unseen added devices

Frank Schafer frank.schafer at t-systems.cz
Tue May 3 06:51:08 UTC 2005


I know, Ubuntu calls itself "Linux for Human Beengs". More and more this
seems to me a metaphor for "Linux for BFU".

Having a GUI is fine if the GUI-maker has everything you need. The GNOME
GUI-maker didn't expect you to connect a printer to the serial port.

Do you still remember? There is a very powerful command on Linux. ...
man ...

Type "man cupsd" into your favorite terminal window. Sure you'll find
something helpful.

Please don't be angry. Remember that there are other input devices than
the mouse. There is a keyboard too ;). Customizing a textual
configuration file is often faster than go astray in a couple of
clicking clashes. If the GUI misses this one nifty button you need
you're not lost.

On Mon, 2005-05-02 at 23:35 -0500, taeb wrote:
> On Mon, May 02, 2005 at 07:28:36PM -0700, Ed Fletcher wrote:
> > Hash: SHA1
> > 
> > I don't have a Mac, but I would think that adding a printer will be the
> > same in any case.
> > 
> > When you run the Add Printer tool, does it offer you the choice of a
> > local printer on a serial port?
> > 
> > Ed
> The first step of the window that comes up from choosing to add a
> printer has two choices for printer type: local (which is selected by
> default) and network.  It also has an unselected button for using
> detected printers, and the display area associated with this button has
> the text: No printers detected.  And finally, there is a button for "Use
> another printer by specifying a port".  There is a printer-port list
> associated with this button from which to choose a port.  All of them
> are usb ports; neither of the built-in serial ports are on the list.  I
> do have a usb card I added so I could run a Logitech 3-button mouse.
> Like you, I presume adding a printer software looks the same on pc's and
> mac's.
> Thanks for your reply, Ed.
> tony

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