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    How to: Use the CUPS web interface to install your printer

    Issue: Unable to install printers using the standard CUPS web interface and would like to be able to have that funtionality instead of using the Ubuntu Gnome and KDE methods.

    Steps:
    Open Terminal
    sudo gedit /etc/cups/cupsd.conf

    Find the section:
    "<Location /admin>
    #
    # You definitely will want to limit access to the administration functions.
    # The default configuration requires a local connection from a user who
    # is a member of the system group to do any admin tasks. You can change
    # the group name using the SystemGroup directive.
    #

    AuthType Basic
    AuthClass System"

    Modify this section to:
    "<Location /admin>
    #
    # You definitely will want to limit access to the administration functions.
    # The default configuration requires a local connection from a user who
    # is a member of the system group to do any admin tasks. You can change
    # the group name using the SystemGroup directive.
    #

    #AuthType Basic
    #AuthClass System"

    Save
    Exit
    restart cups (sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys restart)
    Go to localhost:631 in your browser.

    This will enable you to add printers using the CUPS web interface.

    There may be security implications to making this change--so please take that into consideration before making this modification. I found it easier to add/remove printer using the CUPS interface than the Ubuntu add printer interface. But it's all a personal preference.

    Aaron
    Last edited by 11hjpphty76lkjj; October 18th, 2005 at 02:23 PM.

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