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Re: Installing a printer: XP versus Mandriva

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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Monday 02 March 2009 23:13 : \____

> After takin' a swig o' grog, Richard Rasker belched out
>   this bit o' wisdom:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>>> ____/ Richard Rasker on Saturday 28 February 2009 23:14 : \____
>>>> So that's, what? eight minutes for everything to download and install,
>>>> and five mouse clicks (which I think is quite a lot, really -- with some
>>>> printers, it's a matter of just one or two clicks). All the user has to
>>>> do, is plug in the printer, enter a root password, and confirm the
>>>> installation of required packages. No downloading stuff, no stupid
>>>> messages about antivirus or firewalls having to be shut down ...
>>>> Yup, Windows sure is much easier than Linux ... not.
>>> Madnriva didn't already have all the drivers? My experience with H-P
>>> hardware (scanners/printers) is that you don't need to install anything.
>>> You just issue the print command or run the scanner's app.
>> CUPS or printer drivers aren't installed by default during the installation
>> of Mandriva, unless a printer was connected at install time.
> I think the installers should say:  "Plug in all your equipment before
> continuing."  Then it can be autoprobed and save you some time.

It worked fine in SUSE and Ubuntu when I tried it in 2005 ish.

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