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From: Gábor Farkas <gabor@...>
Subject: Re: What "just works" and what doesn't?
Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2004 11:44:06 +0200
On Wed, 2004-10-06 at 10:32 +0200, Paul de Vrieze wrote:
> 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).

well...foomatic (at least for me) usually has the printer driver i need
(it works with kcontrol).

i just don't know how to add a cups printer in gnome ;)

gabor


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