An Idea for FC4

joelbryan joelbryanster at
Fri Jan 7 04:20:48 UTC 2005

Firstboot will try to get the most information about how the user
wants the system to be setup. I think enhancing Firstboot will make a
lot of improvements to setting up system-wide changes affecting to all
the users. Firstboot setup will make the system more easier to use,
since they don't have to think about setting up the printers, the
scanners, the ISP, since it's all configured and ready for use using

Here are the list I believe should be asked in Firstboot.

1. Printers & Scanners
2. Network ISP's for PPPoe (DSL, Broadband)
3. Up2Date/YUM Software Updates
4. Login Preferences (Should you use Facebrowser or Network Login?)
5. People who are going to use the PC. (Login Accounts)
6. Preferred Desktop (What should be default for me? GNOME, KDE or XFCE?)

On Thu, 06 Jan 2005 18:49:40 -0500, Jeffrey D. Yuille
<jeffy5 at> wrote:
>  Hello Sirs, 
>        I don't know if anyone has suggested this before, but I was curious
> about something:  in the next release of Fedora Core (FC4), during the
> installation of Fedora, why can't there be an automatic detection and
> configuration of printers, just as there are automatic detections of other
> devices during installation?  I have had difficulty in printing over the
> network with Fedora Core where the printer is attached to a Fedora Core 3
> box. I have Googled all over the internet where I have found info about
> setting up printing with CUPS, however I have not been able to print over a
> small network.  By the way, I know that printers can be automatically set up
> in other distributions of Linux (Mandrake, for one) that have allowed me to
> print wirelessly and though Ethernet over a small network.  
>       Anyway, this is just a suggestion.  Are there any plans to allow for
> the automatic detection and installation of printing in Fedora Core 4 when
> it becomes available?   
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