Help - Cups printer server won't start

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gerhardy
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Help - Cups printer server won't start

Post by gerhardy »

I'm running Linux Mint Xfce 18.1 an until today I had no problems printing. Now the cups server won't start.

Here is what I get when I type
$ sudo dpkg --configure -a
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Setting up cups-browsed (1.8.3-2ubuntu3.1) ...
Failed to start cups-browsed.service: Unit cups.service not found.
invoke-rc.d: initscript cups-browsed, action "start" failed.
● cups-browsed.service - Make remote CUPS printers available locally
Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/cups-browsed.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
Active: inactive (dead) since Tue 2017-03-28 14:24:52 EDT; 4min 33s ago
Main PID: 1021 (code=killed, signal=TERM)

Mar 28 14:06:03 gerry18fx-Inspiron-7720 systemd[1]: Started Make remote CUPS ...
Mar 28 14:24:52 gerry18fx-Inspiron-7720 systemd[1]: Stopping Make remote CUPS...
Mar 28 14:24:52 gerry18fx-Inspiron-7720 systemd[1]: Stopped Make remote CUPS ...
Hint: Some lines were ellipsized, use -l to show in full.
dpkg: error processing package cups-browsed (--configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 5
Errors were encountered while processing:
cups-browsed
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Any help will be greatly appreciated,
Thanks
Gerry
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CUPS issues: please see PRINTERS & FORUMS sub-forum

Post by pdc_2 »

Hi Gerry; sorry to hear of your problems: above this general part of the Hardware Forum, are several sub-forums;

one of the sub-forums is called PRINTERS & SCANNERS and you will find your problem has happened to others; and they have been posting about it in that sub-forum: there is a manual fix; where you install three packages that are needed; it has been reported as a bug; and hopefully a resolution will appear soon
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Re: Help - Cups printer server won't start

Post by gerhardy »

Thank you pdc_2.

Did as you suggested and downloading the deb files and installing them solved my problem.

Thanks again, very much appreciated

Gerry
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