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If you cannot login to CUPS printer admin tool...
Authored by: krguert on Jan 01, '05 11:10:18PM

I wasn't able to login to the CUPS printer admin tool, but was able to work around this by replacing the first steps 7 through 12 with the following steps:

7. Open a Terminal window and type the following command:

lpinfo -v

8. In the output to this command, look for a string like the following:

usb://HEWLETT-PACKARD/DESKJET%20970C?serial=xxxxxxxxxxxx

9. Type the following command, replacing <printer> with the name you want to use for the printer, and <device-uri> with the string you found like the one above:

lpadmin -p <printer> -E -v <device-uri> -m raw



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If you cannot login to CUPS printer admin tool...
Authored by: bestcea on Jan 11, '05 12:16:39AM

I had problems using the web admin 127.0.0.1:631/printers. I was able to get to it but could not add or configure anything. I read after doing the fix below that if you log on as root (need to enable it) everything should work regardless, but didn't try it.

Anyway, the fix I found was modifying the authorizations in /private/etc/cups/cupsd.conf. My problem was in the <Limit GET> section. The file is pretty self-explanatory as how to configure authorizations (type and class). In my case I made it authtype none, and authclass anonymous and it seemed to do the trick. Don't know if I've greated a huge security hole, but you can always do the updating in the server and put limitation in.
Here is the CUPS manual has more details on configuring: http://www.cups.org/sam.html



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If you cannot login to CUPS printer admin tool...
Authored by: timpent on Mar 08, '05 03:29:59AM

Thanks for this tip - it worked for me!

Tim



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