On 23 April 2013 13:59, Rex Dieter <rdieter(a)fedoraproject.org> wrote:
On 04/23/2013 02:55 AM, Chris Rouch wrote:
> Whenever I print from okular, the print succeeds and then I see a dialog
> from the plasma desktop shell asking "Enter an username and password to
> complete the task" (sic). The usename supplied is root, and if i give
> the root password the dialog disappears. If I give my own username (the
> one i used for printing), the dialog comes back with root as default.
> This happens every time I use okular. How do I stop it?
> And it seems only to be okular - if i use lpr from konsole, or even the
> print screen menu in konsile this doesn't happen.
Can you describe how you have printing setup on this box... you imply that
printing regularly requires some password too (or did I misinterpret
Printing regularly works fine and does not ask for a password, before or
printing. Only okular asks for a password, and then only after
submitting the print job.
This is on a f17 box, and only started happening a few weeks ago. I'm using
a remote cups server, which i think i set up using system-config-printer.
Interestingly, just now I selected the printers option from kde system
settings and got the same plasma desktop dialog demanding the root
This made me wonder if this is a cups error.
Additionally, running okular as root from a konsole does not display a
password dialog. But if i create a new account, login to a kde desktop as
this new user and use okular, the password dialog is displayed.
Any help will be appreciated,