CUPS Printer Support Not Working...

NoOp glgxg at
Fri Sep 25 23:55:58 UTC 2009

On 09/25/2009 04:28 AM, Joseph wrote:
> OK, I know I've gone through trying to figure out why my printer 
> wouldn't print, saying the CUPS thingy wasn't working, I now have 
> another issue.
> This morning, I needed to make a photocopy, so I did it on this 
> printer/scanner.  I put in my original, and I heard it scan...   then 
> out came what I wanted to print from the computer the other day, and 
> THEN my new scan/copy came out.
> What would cause the this machine to [apparently] lock up this way???  
> ....Then suddenly, when I choose to do something unrelated, it decides 
> to work...?  Why?

Ex-lax joke aside... I've experienced a similar problem in the past &
found that using:

$ sudo /etc/init.d/cups restart

generally clears the print cue. As to why it did it in the first place,
you might have a look in /var/log/cups/error.log and access.log.

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