Re: LPRng, Debian, and OS X
Jim McCloskey wrote:
He wasn't using the tools you'd use. I set up an HP 3550 last week. I
configured CUPS using my web browser. When I chose a "USB" printer,
there it was.
|> And what's wrong with CUPS? It's what's on your Mac.
Well, it's not *my* Mac ..... More seriously, I've configured CUPS
before on a different system, and that experience was as horrific as
Eric Raymond's. And using CUPS to solve this tiny problem seems
like overkill in the extreme,
There were more questions than there should have been, but it beat the
last version of Red Hat's tool that I used (likely on RHL 7.3, I don't
recall whether I set it up on my FC2 box and it's out at present).
In KDE, I had to say it's a CUPS printer on that there pooter and that
was about it. I don't recall that it was harder than setting up a
printer on my Mac.
If I didn't have all the right software in place, it would have been
different: OSX installed pretty much everything so when I came to set
up an HP LJ1200 it had the drivers.
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