To speed up printing on your parallel printer,
you can alter the way that the hardware and the printer driver communicate.
The parallel printer driver can be made to ``poll''
a parallel port so that the driver does not rely on interrupts
from the parallel port.
When the printer driver polls a parallel port,
you may experience a drain on system resources.
To set up polling for a parallel port or parallel printer,
you must create a polling device file and reconfigure your
printer to use it instead of the standard device.
Use this procedure: