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Old 01-13-2013, 12:11 PM   #1
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Printing in Slackware 14.0


I ran: chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.cups && /etc/rc.d/rc.cups start which allowed me to start the printer configuration in the system settings. But now I get the error:

There was an error during the CUPS operation: 'cups-authorization-canceled'.

Any ideas of what to do? Also, and suggestions as to how to connect to a Windows XP shared printer on the network? I've got a Windows 7 computer connected to it and functional.

Thanks!
 
Old 01-13-2013, 12:32 PM   #2
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When you get that error, it means that your user account is not in any of the CUPS administrator groups.
Find the following lines in "/etc/cups/cupsd.conf" :
Code:
# Administrator user group...
SystemGroup sys root
and do one of these two things:
  1. Add your user account to one of the existing "Systemgroup" groups (but I think that adding your user to "sys" or "root" group is a bad idea)
  2. Add any group your user account belongs to, to that "SystemGroup"line
I always add the "wheel" group to cupsd.conf and make sure I have a user account (not necessarily mine) that is in the "wheel" group so that I can manage my printer configuration.

Eric
 
Old 01-13-2013, 02:05 PM   #3
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Ok, so I can open the application now and it appears to function. However, my attempts to connect to the shared printer on a Windows XP box aren't working. Any suggestions on how to get this accomplished?

Thanks,
 
Old 01-13-2013, 03:46 PM   #4
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I would advise to RTFM for a bit, before asking any more questions.
And if you are not able to figure out how to define a SMB: printer in the CUPS GUI after reading the instructions, you can always do the trick on the commandline (and check the CUPS GUI afterwards): http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Debian-and...o_windows.html

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