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From Doug <>
Subject Re: HP LaserJet question
Date Sat, 07 Sep 2013 03:54:44 GMT
On 09/06/2013 10:12 PM, Girvin Herr wrote:
> Doug,
> I just had a similar thing happen to my HP Laserjet 4050tn.  It was very 
> slow getting the pages out.  I was using the CUPS Postscript driver and 
> isolated the problem to the printer.  Cups showed the document sent and 
> completed as far as it was concerned, but the printer LED was still 
> flashing and after 30 minutes, still had not printed even the first 
> page.  I discovered changing the CUPS driver from Postscript to the HP 
> PCL3 driver made it work fine.  Now pages print within seconds of 
> clicking on Print.
> All of my computers are Slackware 14.0 Linux and all of my HP printers 
> are networked.
> I may note that this problem started when I upgraded to Slack 14.0 with 
> the new 3.x kernel.  It may be that the newer Postscript causes the 
> older Postscript engines in the relatively old HP printers to hang up.
> Hope this helps.
> Girvin Herr

/snip original message/

I just made the change. I'll have to see how that works. Thanx!


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