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I hope I've finally picked a time to switch over to Linux that allows for users – even super-users – devoted to a GUI approach. 95% of that switch seems to be working. I have a couple of problems and I'll offer them for help, separately.
This posting has to do with accessing the printer on my home network. The network is routed through a Linksys WRT54GS. The other computers on the network are running Windows XP Home or Pro. My Canon S800 is attached to one of those PC's.
I'm using SuSe Pro 9.2 on a Shuttle G4. Enough horsepower. Ethernet connection to the router.
Using Print Manager, I can run through all the prompts > enter name of workgroup > host PC for the printer > printer name. I'm refused as not authorized or “authenticated”.
1st responses indicted my problem was authentication for CUPS. I found where to set up a CUPS password > did so > attempted to use that user name and password to no avail.
I figured [as it often is] that the WXP environment was the culprit. Though I had no requirements for password > everything from files to printer was set to share > I setup a name and password for myself as administrator. Tried that name and password when waltzing through Printer Manager > nada, nuttin'.
That's where I'm at, now. I've removed the admin stuff from WXP. I haven't touched anything else.
ilikejam -- your suggestion resulted in progress; but, there's still some roadblock in place. I always think it's something on the WXP side of things.
I followed your suggestion > "root" as user name > and, actually, the CUPS password I'd entered a few days earlier worked instead of the Root password. The Printer Manager ran all the way through and showed the printer as described belonging to a WXP PC on the network -- as having been added.
But, it still wouldn't print a test page -- though no authentication or permission error msg resulted. Also tried selecting it as the printer from a file in OpenOffice. Nada! Nothing happened. Nothing complained.