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  1. #1

    cups problems, password neede, no localhost:631

    I still have the same problem when trying to configure my local printer.

    In yast, when I try test print, it says: "cups(File)DoRequest error: client-error-not-authorized".
    In prompt mode yast asks for password but neither root nor user are correct?
    I tried lppasswd. Doesn change much, unfortunatelly.
    When I try to add printer in KDEprint it first says that request is too long and then during the test printing following message apears:

    cupsdoprint -P 'Can' -J 'KDE Print Test' -H 'localhost:631' -U 'root' -o ' multiple-document-handling=separate-documents-uncollated-copies orientation-requested=3' '/opt/kde3/share/apps/kdeprint/' : execution failed with message:

    Perhaps the followning is more important:
    Wneh I try to set up printer in yast prompt mode, when saving the new configuration it says
    "root password for localhost needed"

    I can not also access htpp://localhost:631/ becouse of some access problems.

    May someone give directions.

  2. #2
    Linux Guru loft306's Avatar
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    well the proper passwd to use with the cups gui at (localhost:631) is
    user: root
    password: root passwd
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  3. #3
    Linux Engineer
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    Farnborough, UK
    Basically, Suse has encrypted the root password for CUPS for security reasons.

    You can find the link on Suse site or I think it's been posted here a while back.

    *edit* just noticed your lppassword.

    Did you do

    lppasswd -g sys -a root

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    I tried but the message is "Could not connect to remote server"
    I also tried lppasswd with that parameters. No change.


  6. #5
    Linux Engineer
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    Jul 2003
    Farnborough, UK
    pksa, sounds like cups isnīt running.


    ps aux and see if the cupsd daemon is running.

    If not start it from the Yast control centre or type cupsd.
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