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    Default Gnome print stuff is awesome

    Just had to share an awesome Linux moment. I just moved recently as well as redoing my laptop with the latest openSUSE 11.2 mX. With this being the case I had not hooked my printer up to my laptop since the re install/moving.

    Well, on Sunday I need to print something and be out the door in 5 minutes. Fingers crossed I went downstairs to my printer and plugged it in. Almost as soon as it was plugged in I had a notification bubble pop up that said my printer had been added.

    I returned to my openOffice window and went to print. As soon as I remember to select my home printer and not my work one it printed my document.

    I was amazed that all I had to do was simply plugin in the printer and click print with a printer that had never been connected before.

    Cheers,
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    Default Re: Gnome print stuff is awesome

    Stephen, it's true. openSUSE is just getting beter and better. I have found it to be true with my 11.1 install
    Couple of days ago I pluged a Cell Phone in (Sony Ericsson), a few second later I could browse around it. The same with my Kodak Camera and HP Printer.
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    Default Re: Gnome print stuff is awesome

    I remember the days where I would pray that my video card would just work or that I might get some sound.

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    Default Re: Gnome print stuff is awesome

    In my case, i have Epson printer. openSUSE doesn't have the driver for it. I have to manually compile/install gutenprint5.2.3 version or later to get it working. But, after installing through CUPS, it works like a charm. Bluetooth is working fine with kdebluetooth4. Just fingerprint need to be considered.
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    Default Re: Gnome print stuff is awesome

    Quote Originally Posted by decriptor View Post
    I remember the days where I would pray that my video card would just work or that I might get some sound.
    Nothing new under the sun. You still have to tweak both manually when you try to install 11.1 on ASUS Eee-Box. Nothing helps against crappy hardware. But I agree that printing has been improved a lot.

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