Setting up Printers
art.alexion at verizon.net
Tue Jan 3 13:13:30 GMT 2006
>On Monday 02 January 2006 19:15, Art Alexion wrote:
>>>I, too have been having a setup problem with an HP printer, the
>>>psc1315. I go through all the installation:
>>>Everything looks good so far. Then
>>>http://localhost:631 brings up the cups page, and shows the psc1315
>>>as default printer and the instruction "If you are asked for a
>>>username and password, enter your login username and password or
>>>the "root" username and password."
>>>The password box has a default username of "cupsys." if I change
>>>the name to my username of root and user the appropriate password
>>Here's my setup:
>>HP DeskJet 820C Foomatic/pnm2ppa (recommended)
>>Printer State: idle, accepting jobs.
>>Device URI: parallel:/dev/lp0
>The PSC1300 series printers are usb, not parallel.
Do you think that relates to the problem?
>>If you don't want to use the kde tool to set it up fire up konqueror,
>>go to http://localhost:631 where you get a nice interface for
>>configuring CUPS printers.
Sorry about this comment, I should have read your message more thoroughly.
>This is where my problem is -- using http://localhost:631 , cups wants a
>username and password and I can't supply it. One place it says
>"Authentication - KDE Daemon -- Authentication failed" What is a KDE
I tried it again and got the following in Firefox:
Administrative commands are disabled in the web interface for
security reasons. Please use the GNOME CUPS manager (System >
Administration > Printing).
Konqueror wouldn't let me log in at all, which is strange, because the
above info on my setup came from loading this page yesterday.
>>Now that this has come up, I remember previous discussions/complaints
>>that the foomatic drivers were the only ones that worked and that
>>they weren't installed by default. Download them if you have to.
>I have a lot of foomatic stuff; most of it ends with .xml. Could that
>be the drivers? One is HP-PSC_1310.xml.
May be, but try configuring it using the KDE or gnome print managers.
Select foomatic as the printer driver.
Funny, once I tried using the browser based administration, cups --
which I had no previous problem with, it just worked -- has locked me
out. Restarting it doesn't seem to help.
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