Gentoo Archives: gentoo-desktop

From: "Gábor Farkas" <gabor@××××.net>
To: gentoo-desktop@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-desktop] What "just works" and what doesn't?
Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2004 09:37:53
Message-Id: 1097055847.29301.11.camel@dubb
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-desktop] What "just works" and what doesn't? by Paul de Vrieze
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 -- gentoo-desktop@g.o mailing list


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Re: [gentoo-desktop] What "just works" and what doesn't? Paul de Vrieze <pauldv@g.o>