Gentoo Archives: gentoo-desktop

From: Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>
To: gentoo-desktop@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-desktop] What "just works" and what doesn't?
Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2004 20:01:32
Message-Id: 1097092923.8340.23.camel@localhost
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-desktop] What "just works" and what doesn't? by Luke-Jr
On Wed, 2004-10-06 at 12:20, Luke-Jr wrote:
> On Wednesday 06 October 2004 3:43 pm, marcos ferreyra wrote: > > Examples of things that DON'T WORK out-of-the-box are > > * wireless (in my experience, very hard to set up) > > (Never tried w/ Gentoo.)
I don't get this one. I guess I've just been lucky and have only bought good wireless cards, but for me it only takes editing a couple lines in /etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts and restarting pcmcia. I also have been working on making net-setup on the LiveCD wireless-capable, so expect to see that for the 2004.3 release. Also, has anyone written up good documentation for setting up wireless for the Handbook? That would probably be a good idea of something to do.
> > * software suspend > > There is no stable software suspend for Linux at all. Hardly something that > Gentoo can fix without kernel hackers joining one of the projects. > > > * printers > > Can be fixed by emerging the drivers w/ cups automatically. Perhaps a > USE=extra-drivers adding RDEPENDs
USE="ppds foomaticdb" doesn't cut it?
> > --- Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o> wrote: > > > On Wed, 2004-10-06 at 03:23, Gábor Farkas wrote: > > > > set up a printer in gnome. > > > > > > > > i must admit, maybe i just don't know how to do > > > > > > it. > > > > > > > i usually emerge kdebase, and use kcontrol (kde > > > > > > control center) > > > > > > > to add a cups printer. > > > > > > > > so, if there's a normal way to add a printer in > > > > > > gnome, tell me. > > > > > > emerge gnome-cups-manager > > > > > > I really wish this ebuild would add a .desktop entry > > > to the Desktop > > > Preferences section of my Gnome menu by default. In > > > fact, you might > > > even have it on your system and just not know it. > > > > > > -- > > > Chris Gianelloni > > > Release Engineering - Operational/QA Manager > > > Games - Developer > > > Gentoo Linux > > > > > > > > > -- > > > gentoo-desktop@g.o mailing list > > > > -- > > gentoo-desktop@g.o mailing list
-- Chris Gianelloni Release Engineering - Operational/QA Manager Games - Developer Gentoo Linux -- gentoo-desktop@g.o mailing list

Replies

Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-desktop] What "just works" and what doesn't? Donnie Berkholz <spyderous@g.o>
[gentoo-desktop] Re: What "just works" and what doesn't? Joel Konkle-Parker <jjk3@×××××××.edu>