printer recommendations?

Polytropon freebsd at
Wed Dec 8 07:39:29 UTC 2010

On Fri, 3 Dec 2010 21:57:49 -0800, Charlie Kester <corky1951 at> wrote:
> My LJ4+ was connected via parallel and I never noticed any problems with
> error messages or the speed. 

Speed: It's just faster with PCL than with PS. Given a
multi-page output, the printer is in constant action
loading paper, duplexing, printing and ejecting, so
no big deal.

Error messages: This started with FreeBSD 7. The system
log gets full of

	lpt0: [ITHREAD]

when printing. I even have 


in /boot/loader.conf. I didn't have this problem with 4 and 5.
But hey, the printer works (again), and with my "new" system
getting ready for 8 and networked printing, I won't complain. :-)

> I'm OK with a printer that's as slow as I am.  ;)

As long as the printer isn't as tall as you are... :-)

Magdeburg, Germany
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