[CS-FSLUG] Linux is really frustrating.

Jim Isbell, W5JAI jim.isbell at gmail.com
Tue Mar 3 13:54:49 CST 2009

Yes, the "chatty" aspect can be a bit time consuming.  BUT...its
better than an hourglass blinking at you from the center of a frozen
screen!!!  At first I was just blowing past the chatty stuff, but now,
that I am actually reading it, I find it useful...#8-)

For a printer I can always go the the Freespire partition and do my
printing there by sending the document to Google documents with Puppy
and then retrieving it in Freespire.

Interesting, the difference in connotation that "robust instructions"
and "rather chatty" have...#8-)

On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 12:02 AM, Jon Glass <jonglass at usa.net> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 4:56 PM, Jim Isbell, W5JAI <jim.isbell at gmail.com> wrote:
>> What I really like is the way it keeps you
>> informed with very robust instructions on screen and descriptions of
>> what it is doing and what to expect.  It never leaves you wondering
>> what its doing or what to do next.  BUT...I still havent got the
>> printer configured.
> Actually, while I do love the rather "chatty" help it gives you, I've
> seen it overwhelm a couple people. They also liked the help they got
> (both non-geeks--one my Dad), but it sometimes takes a bit of reading
> to find the info you want. But like you, I would rather that than a
> paucity of information! ;-)
> Now, to the printer.... I wouldn't retain much hope. Actually, there
> are drivers out there that you can find with much searching, but some
> require compiling, and all have to somehow find their way to  the CUPS
> system. So far, every time I sat down to get my Canon iP3000
> configured, I ended up giving up. I don't need printing from our Puppy
> computer, so it never became a priority for me. However, it _should_
> be theoretically possible.
> --
>  -Jon Glass
> Krakow, Poland
> <jonglass at usa.net>
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Jim Isbell
"If you are not living on the edge, well then,
you are just taking up too much space."

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