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The nuts and bolts => Installation & Updates => Topic started by: ffranklloyd on July 09, 2017, 01:25:26 pm

Title: Help installing network or wireless printer
Post by: ffranklloyd on July 09, 2017, 01:25:26 pm
Please help installing network printer. It was asking for root password for localhost. Thanks, Frank
Title: Re: Help installing network or wireless printer
Post by: nightflier on July 09, 2017, 02:12:57 pm
To set up a printer in CUPS, you will need to enter username "root" and the password. That is normal behavior, go ahead and enter those credentials.
Title: Re: Help installing network or wireless printer
Post by: ffranklloyd on July 09, 2017, 05:00:23 pm
The password was not working. I entered the same root password as my login password but it didn't work.
Title: Re: Help installing network or wireless printer
Post by: nightflier on July 09, 2017, 05:38:23 pm
When you install VL, you are forced to enter two passwords, one for your regular user, and another for the root or administrative account. You need to provide the latter.