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Old 09-21-2004, 08:03 AM   #1
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Lexmark printer hang

I have a Lexmark Z51 printer, which is listed as "known hardware" ( for Mandrake 10.0 (Official 5 disk version). Though from what I've seen here, not the best choice for Linux, it's what I had when I switched from OS/2. (Under which it ran slow, but did it's job)

The printer ran OK under 9.0, and 9.2, though it was slow, sucked up a lot of resources, and took a while to eject each page, especially when printing from a web page. I am using CUPS. It was *so* slow under 9.0 and 9.2 to eject pages printed from a web page that I took to printing the page to a file, then printing the file. A PITA work-around granted, but it worked.

Under Mandrake 10.0, it *always* hangs when ejecting a page using whatever app I print from. I now have to switch to windoze to do any printing! 10.0 will print the first page, then, when it is time to eject the first page, it just sits there, and pretty much just sucks the processor dry. If I delete the printing job, and reboot, it will eject the page I am printing, but only if I boot to windoze.

Any help here would be much appreciated.


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