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Re: Fedora / RedHat - The problem



On Sun, Nov 2, 2008 at 11:04 PM, Ed Greshko <Ed Greshko greshko com> wrote:
> Brian C. Huffman wrote:
>> Alright  I hate Microsoft.  I really do.  But here I am at 11:45pm on
>> a Sunday night and my wife needs to print a paper for tomorrow.
>>
>> My Fedora cups  / samba server worked before and now it doesnt.  Was
>> it an update that broke?  I dunno.  But this is why RedHat / Fedora is
>> never going to take the upper hand.   Reboots on both platforms, a bunch
>> of tcpdumps and still no idea.  No real user should have to go through
>> this.  Sure  Ill figure it out.  But is that what someone wants when
>> theyve got a paper to print thats due tomorrow?
>>
> Sorry to hear about your problem.   Yet, your post sounds a bit of knee
> jerk reaction and a bit of venting.   Neither of which does anyone any good.
>
> To counter your reaction....I've been using RHEL for quite a few years
> and never had a printing problem.  Well, maybe that isn't quite
> accurate.  I did have a few problems about 2 or 3 years ago when I
> changed my printer configuration and forgot a few tricks or maybe the
> tricks changed.  Too long ago to recall.
>
> Anyway, that doesn't mean that updates in Fedora don't break things from
> time to time.  But, when it does happen it is a good idea to report the
> problem (a bug or on this list) and then report the fix.  Just
> venting...and not giving any clues is just not being helpful.  Some may
> even consider it to be whining.
>
> FWIW, instead of venting....maybe you could have told folks what your
> problem is/was and they would have responded with "Oh, yes, I've seen
> that...the fix is....".


or irc://freenode.net/fedora , often the fastest way to a fix


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