[Digikam-users] Some linux questions

Alan Klughammer klughammer at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 15:56:27 BST 2011

Plus one for TurboPrint. Back when I had my Canon Printer I found
TurboPrint gave me better results than i could achieve under windows.
Now however I have gone Epson, and I am even happier...

On Wed, 2011-09-28 at 10:11 +0200, todd rme wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 5:05 AM, Paul Verizzo <paulv at paulv.net> wrote:
> >
> > 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.
> I did that on kmail2 with no trouble at all, but kmail2 has its own
> problems right now unforunately.
> > 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?
> What version of Outlook?  Crossover is largely a commercial version of
> wine, if it works in Crossover it probably works in wine as well.
> > 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.
> You should be able to export your outlook contact to a .csv file or
> some other generic file format, and TBird might have a native Outlook
> importer as well (and then use TBird to get them into a more standard
> format).
> > 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.  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!
> Most distros will have built-in drivers, you shouldn't need to compile
> anything for a modern distro.  Canon, however, often sucks for Linux
> drivers (one of the only major companies for which this is still the
> case).  However, it looks like the built-in drivers do support the
> Pixma 4300, so that one should work out-of-the-box on any modern
> distro.  It doesn't look like the 9000 MK II is supported yet,
> although there are commercial third-party drivers that fully support
> Canon printers on Linux.  TurboPrint is one.  The build-in sane
> scanner drivers seem to have better Canon support than the printers,
> so it probably works out-of-the-box.
> > 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.
> I've never heard of that distro.  It looks like a small, random
> third-party Ubuntu derivative.  You are better of going with a major
> distribution.  There are tons of poorly-executed and poorly-supported
> minor distributions.  Major distributions are major for a reason,
> minor distributions are minor for a reason.
> -Todd
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