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Old 07-25-2005, 07:42 PM   #1
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Can't Login to localhost:631 (CUPS Printing) in Suse 9.3

When I get to localhost:631 and click on the links for administrative work, it naturally asks for a password. I enter "root" as the username and my root password, can't log in. I've tried all the other username and password combinations I could think of. It worked for Samba (localhost:901). Is CUPS just different?
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Are you sure CUPS is running?
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YaST System Services (Runlevel) says "Yes" without an asterisk.

And checkout my other cry for help on a similar topic ;-)
Old 08-18-2005, 08:20 PM   #4
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This is due to an error in the CUPS configuration, as far as I can tell... I had this same problem, and had to either use "su kprinter" or use lynx running as root, in order to do printer administration.

Today, I found the cause of it - a mistake in the default settings in /etc/cups/cupsd.conf

Look for the line
AuthType BasicDigest
and change it to
AuthType Digest
AuthType Basic
After that, you should be able to log in to http://localhost:631/admin with your root username and password, as expected.


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