Very slow printing with stock FreeBSD5.3 + CUPS + Gimp-Print + HPDeskJet612C

Chris racerx at
Mon Apr 11 06:07:52 PDT 2005

Anthony M. Agelastos wrote:
> 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.


	I too have this issue. I tried with my HP 1100, 1300 and a 4050 on 3
differant PC/laptops.  The thing is, one of them, like yours, was a
generic install w/gnome and I tried bot apsfilter and CUPS.

	Yet, everyone I have spoken with has no idea of the issues I'm dealing
with. So for now, and untill I pop on 5.4, I'm gonna leave my printing
for Windows.

	Yes, I tried the install via the Handbook, read the docs for apfilter,
and the closest I get to printing is via CUPS - and with the same issues
(and worse then you). Mine happen to be the "GO" light flashes for 20
minutes befor anything spits out.  *shrug*

Best regards,

The crucial memorandum will be snared in the out-basket by
the paper clip of the overlying memo and go to file.

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