Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 97755
cups slow to print pdf
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:54:55 EDT
Description of problem:
I have a redhat 9 print server, cups 1.1.17.
Two queues - raw for windows prining and filtered for linu/solaris printing.
Print the same pdf file from windows and unix and the spooled file in windows is
about 20 times smaller than the spooled file from unix when it has used the cups
pdftops. This means my unix printing is very slow. (4MB pdf takes 30mins to
print from unix, <1min from windows.)
I am using a LJ4200dtn and the ppd file for unix is one I copied out of the
The d file in var/spool/cups for the windows drivers is 5MB od level 3 ps, and
the d file from windows for the same file is 80MB of ps level 2.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.print pdf file
2.wait a long time!
Please attach the output of 'printconf-tui --Xexport' so that I can see your
Sorry - meant to remove this the other day from bugzilla but forgot.
The problem was actually a version of kghostview on an old suse install which
was creating monster ps files wich took ages to go through pdftops, so there is
nothing wring with cups on redhat 9
Thanks for your help and sorry I didn't delete this before.