Gentoo Archives: gentoo-desktop

From: marcos ferreyra <bocacorazon@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-desktop@l.g.o
Subject: Fwd: Re: [gentoo-desktop] What "just works" and what doesn't?
Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2004 19:28:26
Message-Id: 20041006192805.83215.qmail@web50909.mail.yahoo.com
I did not want to imply that Gentoo is worse than the
rest in terms of printing.

I followed the printing how-to (which BTW is great)
and everything worked just fine.

It just takes some work setting everything up ... and
the question was "What just works?" which I took to
mean "with no additional setup"



--- Luke-Jr <luke-jr@×××××××.org> wrote:

> From: Luke-Jr <luke-jr@×××××××.org> > To: gentoo-desktop@l.g.o > Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2004 16:20:39 +0000 > Subject: Re: [gentoo-desktop] What "just works" and > what doesn't? > > 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.) > > > * 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 > > > > > --- 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 > > -- > Luke-Jr > Developer, Utopios > http://utopios.org/ >
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