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From: Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>
Subject: Re: What "just works" and what doesn't?
Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2004 16:02:03 -0400
On Wed, 2004-10-06 at 12:20, Luke-Jr wrote:
> 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.)

I don't get this one.  I guess I've just been lucky and have only bought
good wireless cards, but for me it only takes editing a couple lines in
/etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts and restarting pcmcia.

I also have been working on making net-setup on the LiveCD
wireless-capable, so expect to see that for the 2004.3 release.  Also,
has anyone written up good documentation for setting up wireless for the
Handbook?  That would probably be a good idea of something to do.

> > * 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

USE="ppds foomaticdb" doesn't cut it?

> > --- 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
-- 
Chris Gianelloni
Release Engineering - Operational/QA Manager
Games - Developer
Gentoo Linux


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