Network printer set up with CUPS

I want to set up my Epson Stylus (515W)-A letter before the 5 but not sure what. Basically when I open CUPS I click on add on new printer, I enter add printer but then the page says access denied. Also this is a network printer.

Any help would be widely appreciated.

So you need to tell us how you are getting to this point (of being denied). You must have root access to make such changes. You can do this from the YaST Printer selection or there is a web access at:

desktop-launch http://localhost:631/

The above command launches FireFox on my computer. If you have Cups running (which is by default), when you try to add a printer, you must enter the root user name and password to get in. So, tell us how you get to the point where you get the error? I presume that your printer, an Epson Stylus (515W), is directly connected to your computer?

Thank You,

On Tue September 21 2010 06:06 pm, darksideday wrote:

>
> I want to set up my Epson Stylus (515W)-A letter before the 5 but not
> sure what. Basically when I open CUPS I click on add on new printer, I
> enter add printer but then the page says access denied. Also this is a
> network printer.
>
> Any help would be widely appreciated.
>
>
darksideday;

I assume you are asked to authenticate before receiving the “access denied”.
When you authenticate use the username of


root

and for the password use root’s password. In a default install of OpenSuse,
the root password is the same as your user password ( for some perverse
reason ). However, in the install process you may have changed this.

P. V.
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