Adding printers vs Xubuntu philosphy

Andy Rabagliati andyr at
Sat May 6 09:10:30 UTC 2006

On Sat, 06 May 2006, Joe Braddock wrote:

> Having directions on how to enable the cups web-admin is not the same as
> having a graphical tool already enabled.  I have no problem with using
> cups web-admin however, if I understand the previous discussion, it
> requires either a) enabling a root account or b) adding a back-door
> security hole.  Neither seem to be good options.

I installed an Xubuntu desktop (Dapper Beta) in a lab this week, and ran
into the adding printers problem. I installed gnome-cups-manager, but on
running it (from xfce) the cursor twirled endlessly with no progress.

I tried browsing to port 631, and while adding a printer there, it
prompted me for a username/password.

There is no root password on the system, and I used mine, as admin.

The printer was successfully added.

So perhaps that hole has been plugged ?

The transitionary nature of dapper at the moment might have contributed
to the non-functioning of gnome-cups-manager.

Cheers,    Andy!

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