Comment 39 for bug 283811

Thanks, Karmic
I've tried your work-a-round but it simply re-writes itself! This is not good. Nothing works. There must be a combination of installed software causing this as not everyone seems to have this issue.
George Ross (DERG)

> Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 15:20:52 +0000
> From: <email address hidden>
> To: <email address hidden>
> Subject: [Bug 283811] Re: cups says "can't promp for authorization" when printing to my samba printer
>
> To answer Derg question (asked on bug #305030), no there is no news on this bug.
> It would be written here if it were any.
> You should expect this bug to be fixed in next version, Karmic Koala.
>
> But you sure could try the workaround I presented, to change the following line in /etc/cups/printers.conf:
> AuthInfoRequired username,password
> to become:
> AuthInfoRequired none
>
> I guess that it is now 'AuthInfoRequired' and not 'auth-info-required'
> like it seems to have been originally.
>
> --
> cups says "can't promp for authorization" when printing to my samba printer
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/283811
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> of a duplicate bug.
>
> Status in “cups” source package in Ubuntu: Confirmed
>
> Bug description:
> Since Intrepid, cups or (something else) keep adding :
>
> AuthInfoRequired username,password
>
> In my /etc/cups/printers.conf
>
> (my printer doesn't require authentification by the way)
>
> This makes every applications I try to print from say
> printing failed
> "Can't promp for authorization"
>
> Then I have to manually edit /etc/cups/printers.conf, restart cups and print. However the file is modified right away again and next time I restart cups I have the same problem again.
>
> This is a severe regression for me.

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