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.
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.
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.
openSUSE is getting the edge over here.