[K12OSN] *CUPS Printing Error*

Mike Ely mely at rogueriver.k12.or.us
Sun Dec 4 04:37:08 UTC 2005

Paul VanGundy wrote:
> All,
> I am receiving an error on one of our Ubuntu 5.10 boxes. When a user
> goes to System>Administration>Printing the following error occurs:
> The CUPS server could not be contacted.
> Upon receiving this error I executed the following command:
> sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys restart
> It said that restarting cupsd was successful but when the user returned
> to the Printing menu the same error popped up. I restarted the computer
> and the error remains. Any ideas as to what could be the problem and how
> to fix it? Thanks in advance!
> -Paul


Did you check the contents of /var/log/cups/error_log on both sides of
the connection?  I've often found that the issue is something relatively
simple like an outdated hosts entry, and such things are made very clear
in the logfiles.

Good hunting,

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