[lug] Serial printer connection questions

rm at fabula.de rm at fabula.de
Tue Sep 17 09:48:21 MDT 2002

On Tue, Sep 17, 2002 at 09:19:32AM -0600, Chip Atkinson wrote:
> Oh, wait, you're right.  Still though, I'll look at the bios settings and
> see what is available.

Chip, i haven't followed the whole thread, but if you think that
tranmission speed is the problem here (and not printer memory) you
can easily test it by setting the serial transmission rate to
a lower value (2400 :-)
Also, you could run a silly little test:

  # --- file: my_throttle.pl ----

  while(<>) {
    sleep 1;

and then:

  bash $ perl my_throttle.pl < my_huge_job.ps > /dev/ttyS0

(substitute ttyS0 with your actual serial device) 
It might take a while for your job to finish ;-)


happy user of an old AppleStyleWriter (on a serial port)

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