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  • Welcome!

    I'll get straight to the point.

    When I started Pop!_Planet, I launched it because I saw a need for a centralized community for Pop!_OS. To be frank, I never expected the level of popularity it has achieved. Over the last year, we have gone from under 50 users, to almost 400 users. That's awesome! However... it also comes with a downside. We are rapidly running out of disk space on our server, and the bandwidth costs go up every month.

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    I know that most users will ignore this message, and that's ok. However, if even a few of our users are willing and able to donate a few dollars to help offset our expenses, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Support Pop!_Planet

    Thank you for your time,

    Dan Griffiths
    Pop!_Planet Founder

Cannot add a printer. Cups keeps reporting internal error


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Dec 10, 2019
Running Pheop!OS 19.01. Try to add printer. Brings up dialog box. Give it Ip address to search for. Keep hitting enter, but it will not search. Occasionally get Cups Internal server error. I can ping the IP in question so I know the computer can see it, but the CUPS setup on this machine is really hosed.
Basic user is not in the lpadmin group. If I try to run system-config-printer from the cmd line I need to be root. Its a real mess. Does anyone have any idea how to make CUPS behave and how to setup a (network) printer?
inxi -Fz
System: Host: outlaw Kernel: 5.3.0-7625-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Gnome 3.34.1 Distro: Pop!_OS 19.10
Machine: Type: Laptop System: System76 product: Darter Pro v: darp6 serial: <filter>
Mobo: System76 model: Darter Pro v: darp6 serial: <filter> UEFI: coreboot v: 2020-01-13_ecadc57 date: 01/13/2020
Battery: ID-1: BAT0 charge: 53.7 Wh condition: 53.7/53.2 Wh (101%)
CPU: Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-10210U bits: 64 type: MT MCP L2 cache: 6144 KiB
Speed: 900 MHz min/max: 400/4200 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 900 2: 900 3: 900 4: 900 5: 900 6: 900 7: 900 8: 900
Graphics: Device-1: Intel driver: i915 v: kernel
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.5 driver: i915 resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel UHD Graphics (Comet Lake 3x8 GT2) v: 4.5 Mesa 19.2.1
Audio: Device-1: Intel driver: snd_hda_intel
Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.3.0-7625-generic
Network: Device-1: Intel driver: iwlwifi
IF: wlp0s20f3 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet driver: r8169
IF: enp38s0f1 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives: Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 12.06 GiB (1.3%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WDS100T2B0B-00YS70 size: 931.51 GiB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 907.52 GiB used: 9.72 GiB (1.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-0
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 46.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info: Processes: 292 Uptime: 49m Memory: 15.51 GiB used: 1.75 GiB (11.3%) Shell: bash inxi: 3.0.36

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