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    Default Re: KDE printer settings need root password to change paper size

    On 2013-06-26 20:16, anika200 wrote:

    > Yes, these things all work. Thanks for the help.
    > Using CUPS web interface I do not seem to even need a password after I
    > modify the last section of /etc/cupsd.conf by adding "Allow all", still
    > testing this though and it probably would not survive an upgrade.


    Allow all maybe excessive. You could try "allow local". I think it is
    "Allow from @LOCAL".


    > As far as the security I have this
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    >
    > lee@linux-aa3c:~> grep PERMISSION_SECURITY /etc/sysconfig/securityPERMISSION_SECURITY="easy local"
    > # PERMISSION_SECURITY. If PERMISSION_SECURITY contains 'secure' or
    > lee@linux-aa3c:~>
    >
    > --------------------


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    > Still puzzles me why the KDE printer control module would need the root
    > password twice. Yes it asks for root password not just the user, at
    > least the word "root" is already filled into the username box when the
    > dialog is opened.


    Did you try to change root to your username?

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    Default Re: KDE printer settings need root password to change paper size

    Kernel: 4.12.14-lp150.12.7-default x86_64 bits:
    64 Desktop: Gnome 3.26.2
    Distro: openSUSE Leap 15.0

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    Default Re: KDE printer settings need root password to change paper size

    On 2013-06-28 06:36, anika200 wrote:
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    > openSUSE bug report https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=827196


    I just hit this problem using XFCE in 12.3. Adding to bugzilla.


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    Default Re: KDE printer settings need root password to change paper size

    Not sure whether this is off-topic, but I am on a large network with 40+ printers administrated centrally. When I want to print, I get this long list, and I would want that one printer is the default there for me. I try to select this through KDE | Configure your printers, am presented with all the detailed information, but as soon as I change anything, it requests a password, without saying whether it is a password for the print server or for my own system. I tried both my user password and my root password, and none of them works. After multiple attempts, all it says is "Failed to perform request: Unauthorized".

    This is extremely inconvenient.

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    Default Re: KDE printer settings need root password to change paper size

    Just a note on the grep part, to make it more precise and not print

    Code:
    # PERMISSION_SECURITY. If PERMISSION_SECURITY contains 'secure' or
    It should be something like.

    Code:
    grep '^PERMISSION_SECURITY' /etc/sysconfig/security
    The ^ means starting or beginning in regrexp. Just saying
    "Unfortunately time is always against us" -- [Morpheus]

    .:https://github.com/Jetchisel:.

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    Default Re: KDE printer settings need root password to change paper size

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfgangcr View Post
    I try to select this through KDE | Configure your printers, am presented with all the detailed information, but as soon as I change anything, it requests a password, without saying whether it is a password for the print server or for my own system.
    It should be the system's root password I suppose. But I'm not sure in the case of a remote print server.
    Anyway, as mentioned in this thread, the KDE settigns module has a bug that you actually cannot enter the password at all.

    Try to run KDE's settings as root, you won't need the root password then for changing the configuration.

    Or use CUPS's interface directly, by entering this as address into your web browser:
    http://localhost:631

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    Default Re: KDE printer settings need root password to change paper size

    Linus Torvalds had a rant about these very issues a couple of years ago:

    http://news.techworld.com/security/3...ty-developers/

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