LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 01-07-2010, 12:32 PM   #1
bobm2011
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2010
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
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?
 
Old 01-07-2010, 01:04 PM   #2
Quakeboy02
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Distribution: Debian Squeeze 2.6.32.9 SMP AMD64
Posts: 3,240

Rep: Reputation: 121Reputation: 121
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/
 
Old 01-08-2010, 03:45 AM   #3
bobm2011
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2010
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quakeboy02 View Post
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.
 
Old 01-09-2010, 01:23 PM   #4
Quakeboy02
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Distribution: Debian Squeeze 2.6.32.9 SMP AMD64
Posts: 3,240

Rep: Reputation: 121Reputation: 121
Given your circumstances, I'd advise you to speak to your "systems admin guy".
 
Old 01-11-2010, 07:28 AM   #5
bobm2011
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2010
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
He doesn't know - he only knows how to set the server CUPS up for network users.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cups to cups printing through network on usb printer checkmate3001 Linux - Server 2 02-16-2009 12:12 PM
Connecting Macbook to a linux cups printer wastingtime Linux - Server 4 09-05-2008 04:07 PM
CUPS server not connecting to localhost. The_Outlander Linux - Server 7 11-08-2007 12:21 PM
Trouble Sharing Local Printer using Samba and CUPS for Windows systems Electro Linux - Networking 3 01-17-2007 09:54 PM
CUPS/SAMBA Printer Server for Windows Problem baz2 Linux - Networking 3 11-18-2003 07:01 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:18 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration