I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 with latest updates.
Here are my system's protections for lp and lpr.
root@steamboy:/usr/bin# ls -l lp -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 13540 2011-09-12 10:41 lp root@steamboy:/usr/bin# ls -l lpr -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 13540 2011-09-12 10:41 lpr
Only if I sudo can I print something at the command line, else I can unauthorized.
I do have an smb printer with username and password embedded, but I believe this problem occurred during one of the 10.04 updates. So my question is what would cause lp or lpr to return Unauthorized?
ics@steamboy:~/icsdev$ lp x.tmp lp: Unauthorized ics@steamboy:~/icsdev$ lpr x.tmp lpr: Unauthorized
(x.tmp is a real file.)
The real stumper is gedit will allow me to print.