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Old 07-13-2004, 11:53 PM   #1
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CUPS messed up after hardware change

Hi all,

I was using Mandrake 10.0 when I had a motherboard failure. So I replaced my motherboard and when I started it prompted me to configure some new devices or something but otherwise it started up just fine.

Everything else seems to work properly but I canīt get my printer to print anything. I look under services and I find that CUPS is stopped. Clicking on Start has no effect. I try starting it from the command line and it says:

cups: started scheduler. [ OK ]

Yet I still canīt print anything and in the GUI it still says that the service is stopped.

Do I have to reinstall it or something to get the service running? Or should I just reinstall the whole OS?(What I would have done with Windows )

Thanks in advance.
Old 07-14-2004, 02:43 AM   #2
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i would definately try reinstalling cups first. reinstalling the os seems overkill to me unless you changed to a different mobo which you may need to reinstall the os. but if you changed to the exact same mobo, you shouldn't need to reinstall the os.
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Thanks for the advice megaspaz but reinstalling CUPS doesnīt seem to work. And it is a different mobo.


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