User:Kjkiser2/Adding a Linux Printer

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Adding a Linux Printer

To add a printer under Linux without access to the root account:

  1. Open a terminal window
  2. Add under "User priviledge specification" the following line:
    • ALL ALL= /etc/pam.d/printconf-gui, /usr/bin/printconf-gui
    • You must launch the program from the commandline.
  3. The GUI still requires you to enter the root password to use the Printer Configuration Tool.
  4. It may be possible to create a command called "printer" to enter the "sudo /usr/bin/printconf-gui" command.
  5. If needed, the command can also be giving the no password flag since it's available to all users.