[ubuntu-za] Add New Printer wants Root Password

Hannes Coetzee scorpking at scorpking.za.org
Mon Feb 15 12:22:58 GMT 2010

On 15/02/2010 13:21, Robin Bownes wrote:
> Hi,
> Having installed Karmic on 2 other notebooks (HP/Compaq & Acer) with 
> no problems at all, I used it to replace WindowsXP on my 
> sister-in-law's HP notebook (newer than the afore-mentioned HP/Compaq).
> Firstly, the notebook is running very slowly. Any ideas.
> Secondly, and more urgently, Add New Printer, while automatically 
> locating and correctly identifying her Canon printer, then insists on 
> a Root password in order to the complete the installation. This is the 
> first time any Ubuntu installation has asked me to do this. Any ideas.
> Robin 
It will be the admin user's password - most likely your password (UID=1000).

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