Re: lppasswd problem
From: Brian white (gaiatechnician_at_shaw.ca)
Date: Tue, 05 Jul 2005 00:59:52 GMT
I just have a desktop system with mandrake. I used the wizard and cups and
called my i560 a bj 7000 (they didnt have i560 drivers yet when I
installed). It works fine but takes 2 minutes to startup. You can bookmark
the cups administration page at localhost in kde as soon as you install it
and find what errors are happening from that page. (because there are so
many ways to access the printers in linux but cups is the one that works!
(in mandrake at least)). Cups administration page will probably tell you
what is wrong.
> I would like to print to a Canon i550 that is connected to an ethernet
> print server. The printer and print server and ethernet works with
> Uncle BG's operating system. An acquaintance suggested that I first
> create a cups user. I opened a root window ( ctl-alt-F2 ) and invoked
> the lppasswd command
> # lppasswd -a -g sys root
> enter password: ********
> enter password again: ********
> lppasswd: failed to backup old password file: No such file or directory
> So I repeated the command to see if it did the same thin twice.
> So I read "man lppasswd" and it mentions "passwd.md5"
> # touch /etc/passwd.md5
> Then I tried the lppasswd invocation again. Again it gave the same
> error message.
> Any useful suggestion appreciated.