Adding printers vs Xubuntu philosphy
andyr at wizzy.com
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.
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