hp-setup doesn't run
gayleard at eircom.net
Thu Jul 30 10:04:31 UTC 2009
Anne Wilson wrote:
>> >> (In my case, when I run it [system-config-printer],
>> >> I am not asked for the root password,
>> >> and most of the possible actions are greyed-out.)
> That's normal when it needs SU mode, of course. Yes, it would be useful
> to either ask for the password or tell you what's wrong.
But as I said, the result is actually the same
if I run system-config-printer as root.
I am told I am not authorized to change the Media Size (from letter to A4).
In fact it is worse if I run as root,
since I cannot leave the program - I have to kill it from another console.
> Doesn't launching hp-setup from a root terminal work?
As far as I can see, hp-setup only allows me to install a second printer,
not to modify an existing one.
I should perhaps have made clear that the CUPS web interface
does allow me to change the media size;
my remarks were only addressed at system-config-printer.
Incidentally, I was trying to discover where the page size (letter or A4)
is stored on the computer.
I couldn't find any mention of it in /etc/cups, /var/spool/cups
or /var/run/cups .
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