Fedora-17 Irritations

Ed Greshko Ed.Greshko at greshko.com
Sat Apr 21 11:55:27 UTC 2012

On 04/21/2012 07:35 PM, Peter Hillier-Brook wrote:
> On 21/04/12 11:48, Ed Greshko wrote:
>> On 04/21/2012 06:11 PM, Peter Hillier-Brook wrote:
>>> I've just installed the beta in a VM so as to evaluate GNOME 3.4 (and Fedora-17 as
>>> well). Two irritating issues have emerged that would be show stoppers, if incapable
>>> of resolution. They are:
>>> 1. I choose United Kingdom (English) for the obvious reason - I live here - and I
>>> appear to be forced to use the French numbering system, rather than Imperial.
>> Not a GNOME user.  Easy to set in KDE as a locale setting.  I'll check on GNOME if I
>> have the chance ....
> Yes! I use KDE as my current desktop of choice and I have no problems. I just
> thought it was time to re-evaluate GNOME at 3.4. :-)

I see...

Well, I check GNOME and I found that if you click on your name in the upper right and
choose System Settings you can choose "Region and Language" and change the layout. 
Picking United Kingdom (English) results in picking Metric. 

>>> 2.I installed an HP printer via the Printers dialogue and I cannot find any way to
>>> set paper sizes to A4.
>> This can easily be set in CUPS.  Using a browser go to http://localhost:631/ and
>> choose the "Administration" tab.  Should be obvious from there.
> Again no problem. The physical printer is set to A4 and test pages print as A4 with
> KDE, but with GNOME 3.4 under Fedora-17 the output is American Letter size. Whence
> cometh it?

You mean the output of test pages?  Or?  After I change the default paper size to A4
(standard here in Asia) the test page in GNOME prints A4.  So, I don't see any issue.

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