Cannot change printer settings without root access

Nils Kassube kassube at
Sat Jan 10 18:23:48 UTC 2015

Richard S. Crawford wrote:
> In order to change certain printer settings -- page size, print
> quality, and so on -- I have to be logged in as root on my 14.10
> install, running KDE 4.14.1. I can't access these settings through
> any application that I want to print with, nor with the system
> settings dialog. The only way I can get to them is to run

Usually you could change the cups printer settings with your browser at 
<http://localhost:631/>. There you also will be asked for your 
credentials, but you use your standard login and password.

> $ sudo systemsettings

That is a bad idea. You should use

kdesudo systemsettings

instead because using sudo for grahical applications might change 
ownership for files in your home folder. That would lead at least to 
confusion later. See 


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