[Digikam-users] Some linux questions

sleepless sleeplessregulus at hetnet.nl
Wed Sep 28 13:30:38 BST 2011

Op 28-09-11 10:43, sleepless schreef:
> Op 28-09-11 05:05, Paul Verizzo schreef:
>> I know this isn't about digiKam, but the fact is that I look on the 
>> folks in this list serve as being good, intelligent sources on linux 
>> matters.  Instead of posting to some generic Linux site and getting 
>> all kinds of answers from idiotic to disdaining and occasionally 
>> helpful, I'd like to ask your thoughts on the following questions.  
>> Please respond back channel paulv (you know what) paulv.net
>> Thanks!
>> The questions are,
>> 1.  If I have a hard drive with a working linux distro on it, and I 
>> want the hd to have other distros in addition, do I need to have 
>> separate partitions for each distro?  What about the swap partition?
>> 2.  I been using Thunderbird since forever and Netscape mail before 
>> that.  I have YEARS of archived emails based on Netscape/Thunderbird 
>> file types.  However, I have kept my TB version at like 2.6 because 
>> of the newer layouts wasting monitor space.  Redundant functions.  
>> I'm willing to poke around and look at email alternatives within 
>> Linux clients.  Ideally, easy to import Contacts and super--ideally, 
>> able to open Netscape/Tbird archived files.
>> 3.  What about my Nokia phone?  I've been using the Nokia SW for 
>> years, changing with the phones over the years.  I'm presently using 
>> the Nokia E90 Communicator and I prefer the Nokia PC Suite over their 
>> monster Ovi for connecting the phone to my computer.  Once upon a 
>> time (Nokia 9000 series) recognized Outlook, Lotus Notes, and other 
>> PIMS, but it's down to Outlook.  All my contact info is in Outlook.  
>> I know that I can pay $40 to get Outlook ported to Linux, and I'm 
>> willing to do that if I can have the non-Outlook functions that PC 
>> Suite gives me, i.e., managing images, making my phone a modem, etc. 
>> Thoughts?
>> 3.b.  Related to the Outlook issue, I see I can get Outlook for Linux 
>> from Codeweavers for a nominal $40.  Any experiences?  Poking around 
>> the intertubes, I see there is the Virtual Box alternative, too.
>> 4.  What about my Canon printers?  I have an iP4300 doing office type 
>> printing duty and from what I've dabbled, CUPS is fine for that.  But 
>> so many of the color/quality types of settings aren't available 
>> (unless I just didn't see the possibilities). I also have a Canon 
>> 9000 MK II wide format "pro" photo printer
> Please keep me informed, I use the same printer, still on windows :-(((
> Rinus
I managed to install the printer driver  ¨easy photoprint ex¨on windows 
xp in VB which works fine. However if you want to use the ¨easy 
photoprint pro¨ you will have to install either photoshop or photoshop 
elements (which came with your printer) of which it is a plugin. In my 
case it says unfortunately ¨install exe is no valid win 32 executable¨, 
which is of course not true but it prevents me from installing it.
If you want to try and need some specific details, ask.
have a nice day.

>> .  That one, I need full control of. I've seen some Canon Linux 
>> drivers on searches, but it looks like another morass (swamp) of 
>> distro availability, compiling, etc.  Please don't advise buying 
>> different printers!
>> For those of you following my foray into Linux, here is my 
>> conclusion: All OS's suck.  In one way or another.  I just had to 
>> reinstall Windows 7 onto my netbook because of fatal burps despite 
>> not much use.  But when I try to install EasyPeasy Linux, designed 
>> for netbooks, issues.  Won't install. Sigh.  Jus' saying.
>> Paul
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