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    Default CUPS test page

    How do you print a CUPS test page from the command line? For the last few days, it's been taking over ten minutes to print a PDF from the lpr command. The printer will stop and go. Tried turning off the printer for a few minutes and restarting cups, but it's still stalling. Using oS 11.4 on a file server.

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    Default Re: CUPS test page

    Try
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    lpr /usr/share/cups/data/testprint
    Are you printing to a local or remote printer? What model? (This may depend on the size of the PDF and the printer language involved).

    Read the posts by gsocker (post #10 and #12) in the following thread:

    [ubuntu] PDF's Very Slow to Print - Ubuntu Forums

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    Default Re: CUPS test page

    You may find decreasing the printing DPI, and increasing the RIPCache value in /etc/cups/cupsd.conf is helpful too. (Make sure you set a size appropriate to your system RAM size though.)

    Printing - openSUSE

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    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    Try
    Code:
    lpr /usr/share/cups/data/testprint
    Damm, it's been an hour. Canceling the job, but the printer isn't responsive to that, either.


    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari
    Are you printing to a local or remote printer? What model? (This may depend on the size of the PDF and the printer language involved).
    I have a Deskjet 3550 (USB) on my server. The PDFs are one page, plain text. I've printed many in this format in the past.

    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari
    You may find decreasing the printing DPI, and increasing the RIPCache value in /etc/cups/cupsd.conf is helpful too. (Make sure you set a size appropriate to your system RAM size though.)
    Thing is, this only started a few days ago. I haven't touched the configuration in that time, and it's set for draft grayscale. There's something wrong with the communication. Checked the connections, those look okay. I'll try the RIPCache

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    Default Re: CUPS test page

    It's about time to upgrade. We'll see if this makes any headway.

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