What is the best way to print an Arch D (24x36") size 600dpi image? I am trying to use the latest HPGL2 windows driver with a dwf or pdf and Acrobat Reader or Design Review and its takes an extremely long time to process (over 10 minutes). Would adding more RAM (I currenlty have 2GB) or upgrading the processor in the AccXES controller help? Or is the bottleneck the processor in the printer itsef? I wish there was a way to view the controller RAM and processor usage.
Does anyone use the Postscript feature to print pdfs? If so, does it improve the speed of pdf processing? Would it be possible to obtain a demo of the feature?
I was also wondering if updating to the latest controller firmware would help. To do that, I would need the latest OS Install CD. From Xerox's site
Xerox FreeFlow Accxes 14.1 Controller Firmware for Xerox Wide Format 6204 systems with UXC/LVX controller types Note: Please review release notes prior to installation. This version of Accxes (14.1b210) requires OS Install CD version 4.3 or higher. BSP Kernel revision 188.8.131.52-61.fc6 or later is also required. Service is required to upgrade from earlier Accxes® revisions.
Is there a place where the OS Install CD can be purchased?
I think the images are processed on the AccXES controller, so I am going to see how adding 2GB (4 GB total) affects processing time. I will post the results here. I may also try upgrading the CPU. Its currenlty a Celeron 430 (1.8 GHz).
Does anyone know how much RAM the OS can support? While the system is booting, it displays Booting Fedora Core (184.108.40.206-61.fc6). Based on the searching I did this may only support 3 to 4 GB because its a 32-bit OS. However, it may support more if the kernel supports PAE. I am not sure if its possible to determine if the kernel used by the AccXES controller supports PAE.
I can now confirm that the OS only supports ~3GB. I have 4GB of RAM installed and the web print management tool is showing: