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Old 10-28-2009, 10:21 AM   #1
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CUPS, and CUPS-PDF error when restarting, or starting process

hello LQ'ers,

im using Ubuntu 9.04 i686, im having problems with my CUPS system, it gives me this error:

Setting up cups (1.3.9-17ubuntu3.2) ...
 * Reloading AppArmor profiles ...                                                 [ OK ] 
 * Starting Common Unix Printing System: cupsd                                            cupsd: Child exited with status 1!

Selecting previously deselected package cups-pdf.
(Reading database ... 188227 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking cups-pdf (from .../cups-pdf_2.5.0-1ubuntu1_i386.deb) ...
Setting up cups-pdf (2.5.0-1ubuntu1) ...
 * Starting Common Unix Printing System: cupsd                                            cupsd: Child exited with status 1!

im not sure exactly what it means, but this is what i get when i look at /var/log/syslog:

Oct 28 15:12:57 minion cupsd: Unable to read configuration file '/etc/cups/cupsd.conf' - exiting!
any one got any ideas? all the how toos say just install cups, cups-pdf, and it'll work like magic, but one that i found said i had to edit /etc/cups/cupsd.conf, and edit a setting called RunAsUser, and that option wasnt in the config file.

thats all i know so far about my perdiciment, if anyone has any directions to point me, point away.



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