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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 16:14 -0500, Jeff Maxwell wrote:
> 
> 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.  
Well I would guess it is an incorrectly configured /etc/cups/cupsd.conf
file. If you search that file you will find there are number of clauses
that set policies and restrictions on users. So I would:
1. Look at the documentation for this file accessible through the cups
interface.
2. Search the file for the word root and user.

root should appear only once in the SystemmGroup line.
user appears in the various policies and restriction clauses.. These
must be checked to change your restricted situation.
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