Subject: dot-matrix printer and newfs question
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From: Arlie G. Capps <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/09/2003 19:02:31
Hello, I have two questions.
I have installed at different times NetBSD 1.6.1 and -current on my
PWS 600au. The disk in it is either a little more than 2 or a little
more than 4 GB, and I set it up with a swap partition and one large
root partition. Both times I installed, the installer insisted on
creating my root filesystem with a block size of 32K and fragment size of
4 K. This seemed awfully wasteful to me, but even if I partitioned it
into several smaller slices I couldn't get a smaller block or fragment
I also have an old 24-pin dot-matrix printer that works for other
computers. When I print from the Alpha, however, the printer starts
spewing out garbage after about 3 1/2 pages. I _suspect_ that the
computer is sending more data than the printer can handle, but I don't
know how to test or fix the problem.
Any fixes or pointers to information would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks very much,