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Re: Print Spooler Woes

    Date: Sun, 14 Feb 88 10:24 EST
    From: Daniel L. Weinreb <DLW@ALDERAAN.SCRC.Symbolics.COM>

    Just so this conversation doesn't get too one-sided: I use the print
    spooler with an Apple LaserWriter here at Symbolics every day and it
    works just fine.  The last few problems that I experienced were fixed by
    repairing the LaserWriter itself.

    I don't know anything at all about the print spooler software, and I'm
    sorry to hear that it's not working well for some people.  The software
    I'm running corresponds to Genera 7.2, and it's possible that the
    problems you're encountering are problems that will be fixed when you
    receive 7.2.  I do know that the person who works on this software has
    put a lot of work into it over the past months, and a lot of things were
    fixed or improved; of course, I don't know exactly what problems you're
    having so I can't comment on that.  I also remember seeing SLUG mail
    having to do with different versions of the ROM in the printer, although
    I don't know the details.  I just didn't want everybody on the mailing
    list to think that there's no hope of ever getting the print spooler to

Just another comment that print spooling (to an Apple Laserwriter) works
fine at our site as well, even under Genera 7.1.  The only problem I
have with the current setup is the fact that the spooler insists on
printing things back to front so the stuff comes out stacked in the
right order -- I WISH there were some way of turning this off, if you
have a document with lots of downloaded fonts in it you get screwed.
We've given up trying to print *.dvi files generated from the SLUG
Library TEX due to this problem.