[K12OSN] cups hangs/fails

Burke Almquist balmquist at mindfirestudios.com
Fri Jun 18 16:42:00 UTC 2004

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Sounds like some other program is using the cups port, is cups running 
as both a daemon and part of xinetd?
I had this problem with vsftp once and that was the cause.

On Jun 18, 2004, at 11:34 AM, dahopkins at comcast.net wrote:

> Please help!  My system here has suddenly started showing a load 
> average of 3-4 even when no one is connected.  top shows lpstat 
> (several actually) using significant cpu cycles.   I can manually kill 
> the lpstat processes, but ... what damage does this do?  I am using 
> cups (it worked flawlessly all year till now), but
> /etc/init.d/cups stop  returns FAILED.  Also, a "cups start" returns
> ....
> I [18/Jun/2004:12:29:27 -0400] LoadPPDs: No new or changed PPDs...
> E [18/Jun/2004:12:29:28 -0400] StartListening: Unable to bind socket - 
> Address already in use.
> googling has revealed nothing.  I am at a complete loss.  Restarting 
> the system (I am a windows user) doesn't fix it.
> I need to get the printing working, but don't know why it broke.
> Sincerely,
> Dave Hopkins
> Newark Charter School
> Newark Delaware 19713
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