[oclug] [OT] ease of use
bb at L8R.net
Wed Nov 27 19:15:41 EST 2002
You can set things up so that there is a page eject sent to the printer
after every page is printed...
Some printers require this, or they won't continue to the next page. If
you need verification, eject the page yourself using whatever button you
need to. If it starts printing after you hit the load/eject button,
that's your problem...
On Wed, 27 Nov 2002 19:05:22 -0500
GR Gaudreau <transop at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> On 27 Nov 2002 18:40:24 -0500
> thus spake Rod Giffin <rod at giffinscientific.com>:
> > On Wed, 2002-11-27 at 18:27, GR Gaudreau wrote:
> > > [gr] Tried what you suggested and printed an multi-page essay of
> > > mine and got only as far as the first page and then it stopped.
> > > The funny thing is that when I do <http://localhost:631/> to
> > > access the CUPS configuration page on Galeon, I check the printing
> > > jobs and it says that that job was completed when I know darn well
> > > it wasn't. The pages seem to disappear somewhere in cyberspace.
> > > Could it be the Lexmark driver itself? As far as I know, I got the
> > > latest one from their web site.
> > [Rod]
> > I knew this was ringing a bell. This is an old memory dredged up,
> > and I'm not 100% sure that I'll ever remember what I did to fix it,
> > but what might be going on is that your printer may be pausing
> > between pages to wait for the ink to dry. The wait time is very
> > long. When it happened to me, sometimes the printer would print
> > another page after a minute or so. As I recall it was a simple
> > fix... I just don't remember what the fix was! Aaaaarug! I hate
> > that! But if I remember, I'll let you know for sure! It was
> > something in the PPD file, I just looked through it and I do not see
> > what I had changed.
> [gr] Makes you want to through something, doesn't it, when you've
> got an idea what the solution is but can't remember? BTW, the waiting
> time you spoke of? It's been over an hour and still nothing on that
> second page. "Captain, I think we're trapped in time warp!" Could it
> be I need to clean the ink cartridges, or maybe the contacts on the
> printer itself? If so, what could I use for that?
> GR Gaudreau
> "Half the lies they told me aren't true!"
> ~ Yogi Berra
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