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bobm2011 01-07-2010 12:32 PM

CUPS problem - connecting to local printer as well as CUPS server
 
I have a client.conf in /etc/cups that points to a CUPS server. I don't have u/p access to this server. I also
want to print to a local printer (USB), but I can't set
it up - ALL attempts bring me back to the CUPS server
password prompt. Is there some line I can add to the
client.conf to allow me to use a local printer?

Quakeboy02 01-07-2010 01:04 PM

Can you elaborate a bit? Are you saying that you're trying to add a printer to a machine for which you don't have administrative access rights? That's not likely to be possible. If you're trying to setup CUPS on your workstation, the best way to do it is to access this page from your browser: http://localhost:631/

bobm2011 01-08-2010 03:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Quakeboy02 (Post 3817821)
Can you elaborate a bit? Are you saying that you're trying to add a printer to a machine for which you don't have administrative access rights? That's not likely to be possible. If you're trying to setup CUPS on your workstation, the best way to do it is to access this page from your browser: http://localhost:631/

No I only want to be able to use a local (USB) printer - I don't want to
add this printer to the main CUPS server, just use it myself. I have a
client.conf that points to a CUPS print server, but I can't (and don't
want to) change anything on that server. In event terms, I only has a
local USB printer to start with on a stand-alone laptop with Fedora 8.
Now i've plugged into a network (with static ip), the systems admin
guy has added clients.conf to /etc/cups on my laptop, so I can use
printerw on the network. That's great, but I'd like to be able to use
my own printer as well, but now I can't.

Quakeboy02 01-09-2010 01:23 PM

Given your circumstances, I'd advise you to speak to your "systems admin guy".

bobm2011 01-11-2010 07:28 AM

He doesn't know - he only knows how to set the server CUPS up for network users.


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