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From: Paul de Vrieze <pauldv@g.o>
Subject: Re: What "just works" and what doesn't?
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2004 10:32:50 +0200
On Wednesday 06 October 2004 09:40, Lindsay Haisley wrote:
> Thus spake Gábor Farkas on Wed, Oct 06, 2004 at 02:23:59AM CDT

> Printers are an Issue in Linux, and it's not just Gentoo.  Eric Raymond
> sent a flame letter to the CUPS people a while back detailing his
> horror story of setting up a CUPS printer.  His story was chillingly
> similar to my own experience.  It was a nightmare!  Maybe the Gentoo
> devs could pick up the ball and make CUPS a little easier to use.

The main problem with cups is the lack of "default" supported printers. 
One needs foomatic or gimp-print-cups to add more printers. Foomatic 
however does not by default provide all printers it knows about to cups 
(Just a matter of generating ppd files and putting them 
in /usr/share/cups/model).

Paul

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