,) and a driver that uses
the CUPS specific version of ghostscript, ESP ghostscript, (the other
drivers require all of gimp-print to be installed.)
The ESP ghostscript drivers end with a -ijs extension, and that's
probably the one you want.
Look at the ppd file you installed in probably /usr/share/cups/model/
for something like:
*cupsFilter: "application/vnd.cups-postscript 0 foomatic-rip"
and see if there is anything in the file ending with -ijs.
BTW, this solved the same thing on my Epson Photo Stylus 780. Maybe
your problem, too.
John Conover, conover at rahul.net, http://www.johncon.com/
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