Still no kmod for new nvidia

Tim ignored_mailbox at
Sat Jul 31 15:02:28 UTC 2010

On Sat, 2010-07-31 at 09:21 -0400, Tom Horsley wrote:
> Of course I had to go and ruin the experience by trying to print
> CDs and DVDs - that wasn't quite so flawless (but it got better
> in fedora 13 :-).

It's been years since I attempted to print to specific locations.  I
used to do that back on my Amiga, but when I changed prunters, then OSs,
the driver's changed behaviours.

e.g. When I knock something up in a design program, and say that I want
a 3 by 4 cm rectangle, 5 by 6 cm down from the top of the page.  I mean
that!  An object that size, in that position.  Not a scaled down object
(by some unknown factor), within the (inconsistent and unspecified)
printing boundaries of the page.

Printing video labels was always a major pain, involving test prints and
lost of wasted paper, and expensive sticky labels.  Eventually I gave up
and went back to a manual typewriter.  Then when DVDs came out, clients
all got /the white album/, because printing on a disc was a nightmare I
didn't even want to start.

And printing to a page still has that problem, that although I can
specify absolute parameters in my programs, the printer driver has other
ideas.  Such as scaling down my A4 content to within the printing
boundaries of the page, even though my content already was within the
printing boundaries.  And getting offsets wrong.

How hard is it to print to a LaserJet 4?  The printer's ancient, there
can't be much that's not known about it by now.  Of all the printers,
I'd expect that one to "just work."

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