[SOLVED] CUPS is dead... Help!

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Pangolin
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[SOLVED] CUPS is dead... Help!

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Hi.
LM 19 Cinnamon.
When I open the Printers manager I get the message "Printing service not available. Start the service on this computer or connect to another server" (see attached picture below).
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There is a "Start Service" button inside the window but it is not working.
If I click on the "Connect button" the system prompts as CUPS server: /run/cups/cups.sock (see attached picture below).
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Connecting to the Cups server fails and I get the message "CUPS Server error - There was an error during the CUPS operation: 'failed to connect to server' "
I tried the command

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systemctl start cups
without success.

I can't print anymore :cry:
Last edited by Pangolin on Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:54 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: CUPS is dead... Help!

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Looks like CUPS is corrupted. Are you running Timeshift and tried restoring back prior to a time when it worked?
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Re: CUPS is dead... Help!

Post by Pangolin »

Hey ClixTrix!
Thank you a lot :)
I had never used TimeShift before and it has just saved my day :D
Now CUPS has come back to life and everything seems to be working properly.
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