Adding a printer

Clive Menzies clive at
Fri Jan 12 19:42:37 UTC 2007

On (12/01/07 11:17), Simon Skogh wrote:
> I'm trying to add a printer to an x-less system and after some
> Googling I found a nifty way to do it via the CUPS web interface. SSH
> and boot up links2 and off we go. Only problem is I don't know what
> the username / passwords are when I modify any setups. The info I
> found was for Debian and all it suggests is to use the root account /
> password (I can't remember if Debian uses sudo or not at this moment).
> I looked around in the configuration files for CUPS and all I could
> find was the user group, lpadmin, to which I added myself, without any
> luck.
> Does anyone know what account(s) I can use to set this up?

If you're doing it directly on the box, adding yourself to lpadmin
should be sufficient; to do it remotely you need to add the IP address
to cupsd.conf and you used to have to add cupsys to the shadow group
although that doesn't seem to be the case any more in edgy.



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