trying to make printer work...

Clive Menzies clive at
Thu Apr 6 09:09:30 UTC 2006

On (06/04/06 17:42), Erik Christiansen wrote:
> To: Ubuntu Help and User Discussions <ubuntu-users at>
> From: Erik Christiansen <erik at>
> Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2006 17:42:43 +1000
> Subject: Re: trying to make printer work...
> Reply-To: Ubuntu Help and User Discussions <ubuntu-users at>
> On Thu, Apr 06, 2006 at 08:38:09AM +0200, Henk Koster wrote:
> > I have also found it necessary to circumvent the Gnome print manager
> > by going directly the http://localhost:631 route. You can do that by
> > editing the /etc/cupsd.conf file: comment out the two lines near the 
> > end of the file that say "AuthType Basic" and "AuthClass System".
> > After "sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys restart" you have access to the CUPS 
> > administration via localhost:631. 
> When something looks buggy, maybe a "me too" is warranted. I gave up on
> the cups installation delivered with ubuntu 5.10. (Though I'd previously had no
> problem when building it from source on debian.)
> Trying localhost:631 elicited:
> "Administrative commands are disabled in the web interface for security
> reasons. Please use the GNOME CUPS manager (System > Administration >
> Printing)."

You need to add the user 'cupsys' to the 'shadow' group.



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