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Operating Systems SCO Printing as a CUPS client, only root can print! Post 302339915 by cyruspy on Friday 31st of July 2009 07:15:51 PM
Old 07-31-2009
Printing as a CUPS client, only root can print!

Hi, i'm running Openserver 5.0.7 as a CUPS client for a Linux server. The root user can issue a "lpstat -t" to see the printers and can submit jobs without issues.

The problem presents when I try to work as a regular user. If I issue an "lpstat -t" all I get after a few seconds is "lpstat: Unable to connect to server: Connection timed out".

Any ideas?, If I go back as root, I can still print, so the linux box is accessible.


Last edited by cyruspy; 07-31-2009 at 09:21 PM..

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cupsenable(8)							    Apple Inc.							     cupsenable(8)

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cupsaccept(8), cupsreject(8), cancel(1), lp(1), lpadmin(8), lpstat(1), http://localhost:631/help COPYRIGHT
Copyright 2007-2013 by Apple Inc. 9 October 2008 CUPS cupsenable(8)

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