Printing a Linux Nightmare
Posted Feb 26, 2004 23:08 UTC (Thu) by vblum
In reply to: Printing a Linux Nightmare
Parent article: The Luxury of Ignorance: An Open-Source Horror Story (catb.org)
Configure printers under SUSE, and the pains are gone. However, that is using YAST, not CUPS-shipped tools. Not free software, but will make Aunt Tillie happy enough.
KDE's KDEprint is a true miracle. It just works. However, that comes after CUPS is already set up. I am mentioning it because SUSE has cunningly neglected to talk about CUPS passwords, and you can only fully use the KDEprint GUI after you have and know a CUPS password. Finding out about the password requires an act of ancient magic.
Eric is describing a Fedora problem as far as I can tell. It doesn't sound as though he was using a CUPS-shipped tool in the first place. He's bashing the wrong people.
He did find the CUPS GUI, though, it seems, which is html based and clean as far as I remember. How well does it work? I don't know.
to post comments)