Latest Dapper update won't let me administrate CUPS
Dave M G
martin at autotelic.com
Wed Apr 26 08:04:33 UTC 2006
In the latest batch of Dapper updates, there was not only a bunch of
CUPS related packages, but unlike other times, it asked me if I wanted
to replace my cupsd.conf file.
Well, since my printer was already not working, I figured I'd let it
install a new cups.conf, and see what came of it. Besides, it seemed to
me that changing the cupsd.conf file might be symptomatic of more
changes within CUPS.
Well, things are a little different now. If I go to the CUPS web
interface, and select to "Manage Printers", my Canon printer is shown
has having stopped. It's never started out as "stopped" before.
If I click the green "Start Printer" button, I get a window asking me
for my administrative username and password.
And this is where I hit a wall. It won't accept any username and
password combination I can think of. I've tried "root", "dave", "admin"
for usernames, and I've tried my account's password, a few other
passwords I usually use for these purposes, and leaving the field blank.
Okay, so I hit the ol' web trail and look for solutions to figure out
what the password is, or how to reset it. In the former case I came up
with nothing. But in the latter, I got this command:
dave at homebase:~$ sudo lppasswd -a
Enter password again:
But that didn't work, at least not with "root", "admin", or "dave" as
Another web page said I should comment out "AuthType Basic" and
"AuthClass System " from cupsd.conf. There was no "AuthClass System",
but there were two instances of "AuthType Basic" which I commented out.
So here I am. What do I do to get or reset the correct login information
for administrating CUPS?
Dave M G
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