updated 05:36 pm EDT, Tue May 2, 2000
Apple says that turning on virtual memory when printing to a LaserWriter 300 or LaserWriter 350 from a 300 MHz Power Mac G3 should solve printing problems encountered by users (printing errors, blank page, vertically compressed text, etc.). Richard Bottiglieri offers another solution for users not wishing to turn on Virtual Memory:
Another workaround is to use a little piece of software called the "G3 Throttle". It's a $10 (shareware) control strip module that controls the rate of instructions fed to the CPU. I installed it on my Mac, rebooted, and it worked great! Now, I just slow down the CPU whenever I want to print, and then set it back to normal when the printing is finished. Of course, I wish that Apple would rewrite the driver to fix this problem. Until then, this is a better alternative to turning on VM, and well worth the $10 shareware fee.