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Re: [SLE] CUPS problem -- starting with lpinfo...
  • From: Patrick Shanahan <paka@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 6 May 2004 17:06:39 -0500
  • Message-id: <20040506220639.GE20227@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
* James D. Ivey <jim@xxxxxxxxxxx> [05-06-04 16:55]:
> Yes, I do read the list. Not every message and not every word, but I
> read it.
>
> But, more to the point, the steps outlined in the quoted message didn't
> help. I have AuthType in cupsd.conf set to "Basic", not "Digest", so
> the lppasswd command seems irrelevant. I also have the AuthGroupName
> set to sys and root is a member of group sys.
>
> More basically, what would cause the error message on lpinfo? Beyond
> authentication, it seems there's something more fundamentally wrong with
> my setup. Knowing what can cause that type of error would help me dig
> in the right area.
>
> To remind people, here's the error again:
>
> linux1:/etc/cups # lpinfo -v
> lpinfo: cups-get-devices failed: server-error-operation-not-supported
>
> Any help is greatly appreciated.
>
> Regards,
>
> Jim
>
>
> On Thu, 2004-05-06 at 14:31, Patrick Shanahan wrote:
> > * James D. Ivey <jim@xxxxxxxxxxx> [05-06-04 15:17]:
> > >
> > > I haven't been able to get into the web interface for cups yet. It
> > > doesn't access my root id and password. But I'm trying to take it
> > > step-by-step, starting with lpinfo.
> >
> >
> > Reading this list help a lot. Posted earlier today:
> >
> > <quote>
> > Date: Thu, 06 May 2004 10:06:51 -0400
> > From: Louis Richards <louis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx
> > Subject: Re: [SLE] HP3030: Printer/Scanner clash
> > Mailing-List: contact suse-linux-e-help@xxxxxxxx; run by ezmlm
> > Message-ID: <409A467B.5080008@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >
> > <trim...>
> > Last but not least, you need to set up your printer. Do not use Yast for
> > this. Use the CUPS web interface at http://localhost:631/ . If you have
> > never used this interface before, you will have to add an admin user
> > first by entering "lppasswd -g sys -a user". I am not sure if you have
> > to restart cups or not after this, but it couldn't hurt. Type "rccups
> > restart". Use the web interface to set up as many printers as needed for
> > different resolutions setting the device to the PTAL device created
> > above.
> > </quote>
> >
> >
> > You *do* read the list ??
> >

Well, if cups says it cannot do the operation (as quoted), I would
restart cups (/usr/sbin/rccups restart) and try again. If it still
does not work, I would consider reinstalling cups.

If that does not work, perhaps you need to reconsider the 'Basic'
authorization.
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