altair4 wrote:Given the time differences between us I decided to look at my notes ( I keep notes on these sorts of things ) to see if this has ever happened to me before and it has. I got the same error:
Restarting Common Unix Printing System: cupsd cupsd: Child exited with status 1! [fail]
Now that could mean almost anything but in looking at /var/log/cups/error_log it listed the following error:
"/etc/cups/ssl/server.crt" is a bad symlink - No such file or directory
If you have this exact error I may have a solution:
Type sudo apt-get install --reinstall ssl-cert
Answer yes when it asks you if you want to continue then after the reinstall:
Type sudo service cups restart
See if that works. There is one other thing to try if you have the same "bad symlink" error with server.crt but it's a little more risky.
Thanks again for trying to help me out, but I got impatient to use my printer in Mint ( I had a document stored there) and so I backed up all my home directory to another partition, burned a clean copy of Mint 6.0 and reinstalled it on the same partition where it was before. Everything is working fine again now. I suspect it had something to do with using the remastersys created ISO disk I had used for the reinstall before. Anyway, I am saving this post in case I ever have this particular problem again, and I really do appreciate your interest, and response to an old guy (62) trying to learn, late in life, as much as he can about pc's in general, and Linux in particular. I have used as many as 15 different desktop distros in the last 8 months, and I like Mint the best for it's ease of transition from Windoze. I don't have windows on any of my pc's ( 4 ) any longer.
I am using a couple of distros that aren't quite as easy, just to try things out, and learn as much as I can. I don't think I will ever be a command line commando, but every little thing I learn makes me even more determined to be as effeceint as I can be, with my level of intelligence, and ability. Nice folks like yourself willing to help us ( the less experienced ) will go a long way in helping make Linux even more viable in the market place of those seeking to break free of the Gates death grip on computing. Well, I didn't intend to go into a long winded rant, but let me say once again, Thank You !!
Learning stops at death. Learn all you can, and use what you learn.