Ubuntu :: 10.04 Printing Files Takes Ages

May 23, 2010

When printing web pages or PDF files in Ubuntu 10.04 to a network printer using CUPS, files are blown out to huge sizes - over 200Mb for a 30Mb PDF document and over 70Mb for a simple web page with 6 images and some text. Its holding up everyone else in our office who, through Windows XP are printing the same files in about a 20th of the time it takes Ubuntu+CUPS. I have tried printing directly to the printer, printing through the Win2003 PDC share, printing with LPR (which coincidentally generates a bit smaller ps file) and printing with Adobe Reader instead of evince

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Ubuntu :: Svin Evolution Attachments Takes Ages?

Mar 22, 2011

have a strange problem with evolution attachments: they take ages to save. I just received a 7 MB daily and it took about 3 minutes (!) until it completed the saving process.to be clear, the problem isn't downloading the email with the attachment from the mailserver. the problem exists AFTER the email has been downloaded from the server to my evolution inbox and I try to use the "save as..." option.it almost looks like evolution is trying to "download" the file from my local harddrive to my local harddrive (yes, this sentence is correct), and it's doing that at extremely low speed.

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Ubuntu :: Minor - Version 10.04 Takes AGES To Check The Disk

May 13, 2010

I have just 4 minor things with Ubuntu 10.04 (64-bit)

1) Sometimes the disk checker runs at startup. Why does it take so long to finish? On the previous version of Ubuntu, it was a quick check, but now on version 10.04 it takes AGES just to check the disk!

2) Why do some programs like Kega Fusion only play sound if you run it on its own with no other programs open? Try the Linux version of Kega Fusion with and without other programs open: [URL]

3) Who do I ask if I would like a hardware device supported? I have a SIM card reader (Veho VSD-229) and I can only use it in Windows to back up my SIM card contacts.

4) Last question. Is there a Ubuntu "wishlist" anywhere?

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May 30, 2010

On Lucid, using the nVidia proprietary drivers, the panel takes about 15-20 seconds to load after loging in. Everything else works fine, I can use my desktop shortcuts and open other programs, just the panel leaves an empty space at the top and bottom, until it loads.

I don't have this problem on a laptop with Intel graphics running Lucid, nor when using Nouveau drivers on this computer. I read somewhere that it could be due to gdmsetup not having it's config file, but even after trying the suggested workaround (opening gdmconfig and changing settings so the config file is made) the problem persists. If I run "killall gnome-panel" the panel disappears (not surprisingly) and then briefly pops back up before disappearing again for about 10 seconds.

Could this be something to do with Compiz? With the Nouveau drivers Compiz is disabled, so Compiz is the only thing I can think of that affects the panel differently between the two graphics drivers.

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Ubuntu Networking :: Broadcom BCM4313 Takes Ages To Connect

Jan 26, 2011

I'm having issues with my broadcom BCM4313 wireless adapter. Everything works just fine when connected (with additional drivers & Connman), but it takes about 5 minutes to connect to my network when i just started my computer! When resuming from hibernation it goes very quick though, so just when I boot my pc it's taking forever...This is what I found in the dmesg output:


[ 16.778057] eth1: Broadcom BCM4727 802.11 Hybrid Wireless Controller
[ 16.808768] type=1400 audit(1295859939.727:2): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_load" name="/sbin/dhclient3" pid=833 comm="apparmor_parser"


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May 19, 2011

So basicly I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 and I am experiencing something I always experience when I install Ubuntu. I will be using a window and then when I switch to another window it will randomly crash and it takes me ages to be able to close it down, sometimes I can never close the window down. This has stopped me from being able to use any version of Ubuntu on my computer which is disappointing because I really love Ubuntu.

I have no idea how to fix this issue at all, I have downloaded drivers for Linux from the Nvidia website but I get a window saying it cant be opened, and no surprise after many efforts I can't even close that window. Its a .run file so I don't know if I have to run it via terminal? I am fed up of not being able to use Ubuntu because these windows freezing is making it unbearable to use.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Songbird Search Takes Ages To Give Result

Jan 6, 2010

I really am a great fan of Songbird, but there's one thing that keeps annoying me: searching my music collection. I have about 12k songs (67GB) in my library, and using the search bar is pretty much a disaster: whatever I type it takes ages to come up with something, and if I delete any of the written to enter something new it hangs for like five minutes. This sort of forced me to look for specific songs myself or just keep it going on shuffle, none of which is a good solution.
I believe the problem is that songbird searches after every single typed character instead of waiting until I'm finished, which is a cool feature with smaller amounts of data to look through, but in my case it's just annoying and pointless. How to disable this feature? I am using Songbird 1.2.0, Build 1146.

