Torvalds:requiring root password for mundane things is moronic

Scott Doty scott at
Sat Mar 3 22:58:31 UTC 2012

On 03/02/2012 03:21 AM, Conan Kudo (ニール・ゴンパ) wrote:
> For printers, currently installing printers does not require superuser 
> privileges, but managing those printers installed by that user does. 
> Is it possible to make it so that printers installed by that user can 
> be managed by the user without superuser authentication?

BTW, I am in the "wheel" group on the workstation for those screenshots 
I posted.

In case you didn't look, it was asking for a root password anyway.

Also, under "details", it showed that two of those dialogues came from 
components from OpenSUSE...the same distro that Linux was complaining about.


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