Cups printer config.

Anne Wilson cannewilson at
Sat Apr 15 13:06:06 UTC 2006

On Friday 14 April 2006 04:32, david walcroft wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On Friday 14 April 2006 16:34, Tim wrote:
> >>> However, it seems to allow me to proceed with my own name and
> >>> password, which seems bizarre.
> >>
> >> I wouldn't have thought that would allow you to install or configure a
> >> printer.  But it might let you manage print jobs that belong to you.
> >
> > Unless things have changed very recently, it doesn't.  It does look as
> > though you can do things, but nothing works.  I agree with you - root
> > login is necessary for any admin work.
> >
> > Anne
> Anne when you use the web page for config work it automatically requires
> you to log in as root.
Exactly - it requires you to, but it doesn't tell you that.  Even if you get 
to the log-in page it doesn't say specifically that you should be root - and 
IMO it should.  A new user gets awfully frustrated by the fact that it 
appears to let the user do things, but doesn't save them, so nothing ever 
happens.  I would say this is a design fault in the gui.

If you follow the links through the Software tab to the FAQ, though, it does 
specifically say that you must be root to do any admin work.

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