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Apr 29, 2010

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04, and Iv been using the ATI/AMD propitairy driver FGLRX and it worked fine inn 9.10.But now, the Bootsplash is ugly, and it takes ages for the OS to load, I didn't have this problem with 9.10.I try to remove it, but it chucks out an error stating a package doesn't exist.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Unmounting Filesystem At The Shutdown Process Takes Ages

Jul 11, 2011

when I am pressing the shut down button inside kde I receive this nice black screen with the green status messages indicating what was done successfuly. At the unmounting file systems though I have to wait for a 20-30mins duration to finished. I have two or three network shares but even a timeout would not take more than 1 min to appear.

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Jun 8, 2011

I have laptop with Mobility Radeon HD3200 graphics. Gnome 3 works more or less fine until I start Skype. When Skype is running switching between the windows is a pain in the a$$. The screen flickers, looks crappy, takes ages to refresh, etc. Anyone experience similar things? I also noticed that when I start yumex I also get the screen doing the same things as with Skype, but to a much lesser extent and only for a few seconds. Could it be related to the network connection? Running F15 64

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Ubuntu :: Taking Ages To Save Files?

Apr 25, 2010

Ubuntu has been working fine since I dropped Windows six months ago , but recently I am experiencing problems when saving files that I have scanned in . They are taking an age to save and they are only small files less than 200kb ??? Saving anything takes an age now 5 mins +

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Ubuntu :: Printing PDF Files With 10.10

Oct 26, 2010

I have recently upgraded to Maverick, but I no more manage to print PDF files, neither with Okular nor with Adobe Reader for Linux. The only way I have is to directly use lpr, but it's long work. My printer is an hp deskjet 5150.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Creating Cache Files For Fontconfig: Takes Too Long

Mar 26, 2010

I am installing openSUSE 11.2 on a laptop. After installation, reboot, auto-configuration, the screen show lines of text following "Starting SuSEconfig. The latest line is "Creating cache files for fontconfig". I don't understand why this specific operation takes too long; since almost an hour has passed. Is there a way to speed up and complete the process so that I can login and start using openSUSE? I did try hitting the spacebar and moving the mouse but nothing happens.

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Aug 22, 2010

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit. I just got a Brother hl-2140 printer installed the drivers via the brother site and I can't print pdf's. I can print gedit, openoffice, etc... but no PDF's. This is kind of a deal breaker.

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May 29, 2011

I am having problems in printing 'complex' PDF files. Simple pages are no problem. Good examples is Royal Mail postage printing. Generated PDF displays correctly - and in Ubuntu 10.10 printed perfectly. Since I upgraded to 11.04 I get a blank page. No matter what I do. I have tried everything suggested when I googled the problem - but no solution works. I am printing across the network through my NAS box (no changes to that at all) to an HP Laserjet 1010. It all works correctly and as expected under Windows - so the setup is fine with printer and NAS. its a problem introduced by 11.04.

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Apr 12, 2010

Can I open autocad files (.dwg) on ubuntu and do printing tasks?

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Apr 29, 2011

I use a Dual core desktop PC with Ubuntu 10.10. A hp-laser- jet 4250 printer is connected to it. I am getting able to print all files except .ps and .eps files. When I send a .ps or .eps file for printing, no job is actually reaching to printer.

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Jul 22, 2011

I noticed that I was unable to print PDF files (printer - HP DeskJet HP4583). I tested a doc file in Libre office and a webpage in Firefox and they printed. When I use Okular no error message is shown. Going into the cups web interface, there is no trace of the job at all. When I use Adobe, I get this error My installed cups packages are:


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Server :: Printing PDF Files In Landscape?

