Cups not running

NoOp glgxg at
Mon Aug 2 01:59:02 UTC 2010

On 08/01/2010 06:32 PM, squareyes wrote:
> Hi all,
> just tried to print running 10.04 updated via update manager,
> (was printing fine before update) Printers not showing , only option
> "print to file" . Cannot add a printer,  (system > administration > 
> printing) option is greyed out.
> Help tells me that cups sprint spooler is not running, to fix
> go to System > Administration > Services  and look for
> "cups service"  Minor problem, no "Services" in the System
> Administration menu.
> Any ideas on how I might get it working again would be
> extremely greatfull Thanks in advance
> Take Care
> Winton

What do you see for:

$ sudo service cups status

You shoud see:
$ sudo service cups status
Status of Common Unix Printing System: cupsd is running.

If not, try:

$ sudo service cups restart

You should see:
$ sudo service cups restart
 * Restarting Common Unix Printing System: cupsd
 [ OK ]

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