Printing, like it was 1984

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Drexus, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. Drexus macrumors regular

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    Is it me, or has printing (network printer) introduced a massive wait time before sending the print data to the printer?

    In Mavericks (and as far back as Lion), printing was instant. Hit print from TextEdit and the printer would spit it out so fast, it would be done by the time you got up and walked over to the printer.

    In Yosemite, the same task takes half a minute before the printer blinks its data light. I’ve done the usual checks: delete/recreate printer, print from various apps… but nothing seems to cut down the long gestation time Yosemite needs to print a 1kb text file from TexEdit.

    Am I missing something here? Has anyone experienced this as well?
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Did you update the printer driver? Also sometimes others have reported if they go into System Preferences->Print & Fax and delete the printer then readding the printer helps too.
     
  3. Drexus thread starter macrumors regular

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    As noted, yes I've deleted the printer, created a new one. This was after I made sure to have the very latest driver. I wish I could get a live print log of the cups engine.

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    Here is what the access log shows when printing a simple page from Safari (note the time used for essentially a text file):

    localhost - - [27/Oct/2014:13:09:06 -0400] "POST /printers/Samsung_SL_M3820DW HTTP/1.1" 200 220 Create-Job successful-ok
    localhost - - [27/Oct/2014:13:09:06 -0400] "POST /printers/Samsung_SL_M3820DW HTTP/1.1" 200 275 Send-Document successful-ok
    localhost - - [27/Oct/2014:13:09:30 -0400] "POST /printers/Samsung_SL_M3820DW HTTP/1.1" 200 3871 Create-Job successful-ok
    localhost - - [27/Oct/2014:13:09:30 -0400] "POST /printers/Samsung_SL_M3820DW HTTP/1.1" 200 34329 Send-Document successful-ok
    localhost - - [27/Oct/2014:13:09:30 -0400] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 344 Set-Job-Attributes successful-ok
     
  4. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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  5. Drexus thread starter macrumors regular

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    I see.

    Well, I'm not sure I remember those days with fondness.

    Thanks.
     
  6. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

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    With 10.9, when I open my print queue and send a job, there is a new communication step. It shows up as a document and seems to be asking for info from the printer before sending the actual job. My Xerox won't talk to anyone without waking up so this triggers a wake up, then a delay, then a spooling, then a print. Wish I'd stayed with 10.8.
     
  7. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Surely the Xerox still has to wake up at some point to receive the print job? Not sure how that is slowing things down in Yosemite???
     
  8. LCD macrumors member

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    I think a 10 second or longer wait to print started for me with Mavericks. Can't remember with Mountain Lion.
     
  9. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    Heh, I don't think anyone does.

    On campus the student labs were using noisy dot matrix printers for the students for many years after they should have been tossed in a dumpster. You could hear them down the hall, going all day.

    The only upside is that students would only print what they needed simply because it took so long. These days people send all kinds of stuff to the super-fast lasers; if they don't have to wait, why be picky? I wish they'd institute quotas.
     

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