cups not working

Linda haniganwork at
Wed Apr 22 04:20:01 UTC 2009

Al Black wrote:
> Hi everyone.
> It seems seems that cups isn't working on my installation.  I'm running
> intrepid 8.10 on an AMD 64 with Gnome on my desktop.  
> According to synaptic cups and all the proper libraries are installed,
> but when try to fire up http://localhost:631 I page load error.  When I
> look at the services that are running, cups is not even listed.  ps -aux
> from term also shows that its not running.
> Does anybody have some suggestions on what may be go on, or some ideas
> on how diagnose and/or solve the problem?
> Thanks in advance,
> al
have you tried

/etc/init.d/cupsys start

That should let you start cups manually


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