I am following the Qubes Documentation how-to guide and followed a couple of other how tos on the net about network printer install. I keep running into the same problem that I cant figure out
I created a dedicated debian TemplateVM for this printer install. I start the system-config-printer dialogue, and I come across a popup window to join a user workgroup. Asks for a password. I try different combinations of the passwords/user/usernames that I created during Qubes install nothing works.
I also tried going through the browser cups interface http://localhost:631, same issue, asks for user/password when I try to add a network printer
Then I tried the install in a dedicated debian Qube AppVM, same issue.
This is for a HP officejet 7740
Any assistance around this would be greatly appreciated
Perhaps a stupid question, but could this be a printer-specific password from its documentation?
It sounds like username/password for
cupsd - I’ve not tested network printing, but I think
/etc/cups/cupsd.conf requires something like:
Require user @SYSTEM
before allowing changes to settings.
Sorry for the late reply
The cupsd password didn’t work, still asking for password
You need root privileges:
(or modify the permission as said by ChrisA (don’t forget to reverse them after))
You have a dedicated template only for printing.
So its “ok” to do this in the template, but still not recommended.
A better way is to use a disposable template, and configure the printer there (with bind-dirs).
You could also run
sudo system-config-printer in a disposable qube (or your print qube).
Once your printer is configured and
/etc/cups/ppd/PRINTER_DRIVER.ppd to the template.
Reboot the template. It should work.
Great Thank you for that, wasn’t running as root this whole time,
Will report back once I test
Thank you for sticking with me so far