[sebhc] download and printing problems?

Mark Garlanger garlangr at verizon.net
Wed May 19 22:24:46 CDT 2004

Hi David,

I tried a Acrobat Reader 6.0 on a P200MMX/Win98SE/64M machine 
and it was slow but no where near 1 click per minute. It was about 10-15
secs per click. And since the machine is headless, I was even connecting 
over the network through VNC.  

So it sounds like the comment about Win98 and version 5.0 not
playing well togather might be the issue. Another thing to look at 
is whether or not the machine has enough memory. Although the
file is only 1.2M, each uncompressed page is going to be large. If
windows starts swapping you could easily see the slow times you
reported. Also with the printing taking even more time, it 
appears that it could be a memory issue. Printing is going to take
up more memory for spooling, printer driver, etc. Was the hard
drive light constantly on during your attempt?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dwight K. Elvey" <dwight.elvey at amd.com>
To: <sebhc at sebhc.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2004 11:32 AM
Subject: Re: [sebhc] download and printing problems?

> Hi
>  I've been reading the files on acrobat reader 5.0 under solaris.
> It does flage the warning but otherwise works OK. The paging
> is slow but not more than other pdf's. The pages seem to print file.
> I also have a linux machine but haven't tried it there.
> Dwight
> >From: "Dave Dunfield" <dave04a at dunfield.com>
> >
> >
> >>what file was this?
> >>anybody else having similar (or other) problems?
> >>(or anybody else downloading and printing with no problems?)
> >
> >It's the H17 floppy disk controller document.
> >
> >I doub't its a problem with the file - it seems that Acrobat 5 doesn't
> >run very well under Win98.
> >
> >I haven't tried printing any other files from the archives, as I don't
> >normally use AB5 (way too slow to be useful), and they just show page
> >sized "grey boxes" under AB4 (no images).
> >
> >Regards,
> >-- 
> >dave04a (at)    Dave Dunfield
> >dunfield (dot)  Firmware development services & tools: www.dunfield.com
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