Setting up printer
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Sun Dec 25 01:36:34 UTC 2005
Michael Satterwhite wrote:
> Derek Broughton wrote:
> | Michael Satterwhite wrote:
> |>I'm trying to setup my printer under Kubuntu / CUPS. When I call up the
> |>CUPS administration web page, it asks me for the userid / password. I
> |>tried using the root password (setup for SWAT).
> |>I tried using the system printer setup page, but it won't let me load
> |>the Epson C84 driver (even after invoking admin mode).
> |>Obviously, I'm missing something. Can someone help?
> | This really belongs on the kubuntu-users list, as it's kubuntu
> specific, so
> | I've cc'd that list.
> | If you're administering through the Control Center (if not, how are you
> | doing it?) then it asks for _your_ password (and not for a userid).
> While I'll agree the control center is kubuntu specific, my first
> attempt was http://localhost:631 - which isn't kubuntu specific. It asks
> for both a userid and password, but won't accept anything
<stunned head-shaking />
While I knew that cups uses port 631, and even that there's an HTTP server
running on that port, I never actually thought it was supposed to be user
configurable, and have never tried browsing to it! You learn something new
every day. Thanks.
I can manage my printers through that interface without any prompting for
userid/password. I still think you'd be better off doing this through the
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