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When I go to login to the CUPS web interface (http://localhost:631) it asks for my root password--and my root password doesn't give me access

Applies To
HPLIP Version: 
CUPS
Printer(s): 
All
Linux OS Distribution(s): 
All
Solution: 

First verify with your distribution the best way to install your printer.

To enable the CUPS web interface follow these directions.

Edit the cupsd.conf file.

# gedit /etc/cups/cupsd.conf

Find this section:

# Restrict access to the admin pages...
<Location /admin>
#Order allow,deny
#Allow localhost
</Location>

Change it to:

# Restrict access to the admin pages...
<Location /admin>
Order allow,deny
Allow localhost
</Location>

Save/Exit, restart CUPS:

# /etc/init.d/cups restart

for Ubuntu

$ /etc/init.d/cupsys restart

Open your web browser, go to http://localhost:631. Complete the administrative tasks you need to complete.