The HP LaserJet 2100 is a nice piece of hardware. A network interface is present, refilled cartridges are cheap nowadays, and a PostScript emulation is available. The downside of old hardware is its slowness.
Sometimes I need to print stuff at home. So, speed is not really needed, it just sucks to wait. With Fedora 16 it seams that it takes much longer to print pages than with prior Fedora releases.
Let’s take a look at the configuration of the LaserJet.
print02:/etc/cups# telnet 10.0.41.32
Please type "?" for HELP, or "/" for current settings
===JetDirect Telnet Configuration===
Firmware Rev. : G.08.40
MAC Address : 00:99:99:99:99:99
Config By : USER SPECIFIED
IP Address : 10.0.41.32
Subnet Mask : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway : 10.0.41.2
Syslog Server : Not Specified
Idle Timeout : 90 Seconds
Set Cmnty Name : Not Specified
Host Name : LJ2100
DHCP Config : Disabled
Passwd : Disabled
IPX/SPX : Disabled
DLC/LLC : Disabled
Ethertalk : Disabled
Banner page : Enabled
Well, nothing new here.
The CUPS configuration says “DeviceURI socket://10.0.41.32”. As far as I remember, I used ipp in the past. A little configuration error from my side?
Would a dedicated CUPS server speed-up the printing process?