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Old 01-15-2013, 06:07 PM   #1
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in LIVECD, trying to access network printer


I get a blank page trying to print; connect to printer button doesn't work. So I was sent to http //localhost:631 which I
went there,
but it doesn't take MY logon name and password.
So on the livecd, can I use the Root Name and password ??

what is it??

Name = deepin

password = ????

thanks
 
Old 01-17-2013, 05:02 AM   #2
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but it doesn't take MY logon name and password.
Of course not, where would it get that info from?
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So on the livecd, can I use the Root Name and password ??
that depends, some LiveCD's allow this from the prompt, on Knoppix, entering "su -" is enough to get root rights.

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So I was sent to http //localhost:631
that needs the root password. A Root password for THIS purpose only (IMHO) exists on an installed system, not a LiveCD...

Is there a good reason to do all of this? Network printing requires Root password and Root rights to configure everything...

Thor
 
Old 01-18-2013, 08:53 AM   #3
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Hey Thor,

Give me a break ok? I'm NOT a Geek, or a Computer Tech, ok ??

1. " Of course not, where would it get that info from? "
Well, duh...I am TYPING it in ! But it won't take/accept it , ok?

2. " that depends, some LiveCD's allow this from the prompt, on Knoppix, entering "su -" is enough to get root rights."

ok, I didn't know that either, being a newbie...but I found that out from another forum. And yeah, it worked.

3."Is there a good reason to do all of this? Network printing requires Root password and Root rights to configure everything."

I think there are TWO EXCELLENT reasons :

first: IF THE PRINTER PAGE on this program WORKED AS INTENDED, I would not have to go thru all
this, right?

Second: I am trying different distro's ...to find one that is easy to use for a non-tech or Geek at home on his local network, and don't want to keep spending hundreds of dollars on Microsoft Windows.

Didn't have this much hassle with other Distro's so I'll just move on.

But thank you for responding. I appreciate it.

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Old 01-19-2013, 02:15 AM   #4
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Give me a break ok? I'm NOT a Geek, or a Computer Tech, ok ??
of course, no sweat, even I had to start somewhere... Dont worry...we're all here to help...
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Well, duh...I am TYPING it in ! But it won't take/accept it , ok?
Yes, but a password authentication is a process that gets data from TWO points: you typing it in and a stored bit that has to be compared with what you type in...that has to come from the current OS...and (guess what) that is the one one the CD/DVD you're currently using...

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ok, I didn't know that either, being a newbie...but I found that out from another forum. And yeah, it worked.
Join the club, THAT is one of the first questions ANY Live CD user asks...and, to make stuff more fun...some LiveCD's just assume you're the Root to start with. Typing "whoami" helps to find out who you are on the system...

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first: IF THE PRINTER PAGE on this program WORKED AS INTENDED, I would not have to go thru all
this, right?
touché...but a LiveCD is (IMHO) a reflection of an installed system where stuff does work...because there is a hard drive behind it, not a CD...
Maybe, testing on a USB stick could help...it's like a drive, be it slower...but you should be able to persist your settings on it...

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Second: I am trying different distro's ...to find one that is easy to use for a non-tech or Geek at home on his local network, and don't want to keep spending hundreds of ...
Hmm, I use Xubuntu now...pretty much everything worked out of the box. If you do need to set up a network printer, it can be done. I did that succesfully. I did use a networked (old) PC that served as a data store, a media server end a print server...it's pretty easy to do, really...
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But thank you for responding. I appreciate it.
No sweat, as I said, we're all (ALL, believe me) here to help you out, and we love doing it...

Thor

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