On 2/3/21 3:44 PM, Kenneth Schneider wrote:
I will repeat this until you understand it. YOU MUST
USE THE USER NAME “ROOT” NOT YOUR USERNAME AND USE “ROOT’S” PASSWORD. Until you do this
you will NEVER be able admin a *nix system. Certain operations on a Unix/Linux system
require the credentials of almighty “root”. Accept this fact of life.
Just before this message, I recollected from long ago, and with a bit
tickle from someone here, that
the user name for CUPS is root, and I put that in, and bob's your uncle!
Printer now knows to use Letter
size, which is what 8½x11 is called, and all is good. And thank you for
coming right out and telling me
that, in case I hadn't been able to dredge that up. It is certainly not
obvious, since everywhere else that
I'm aware of, the expression "user name" wants MY user name.
>> On Feb 3, 2021, at 2:38 PM, Doug McGarrett <dmcgarrett(a)optonline.net>
>>> On 2/2/21 11:51 AM, Kenneth Schneider wrote:
>>> You need to use root credentials to make changes using localhost:631 unless
you add your user to the right groups.
>>> Ken Schneider
>> You haven't been reading the mail. I can open CUPS, I can (maybe) modify the
printer characteristics, but
>> when I try to do so, CUPS asks for a user name and password. I put in the only
username I ever use--doug--
>> and the only password I use on the computer, which I use to boot up and to
activate an admin function with su -
>> CUPS says forbidden. If the computer thinks I have a different user name, how do
I find out? And I'm pretty sure
>> it won't tell me the password it's expecting, but I'm damned if
I'm going to change that, since I need it all the time.
>>>>> On Feb 2, 2021, at 5:57 AM, Axel Braun <docb(a)opensuse.org>
>>>> Am Dienstag, 2. Februar 2021, 11:52:47 CET schrieb Carlos E. R.:
>>>>>> On 02/02/2021 08.27, Axel Braun wrote:
>>>>>> Am Dienstag, 2. Februar 2021, 01:59:36 CET schrieb Doug
>>>>>>> OK, if that's the case, how do I find out what the epson
wants to see
>>>>>>> for a definition?
>>>>>>> It certainly did not want to see any of the definitions I
>>>>>> Maybe I issed something, but if you fire up the CUPS menu
>>>>>> select the printer -> maintenance -> change default values,
>>>>>> down menus for each value....
>>>>> You missed that he gets not authorized.
>>>> Thank you Carlos - root does either not work?