hp-setup doesn't run

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Thu Jul 30 18:24:11 UTC 2009

On Thursday 30 July 2009 18:59:57 Kevin Kofler wrote:
> I wrote:
> > Anne Wilson wrote:
> >> Doesn't launching hp-setup from a root terminal work?
> >
> > It won't, PolicyKit is set up to deny access to root by default.
> Well, actually hp-setup isn't using PolicyKit, system-config-printer is (so
> I'm replying to the wrong message).
> But hplip has its own bogus checks against running as root (search for
> getuid in /usr/share/hplip to find them).
If you try to run hp-setup as user it tells you that it *must* be run as root.  
This is a one-time run.

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