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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.79 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.18-3 i586)
Description of problem:
Multiple dvips | lpr jobs that overlap seem to hang arbitrarily,
requiring lpc> kill to restart lpd. If I separate the print jobs so that I
don't dvips a file until the previous run of mf_filter has terminated, they
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. dvips a1.dvi; dvips a2.dvi; dvips a3.dvi; ...
Actual Results: Printing system hangs after two or three jobs print,
requiring lpc> kill to restart it.
Expected Results: Printing of a1.ps, a2.ps, a3.ps, ...
The files print normally if the dvips steps are done separately,
instead of in rapid succession.
I have had several reports of similar behaviour to this, but haven't yet been
able to track it down. Any help would be appreciated!
This might be a clue: if I save dvips output as Postscript files, and do
lpr a1.ps; lpr a2.ps; ... , I don't seem to get the problem (two tests only).
So maybe it's interference between dvips and the printing system.
No longer use magicfilter.