On Tuesday 28 July 2009 15:30:10 Kevin Kofler wrote:
Anne Wilson wrote:
> But doesn't that mean that hplip is useless? If you can't set up your
> printer, it is. I'm not being aggressive, just practical. Happy or not,
> if you have an HP device that needs hplip, you have to be able to use
> hp-setup. It's not as though there is a -tui version.
You can use system-config-printer or system-config-printer-kde to set up
your printer just fine, there's no need to use the vendor-specific hp-setup
I did once use s-c-p. It worked, after a fashion, but you can't use it to set
up every feature of the device.
Another reason hplip-gui is not installed by default is that the RH
objected to a vendor-specific tool (hp-toolbox) being in the default menus.
That said, hp-toolbox is the only UI which allows you to check the
cartridge state or align or clean the cartridges at the moment.
And a few other things too, including fax setup. It doesn't have to be in the
default menu anyway. It just has to be available, just as things like nv are.
I still think that the two (hplip and hplip-gui) should be linked if not
packaged together. It makes no sense any other way.
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