[ubuntu-za] Add New Printer wants Root Password

Helge Reikeras helge.reikeras at gmail.com
Mon Feb 15 12:36:58 GMT 2010

On Mon, 15 Feb 2010 13:21:59 +0200, Robin Bownes <robin at ncedatrust.org.za>  

> 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.

Type 'top' in the command line. Check if anything is using a lot of  
resources, especially high %CPU or Mem. You can copy-paste the top 10  
lines or so 'top; (tasks, Cpu(s), Mem and swap) and send it as a reply.

> 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

Helge Reikeras

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