Apr 20, 2010

Im trying to print a pdf file in landscape but it always prints as portrait these are the commands that i use...

lpr -o landscape -P printername filename.pdf
lpr -o orientation-requested=4 -P printername filename.pdf

this is the printer standard options

#lpoptions -p printername -l
Duplex/Double-Sided Printing: DuplexNoTumble DuplexTumble None *Notcapable
PageSize/Page Size: Letter *A4 11x17 A3 A5 B5 Env10 EnvC5 EnvDL EnvISOB5 EnvMonarch Executive Legal


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Ubuntu :: Printing With Exact Size Photos And With Poor Auto Colour Printing But The Situation Remains Unchanged

May 31, 2010

I expected more from ubuntu 10.4 with regards to printing with exact size photos and with poor auto colour printing but the situation remains unchanged! for instance .. the photo size configurations for ubuntu/fspot/gimp and others are not compatible with my printers (HP and Brother) .. here in Europe a typical standard size photo (10x15inches or 150x100mm are not even on the Ubuntu listing? I have tried all listed possibilities including "custom" (which does not seem to ever work correctly?)and the result at best is photos with uneven boarders or at worse my printer goes a bit crazy with much wasted photo paper and expensive ink ...even photos selected for "no boarders" still produces photos with the self same uneven boarders.

I have tried pretty much everything over time following advice in this forum and including using HPlip and updating drivers required for my Brother printer but the root problem seemingly lies with the Ubunto photo size setup listing. Working with Ubuntu over the years I have found that it can do pretty much everything that Windows can do except for this dam ongoing photo quality and configuration problem.

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Apr 3, 2010

I'm searching within Java files for some occurrence of a phrase:

find . -name '*.java' | xargs grep -l 'string'

How do I change this command to print to the shell all of the lines which contain a match?

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May 19, 2011

Basically i just downloaded and installed Ubuntu 11.04 and i love it, however all websites wont load except for ubuntuforums.org and google.com which both seem to load instantly. Any ideas?

BTW i am connected to the internet obviously and i am also writing this on ubuntu. I don't understand why this is happening because all websites seem to load on windows and the package installer seems to work fine.

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Jul 28, 2010

We developed qt based application in linux. I wish to stop ejecting the paper after printing over.How to do it.

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Oct 8, 2010

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Yes, I know MUDs were like..Five years ago, but I found Realms of Despair and I really like it. So, I am looking for more MUDs that I might enjoy. In all honesty, I would like to find a MUD that's not focused on the Medieval ages, for that's all I seem to find. So, if anyone could point out a few good ones, preferably free for the time being, because I'm not hardcore into them and willing to pay just yet.

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Jun 28, 2010

The version of Firefox (Iceweasel) in Sid, is 3.5.10. The latest version (of Firefox) is 3.6.6. Why is are the repos stuck so far behind? or is it Iceweasel that is stuck?

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Apr 17, 2011

At least with 11.4 on a 12-core AMD, the NOUVEAU driver is a crock for this. Not merely does character reflection and many other things take ages, it dies horribly far too often. NVIDIA's driver seems better. This is purely for information, as my problem is solved for now.

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Mar 29, 2011

My configuration is OpenSuSE 11.4/KDE4/32bit. I am noticing that for about 20 minutes (or more) after first login every time there is a process which takes 100% CPU for most of the time and, of course, slows everything down. The system monitor suggests it is the 'tracker-miner' process (whatever that is). Do I need the tracker-miner? What good does it do? Is there any way to stop it (not to start it)?

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CentOS 5 :: X/Gnome Takes Long Time To Load And Sudo Takes Long Time To Execute

Oct 13, 2009

I am running Centos 5.3. I ran no updates, performed no installs, nor changed any configuration immediately prior to this issue. My problem is this: when I run the command startx (default runlevel 3), it is a long time (5-10 minutes) before Gnome startx, and once it does start applications will not run. Also, when I try to use sudo (from any environment, even ssh), it is a long time (5-10) before the command is executed.

I cannot say for sure, but it seems like this is an intermittent problem. Sometimes X takes a long time to start, but once it starts it will launch programs. Sometimes X takes a long time to launch, but once it starts it will only launch certain programs. Though presently X always takes a long time to start, and I cannot successfully launch any programs.

A while back a had a similar problem to this (x taking long time to start, sudo taking long time to execute) and it ended up being a DNS problem. Unfortunately, I cannot remember exactly what it was and I stupidly did not document it. Maybe this is also DNS related, I don't know.

I don't know what log files to look at for problems with X, Gnome, and sudo taking a long time to start.

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May 11, 2011

I am supposed to take some small files, and print them to a specific printer, such that the small files are concatenated into one file. The file name has to be included in the file that gets printed.

Should I be looking to concatenate the files into one file with the file names included, and then print them?

something like: -printfunction -printername < file*

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Feb 15, 2010

I have a dual boot system using ubuntu, 7, and vista. I want to get rid of vista. I already tried to use my recovery discs but they never give me an option as per what to partition and what not to, and it comes with vista and seven. I really need the space and can't currently afford a portable hard drive.

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