Debian CUPS help required

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I have connected a USB thermal receipt printer to a laptop running the latest version of Debian. I then tested the connection to this printer by logging in as root and issuing the following command "echo "Test" > /dev/usb/lp0" and the word "Test" printed successfully.

I then opened a browser and typed "localhost:631" and found CUPS 1.7.5 was installed by default. The thermal printer came with a Linux driver so I installed through the CUPS web interface but it seems I have a problem.

When I attempt to print anything to this printer, it does not print out the actual print job but instead a message saying this script requires root user access. I have this same message whether I am printing from an application such as gedit or trying to print a test page through the CUPS web interface.

Pretty sure it's a permissions issue but what confuses me is that I accessed the CUPS interface to add the printer under a standard (non root) user. Therefore as I added this printer with a standard use account, I can't understand why I can't print to it?

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    santiago,  Chile

    php, javascript, android, shell script, linux, debian, c++, smpp, kannel, joomla!,VPN, sysadmin, + 12 years experience

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    panchkula,  India

    I have more than 5 years working as a Linux systems administrator specializing in management for cPanel based servers in both virtual and dedicated environments. Stronger areas: Operating Systems: CentOS / Redhat/ ubuntu Control Panels: cPanel / Direct Admin / Database: MySQL Web Server: Apache, LAMP SSL installation Various Others: cPanel DNS Clusters, Any work including the followin…

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    Ankara,  Turkey

    I like solving problems and I see all problems as an opportunity to learn new things. I worked as a Unix/Linux system administrator for more than 8 years. I am proficient in Unix(AIX/Solaris)/Linux system installation, configuration, security management. I also have deep experince in web server, e-mail server, dns server, database server, ftp server, etc. installation, configuration and management. I developed projects using LAMP. I am proficient in shell scripting, developing web pages with PHP&MySql I do my best to finish a job on time and in a perfect manner.

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