Re: hardware peripherals [was Preferences, System Tools ]
- From: Joe Shaw <joeshaw novell com>
- To: Sean Middleditch <elanthis awesomeplay com>
- Cc: GNOME Desktop Devel List <desktop-devel-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: hardware peripherals [was Preferences, System Tools ]
- Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2004 10:36:04 -0400
On Tue, 2004-06-08 at 09:30 -0400, Sean Middleditch wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-06-08 at 03:03, Ross Burton wrote:
> > Yes, it would be nice if gnome-cups-manager had the required HAL magic
> > to get called when a USB printer was added.
> > Small sad fact of life: all Epson USB printers have the same
> > manufacturer/product code.
> I recall it being mentioned that these printers have some other
> proprietary API that can identify the printer. It would be possible, I
> imagine, to install a callout that triggers for those Epson USB product
> codes, queries the printer, and updates/corrects the HAL properties for
> the device.
It's actually standard, not proprietary, and HAL uses it today, so fear
not! We can discuss it further on the HAL list if you'd like, though, I
don't want to clutter ddl much.
As for gnome-cups-manager, I wrote a patch which HALificated it and
started the new printer wizard a few months ago, but I haven't touched
it since then. Unfortunately configuring printers is still a very
distro-specific thing right now.
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