[STICKY] All Canon printer drivers

Re: [STICKY] All Canon printer drivers

Postby Wolfman » Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:34 am

Hi Dave,

you need to install the Users & Groups thing (see link above) so you can check out why you aren't getting root privileges!.

Your root password never shows in the terminal when typing it!.

I will look at it more later as I have to go now.


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Re: [STICKY] All Canon printer drivers

Postby Wolfman » Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:00 pm

Hi Dave,

try adding a guest account and see if that works for you, you would need to log in on that account!, you can use the same password as your normal root password, it won't hurt!.

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Re: [STICKY] All Canon printer drivers

Postby Wireaddict » Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:23 pm

Hi again, in a word: SUCCESS! [putting it mildly]. I created another user account [standard/non-administrator type but I still couldn't use sudo with my original user account [entitled "dave"]. Then I created another account, this time with administrator privileges & the terminal worked as it should but still wouldn't accept any sudo instructions when using my original "dave" account. Next, I deleted my 'dave' account & recreated it as 'dave' again but I wasn't allowed to use my original password which was just a single digit. It wouldn't accept a password that short so I made a longer/better one then tried entering this in the terminal: "sudo apt-get install alien" & it asked me for my password this time which it never would do before. After entering the password it installed 'alien' with no problem. After this I removed the temporary adm. account I mentioned earlier [in the second sentence] & the terminal still asked for & accepted my password so this problem appears solved. [That's why I considered putting this issue in a new thread; that way you could mark it as solved]. Possibly the problem was caused by the original, short single-digit password even though Zorin accepted it at installation. Anyway, thanks so much for your patience & help! Hopefully I'll be able to get the printer/scanner & monitor all working properly without bothering you so much. Regards.

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Re: [STICKY] All Canon printer drivers

Postby Wolfman » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:05 pm

Hi Dave,

good to hear, for future reference, the normal minimum password length is 6 characters!.

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Re: [STICKY] All Canon printer drivers

Postby Swarfendor437 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:10 pm

And password security should not contain words but letters and digits - 10 used to be a secure length - currently 13 I believe! ;)
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