Escalation - better desktop printing policy (over two years old issue)

valent.turkovic at valent.turkovic at
Fri Jun 15 07:30:20 UTC 2012

Fedora still has quite strict printing policies even if users choose
to be a part of Administrator group during installation still need to
input passwords while changing even the minor printer settings (like
unpausing). This is still an issue on Fedora 16 and 17, is has been in
bugzilla for over 2 years:

Why are Administrator users being asked for root pasword when editing
printer options? There is a fix from Fedora wiki page:

Please make this fix permanent and enabled by default in Fedora.

If I'm not mistaken this is the same issue that Linus Torvalds vented
regarding same issue on OpenSuse -


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