Printing with Canon Pixma iP1800 on Fedora Core 7

Todd Denniston Todd.Denniston at
Wed Jul 30 16:34:05 UTC 2008

Valentina M wrote, On 07/30/2008 11:53 AM:
> On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 3:11 PM, Kevin Martin <kevintm at> wrote:
>> Todd Denniston wrote:
>>> anything appearing in /var/log/cups/* when you attempt to print (as a
>>> normal user or as root)?
>>> And do you mean there is no /var/log/messages or that there are no new
>>> messages there when you try to print?
>>>  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
> 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]#

The other replies you got (from Antonio and Kevin) have good info on how to 
access that one file.

May I suggest getting a copy of:
Linux+ Study Guide, 3rd Edition (XKO-002)
by Roderick W. Smith (Author)
# Paperback: 592 pages
# Publisher: Sybex; 3 edition (February 9, 2005)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 078214389X
# ISBN-13: 978-0782143898

and read chapter 2.

Then read most of the rest of the book. The book covers just the basics of 
system administration on a Linux machine, and at the same time gets you ready 
to prove you are at that level, i.e., take the Linux+ exam.

Note: I consider some portions of this book out of date, due to Linux 
progressing in the last few years, but it still gives appropriate/useful basic 
admin advise.  Example: The book talks of the different ways hard drive 
partitions are presented (/dev/[hs]da[0-9]), but current kernels represent 
everything as scsi devices.

Other related books, such as those shown in the "Customers Who Bought This 
Item Also Bought" section of the amazon page, are probably just as good, but 
this is the only one I have had recent experience reading.

Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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