This is one I have not encountered before. I have 2 computers both with openSUSE 11.4. The host machine which has the printer connected to it via usb is updating with tumbleweed. The client printer is a stock 11.4 install with all updates installed. I have both tcp and udp 631 open in my firewall on the host machine. No ports are open on the client machine. I am using a HP Photosmart C6250 which is set up and working on the host machine. On the client machine I have installed the remote printer and can successfully print a test page in yast. When trying to print as a user the print dialog comes up and the printer is listed but instead of saying ‘printer is ready’ it says ‘getting printer information failed’.
Why can I print via yast (root) and not as a regular user. Is this a permission issue or is something else involved?