Re: Epson Stylus C84 printer setup
Many thanks for your response.
Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
Have you heard of the KISS principle?
CUPS is unnecessary. unnecessary software complicates the machine
and makes it harder to troubleshoot. I don't personally care much
I understand now. I agree with you. When I was in Linux, I first used
"apsfilter" and "lprng". Then, I read somewhere that CUPS was the new
thing and lpr was an obsolete thing and I switched. I accept that cups
is very easy to configure, but you are right, I have lost the control of
Also, too many people out there have got the idea that CUPS is
somehow required to make their printer work. Not good. This
leads to less understanding of how things work.
I completely agree with you. The problem is when a user has no idea how
to configure a printer and has to choose among making some clics on a
WEB interface or reading several manual pages without understanding a word.
This is a personal taste thing. Some people like to buy cars
that have a factory cd player/dvd player/drink cooler/hand washer/
power windows/power door locks/factory alarm/antitheft key/remote
starter/extra fog lights/spoilers that do nothing at any legal speed/
gps systems/onstar systems/etc. etc. etc.
Others like to buy cars with a minimal set of things that go a
lot faster because they aren't loaded down with all the extra
unnecessary baloney, and don't cost as much to repair because all
the extra crap isn't breaking down all the time.
I agree again, I personally prefer keeping thisng as simple as I can.
But in this case I have succumbed with the easy thing.
It is the same with computers. I know of people who have
Windows boxes that are so highly configured it takes them
literally weeks to put backgrounds/sounds/games/doodads/etc.etc.
on every little thing of their PC. To me it is sad to see
this same attitude encroaching on FreeBSD.
Thanks dear Ted, your post has made me think twice. I am going to study
the manual and try to configure the printer as you explained. I seems to
be easy and SIMPLE.
From: Ramiro Aceves [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 1:50 AM
To: Ted Mittelstaedt
Cc: S Salamander; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: Epson Stylus C84 printer setup
Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> Why in heavens name are you bothering with CUPS?
Hello Ted and people there.
I have working my Epson C84 in FreeBSD 5.3 perfectly with CUPS and gimp
Just curious. ¿What is the matter with CUPS?. I do not understand well
what "GPL-crutch" means. I seems that you hate CUPS. My english is not
good. Please explain it to me.