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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
Paul de Vrieze