Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 505767
root unable to configure printer
Last modified: 2009-06-17 08:36:18 EDT
Created attachment 347746 [details]
cups access log
Description of problem:
I logged in as an ordinary user, used "su -" and launched system-config-printer from the command line as root. Seemed to work ok except a) can't access Server->Settings and b) when adding a new printer applying the changes fails due to privilege error.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in as an ordinary user
2. su -
5. Try to add a new printer
Permission denied for the super user(!).
root is able to do his will.
I'm attaching access_log and error_log after such an attempt.
Created attachment 347747 [details]
cups error log
You don't need to become root to use system-config-printer. Just use it from your user account.
PolicyKit denies access to the root user as a matter of course (see bug #447266).
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 447266 ***