[sf-lug] cups under Ubuntu

Alex Kleider a_kleider at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 25 17:22:31 PDT 2008

--- On Mon, 8/25/08, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
  The only gotcha I've ever
> found was the need to
> make sure your username is in the "lpadmin"
> group.  Details for Debian
> here:
> "Printing Setup" on
> http://linuxmafia.com/kb/Debian/

Again, thanks for your input, Rick.

According to Mark Sobell in his book about Ubuntu Linux,
You must be a member of the lpadmin group to use system-config-printer
and you must be a member of the shadow group to use CUPS's web based
interface. (or is it CUPS' without the s?? :-) ..just kidding!
The lpadmin group makes sense but I don't get the shadow group.

I've added all relevant people to both just to cover all bases.


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