Epson Stylus C84 printer setup
ea1abz at wanadoo.es
Wed Jan 5 02:07:20 PST 2005
Many thanks for your response.
Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> Have you heard of the KISS principle?
> CUPS is unnecessary. unnecessary software complicates the machine
> and makes it harder to troubleshoot. I don't personally care much
> for this.
I understand now. I agree with you. When I was in Linux, I first used
"apsfilter" and "lprng". Then, I read somewhere that CUPS was the new
thing and lpr was an obsolete thing and I switched. I accept that cups
is very easy to configure, but you are right, I have lost the control of
> Also, too many people out there have got the idea that CUPS is
> somehow required to make their printer work. Not good. This
> leads to less understanding of how things work.
I completely agree with you. The problem is when a user has no idea how
to configure a printer and has to choose among making some clics on a
WEB interface or reading several manual pages without understanding a word.
> This is a personal taste thing. Some people like to buy cars
> that have a factory cd player/dvd player/drink cooler/hand washer/
> power windows/power door locks/factory alarm/antitheft key/remote
> starter/extra fog lights/spoilers that do nothing at any legal speed/
> gps systems/onstar systems/etc. etc. etc.
> Others like to buy cars with a minimal set of things that go a
> lot faster because they aren't loaded down with all the extra
> unnecessary baloney, and don't cost as much to repair because all
> the extra crap isn't breaking down all the time.
I agree again, I personally prefer keeping thisng as simple as I can.
But in this case I have succumbed with the easy thing.
> It is the same with computers. I know of people who have
> Windows boxes that are so highly configured it takes them
> literally weeks to put backgrounds/sounds/games/doodads/etc.etc.
> on every little thing of their PC. To me it is sad to see
> this same attitude encroaching on FreeBSD.
Thanks dear Ted, your post has made me think twice. I am going to study
the manual and try to configure the printer as you explained. I seems to
be easy and SIMPLE.
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