[Scribus] printing canon printers
Fri Apr 1 17:06:20 CEST 2005
Thanks, Craig, for spending the time to educate many of us as to the
situation with hardware drivers and Linux. From what I've seen companies
that are marketing to prime time businesses and individuals, e.g., Linare,
Linspire, Xandros, seem to have a better time with the drivers than the
others. Time will force all this to improve as Linux gets more desktop users
which it seems to be doing now.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Craig Ringer" <craig at postnewspapers.com.au>
To: <scribus at nashi.altmuehlnet.de>
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2005 10:27 PM
Subject: Re: [Scribus] printing canon printers
> On Thu, 2005-03-31 at 22:06 -0800, Bart Alberti wrote:
>> Indeed the question (thanks for your instantaneous reply!) is, since I
>> actually get the message "SuSE Linux does not support this printer", when
>> it, namely, BJ-200, is right there on the list; and I have seen postings
>> the forums that somehow SuSE 9.2 yanked support for the Canon BJ-200
>> (something about libpng.so.#nnn) although their hard ware data base still
>> shows it as fully supported (not under CUPS but LPrng of course).
> That _is_ unfortunate, and sounds rather strange.
>> It's a bit irrelevant but the modem was a devil too under 9.1 even my
>> external modems (three of them) did not work but only the Intel 536ep is
>> fine and I have an external too under 9.2.
> Modems are also an issue, I can't argue there - though again, it really
> comes down to the hardware vendors. "Modern" modem hardware has no
> I share your frustration to an extent. In the end though, it's not as
> simple as demanding that it improve - you have to help do something
> about it (time, effort, and money all help), live with it, or use
> something that'll better fit your needs.
> Anyway, this discussion has little to do with Scribus, so feel free to
> reply off list if you prefer.
> Craig Ringer
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