On Sat, 2007-12-08 at 18:37 +0530, arnuld wrote:Ubuntu broke cups. The web interface no longer works.
> I have EPSON LX-300+ dot-matrix printer which works fine on Fedora, Arch
> and Debian. I usually got to CUPS web-interface localhost:631 and set-up
> my printer there using root account. on gNS I can't do that. whether root
> account is enabled or not, gNS nevr accepts my root user-name/password
> combination and throws back the same Pop-up for entering username/password
> again and again.
That's funny. I just connected an old Okidata ML321 to Ubuntu 7.10 using the CUPS web interface today. The only problems I encountered were needing to ensure the printer was in the IBM-emulation mode and re-connecting the cable afterwards. We could not get the darned thing to print squat until we disconnected and re-connected the cable.
And you can manage CUPS printers from the CLI: http://www.cups.org/doc-1.1/sam.html