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I'm completely new to Linux. I am using Linspire 4.5 distro. I'm trying to install a Lexmark z12 printer. When I double click the printer Icon I'm taken to the ...
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    printer wont install.


    I'm completely new to Linux. I am using Linspire 4.5 distro. I'm trying to install a Lexmark z12 printer. When I double click the printer Icon I'm taken to the Printer set up wizard. After filling out all the info, a test printer button appears. When I click that a pop up box appears and asks me for my cups password. What is cups and how do I get a password to it.

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    CUPS = common unix printing system. It's asking for the password for the root user. Or whatever root is called on Linspire.
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    me too!!

    I have the same problem (i use Suse 9.1). I tried to log on using my root password and it does not work. What do I do? (i have only a CUPS client).

    Thx for help

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    XDwarf, Suse does funny things with the CUPS password. See the link below.

    http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2003/0...ichten-90.html
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    still doesn't work

    i just did the manipulations and it's still doesn't work, more help is needed
    thx anyway

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