lpq & gnome 2.16 upgrade issue? lpq: unable to connect to server
racinej at mcmaster.ca
Tue Oct 17 21:16:53 UTC 2006
Many thanks. This was exactly the problem.
On Tue, 2006-10-17 at 17:06 -0400, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-10-17 at 16:42 -0400, Jeffrey Racine wrote:
> > Hi.
> > I upgraded to gnome 2.16 a few days ago, and just realized that lpr/lpq
> > and now acting oddly... I have used this system for 2 years with zero
> > problems. Our sysadmin told me there have been zero changes to our print
> > servers. Below you will see it is a perm issue that has manifested
> > itself alongside the gnome upgrade though it may be totally unrelated...
> > uname -a
> > FreeBSD pc-racine1.mcmaster.ca 6.1-RC2 FreeBSD 6.1-RC2 #0: Wed May 3
> > 10:02:44 EDT 2006
> > The issue, in a nutshell, is that suddenly I can't print when logged in
> > to an account other than root... I have no idea what could have caused
> > this unless gnome does some perm changes... if this is the wrong forum
> > please forgive, and if you have any suggestions many many thanks.
> > As root all is well...
> > pc-racine1# lpq
> > JetDirect lpd: no jobs queued on this port
> > pc-racine1# exit
> > As myself (non-root) no go...
> > [jracine at pc-racine1 jracine]$ lpq
> > lpq: Unable to connect to server
> Check to make sure you're using the correct lpq command, and that you
> are not using the CUPS versions of these commands. If your PATH
> contains /usr/local/bin before /usr/bin, that would do it.
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