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Thus spake Gábor Farkas on Wed, Oct 06, 2004 at 02:23:59AM CDT
> On Tue, 2004-10-05 at 13:44 -0700, Donnie Berkholz wrote:
> > One of my goals as manager of the desktop project is to get things to
> > "just work." Once they're emerged, just run them and things are good to
> > go.
> > Since I can't try everything, I need some feedback from you guys. What
> > already does a great job at this? What stands out in your minds as being
> > forgettable because of the lack of set-up effort?
> > On the other side, what is really hard to configure? Where can we
> > improve how we set things up when programs are emerged?
> 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.
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.
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