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Re: Supporting printer portion of MF-4270, was:[Re: Document Scanners that work with F9]




On Wed, 2008-11-26 at 09:13 -0600, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-11-25 at 21:32 -0500, Jeff Maxwell wrote:
> > On Wed, 2008-11-26 at 12:41 +1030, Tim wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2008-11-25 at 20:56 -0500, Jeff Maxwell wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > I did find the following in the cupsd.conf and I am wondering if the
> > > > SystemGroup is causing my problem as I appear to be able to access my
> > > > printer/scanner when logged in as "root" but not as a local user.
> > > > 
> > > > MaxLogSize 0
> > > > LogLevel info
> > > > SystemGroup sys root
> > > 
> > > I should hope not.  That allows you to define who's a system user who's
> > > allowed to configure things.  Compared to the rest of the users who're
> > > just allowed to use them.
> > Well I am very confused.  I decided to delete all printer definitions
> > and start from scratch using the cups web administration process to add
> > a printer.  Once added, I went to the HP Device Manager and it had an
> > icon for the printer but said that it could not be connected.  I then
> > switched users to "root" and using the HP device Manager it showed the
> > printer connected with icons for options to scan, print or fax.  One
> > thing that I did find peculiar is that it asked for a user id/password
> > when adding the printer.  I tried to use my local user id/password but
> > it would not accept it.  It seemed to be in a loop and kept popping up
> > asking for user id /password.  I finally entered root and password which
> > it accepted.
> >   
> It  is standard to need to login with root and root passwd to be able to
> add a printer.
Ok.  I can understand the reasoning for that.  But, why would I only
have access to the printer/scanner when signed on as root and not as a
local user?  This is the problem that I am running into.  Every time I
wish to use the scanner, I need to switch users to root.  
> > > 
> > > -- 
> > > [tim localhost ~]$ uname -r
> > > 2.6.27.5-41.fc9.i686
> > > 
> > > Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored.  I
> > > read messages from the public lists.
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > 
> --
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> Has anyone ever tasted an "end"? Are they really bitter?
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