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Old 07-07-2005, 09:29 AM   #1
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printer low speed


Hello everybody,

I just bought an Epson Stylus C46 with an USB port. My distro Mandrake 9.1 recognizes it and uses the C42UX driver. It works fine, but there is only a big problem : Epson claims it must print at 12 ppm, and I can only print to 0,5 or 1 ppm, even in low resolution, text only, black only... I tried with all my different USB ports on my PC, and it's always the same result. My old Stylus color600 on parallel port, which was printing at 6 ppm, was 10 more faster than this one. I don't understand what happens, and what I could do to get a correct speed.

Thanks very much to everyone who would have an idea.

 
Old 07-08-2005, 08:20 PM   #2
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IS your computer USB 2.0 or USB 1.1

dmesg | grep usb

look for v2.0...

if you dont' see any v2.0 and all v1.1, you are SOL.

If that is the case.. you'll need to get a new mobo with USB 2.0 support...

Post what you know about your CPU... and mobo...and/or research the specs on it...

Cheers,

Gary
 
Old 07-09-2005, 12:02 AM   #3
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printer low speed

Hi,

Thanks for the reply. I have USB 2.0. In the BIOS, there are only three options for USB : auto, activated, desactivated. No option for the speed. I keeped auto option. My CPU is an AMD Athlon XP 2600+ (1913 Mhz), with 512K cache, 332Mhz bus. What is important to know more about CPU ?
 
Old 07-10-2005, 07:32 PM   #4
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Try this @ root.

cat /proc/bus/usb/devices

The below output is a partial list of my USB peripherals. *suprise!* I have the same CPU ..

Anywho look for the bit about your printer... and check the speed... to see if it says Spd=12... or if it says
1.5?

Cheers, Gary



T: Bus=03 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=01 Cnt=01 Dev#= 2 Spd=12 MxCh= 0
D: Ver= 2.00 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs= 1
P: Vendor=043d ProdID=0078 Rev= 1.00
S: Manufacturer=Lexmark
S: Product=Lexmark Z600 Series
S: SerialNumber=18K018502092094
C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=c0 MxPwr= 4mA
I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=07(print) Sub=01 Prot=02 Driver=usblp
E: Ad=05(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms
E: Ad=81(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 16 Ivl=0ms
 
Old 07-11-2005, 02:20 AM   #5
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It's the same as you :

T: Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=01 Cnt=02 Dev#= 4 Spd=12 MxCh= 0
D: Ver= 1.10 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs= 1
P: Vendor=04b8 ProdID=0005 Rev= 1.00
S: Manufacturer=EPSON
S: Product=USB Printer
S: SerialNumber=HU5W20502010523160
C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=c0 MxPwr= 2mA
I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=07(print) Sub=01 Prot=02 Driver=usblp
E: Ad=01(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms
E: Ad=82(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms

Any other idea ?

Thanks again,

Guy
 
  


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