View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] No CUPS No CUPS oh where is my CUPS

December 1st, 2008, 03:25 AM
I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 8.10 and can't use printers (Stand alone USB) on it. The print setup is all grayed out Check services and there is no CUPS. What Up with the CUPS. Any ideas? Thanks

December 1st, 2008, 03:26 AM
what is the output of sudo /etc/init.d/cups status ?

December 1st, 2008, 03:37 AM
Status of Common Unix Printing System: cupsd is not running.

December 1st, 2008, 03:38 AM
sudo /etc/init.d/cups start

then try to print.(If you see an error at above command, post the output)

December 1st, 2008, 03:42 AM
* Starting Common Unix Printing System: cupsd cupsd: Child exited with status 1!

December 1st, 2008, 03:45 AM
sudo dpkg-reconfigure cups

post the output if possible (also after this command, give this : sudo /etc/init.d/cups start)

December 1st, 2008, 03:48 AM
I had problems with cups after updating to 8.10
Run a quick

$ sudo apt-get install cups

and then

$ sudo /etc/init.d/cups restart

Cupsd is non-existent in 8.10, just restart cups.

December 1st, 2008, 03:49 AM

It maybe this bug

December 1st, 2008, 05:39 PM
When I first installed Ubuntu 8.10 I configured it to the way I liked it and then remastered it. I used the remastered disk several times without any problems except the last time. It got hung up several time during the install and I think that was the problem. I loaded in the original live CD and everything works great. They say the third time is a charm and I guess they are correct as it is working now. I want to thank everyone for the assist.