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Re: [SLE] CUPS problem -- starting with lpinfo...
  • From: Patrick Shanahan <paka@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 6 May 2004 17:55:04 -0500
  • Message-id: <20040506225504.GA22585@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
* James D. Ivey <jim@xxxxxxxxxxx> [05-06-04 17:47]:
> On Thu, 2004-05-06 at 15:06, Patrick Shanahan wrote:
> > <snip>
> > > 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.
>
> I was avoiding "Digest" in hopes of keeping things simple, but -- alas
> -- that did the trick! Thanks!
>
> Jim


You *may* be able to change back to "Basic" after you have made your
configuration changes. I have only used "Digest" and cannot comment
past that.

gud luk
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