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Old 10-15-2004, 05:25 PM   #1
Gnixon
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Question Network printing problem


Heey,

I'm trying to get my suse 9.1 to print to my network printer which is a HP all-in-one PSC 2500. When I go to YaST and try adding a new printer it see's the printer no problem, even has a driver built-in (somewhere) for my PSC 2500 but when i've selected all this it asks me to put in a passwork and username to log in to the "printing system". I've tried my root user and also my normal login and password and it says wrong password or username. Does anyone know what password it's asking me for? my printer doesn't have any password configuration so it's gotta be something in my suse.
I'm using cups, if that helps,

Any help would be much appreciated,

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Old 10-17-2004, 07:39 AM   #2
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I have installed a 2550n without any problem.

I think first you should login as root and then let yast do the install.
My printer has its own ip address and that is located in the subnet.

For as far as I remember most work is done by yast.

I just checked but as root I can go into yast and from hardware to printers.

Next you can do a search for the printer.

It is installed as a Raw Queue

Have a lot of fun

CloudBuilder
 
Old 10-18-2004, 07:33 AM   #3
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Assuming you're using CUPS, on 9.1 SuSE defaults to no password. Some security thing. So you need to add your user name via the command line. As root do:

lppassword -a <your_username>

I used root for my username and it then asks for the password.

After that you should be able to go back to the original attempt and enter the name/password you chose and complete the setup.
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Old 10-26-2004, 12:20 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by ratcheson
lppassword -a <your_username>
I was having this exact same problem. This solution seems to have helped, so thank you to ratcheson.

Incidentally, the command is lppasswd no lppassword.

I really have to say that this is pretty stupid to have to go through this just to set up a printer.
 
Old 10-26-2004, 02:53 AM   #5
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Ooops. sorry for the typo.
My understanding is the change is a security matter. Unfortunately SuSE puts the notice of the change in a dialog that pops up when you're nearing the end of the installation and who ever reads or remembers those things? The real challenge is to remember this when you update CUPS or reinstall SuSE.
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Old 10-26-2004, 10:13 AM   #6
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The funny thing is that I didn't have to do this the last time I installed SuSE 9.1 But then this time around I installed from the DVD - last time I installed from the FTP server. I'm beginning to think there's a difference in the setup processes of the two procedures.
 
Old 10-26-2004, 11:29 PM   #7
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Here's something else I had to do. My printer is hung off a small USB print server, which has its own IP address. Instead of setting this up as a remote printer using TCP/IP, I had to set it up as a remote LPR printer. Once I did this, I was able to print to it with no problems.

Interesting. The real insteresting thing is that I learned this by going to the print server manufacturer's web site and looking it up in the web-based user's manual.

Hope this helps anyone who needs it.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 02:04 PM   #8
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Thanks for the lppasswd info.
Helped me to setup a connection to my network printer.
 
Old 11-11-2004, 09:18 AM   #9
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helped me out here too
 
  


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