Printing with Canon Pixma iP1800 on Fedora Core 7

Kevin Martin kevintm at
Wed Jul 30 16:01:44 UTC 2008

>     And if there is a /var/log/messages file and you can't access it
>     as root then you've got another problem that may be more serious
>     and/or may be related as that would indicate that root might not
>     be root.
>     Kevin
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> it appears like this:
> [root at localhost mario]# /var/log/
> audit/          gdm/            prelink/        vdr/
> BackupPC/       httpd/          samba/         
> bittorrent/     mail/           setroubleshoot/
> cups/           ppp/            vbox/          
> [root at localhost mario]# /var/log/messages
> bash: /var/log/messages: Access Denied          --------- translated 
> in english
> [root at localhost mario]#
/var/log/messages is a text file that you will need to "cat" or "grep" 
for information.  Something like "grep -i usb /var/log/messages" and/or 
"grep -i lp /var/log/messages" as root might turn up some more information.

How did you get that list of directories?  I don't see that you actually 
ran a command to do so.


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