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Old 08-18-2004, 08:16 AM   #1
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cups Error "CUPS daemon has died"

OK. I ma confused. I have been looking over the Threads on CUPS problems and have not seen on like this. I have been using SUSE 9.1 for a few months. No problems with the printing. HP deskjet630C. All of a sudden the other day my printer disappeared from the printer list. I went back and set it back up using YAST and as I got to the test the error "CUPS daemon died" please check that CUPS is installed properly or Printer turned on". The printer is on, CUPS is installed correctly (according to YAST). I do not see any prcesses hangin using TOP or ps -A | grep cups. The printer si showing up in the hardware dtection but I can not get it to accept the test. CUPS keeps crashing. Have looked at Suse FAQ on CUPS and they do not list a problem with this, or like this. Any suggestions????? I am Perplexed????? Need to print documents...... Thanks for all or any help

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Have had the same problems. Lots of suggestions to fix it, fool around in the shell, etc. Nothing worked.

So do this: Go into Yast and do a search for CUPS. It will list all the installed CUPS stuff. Mark for DELETION all the CUPS stuff listed. Click Finish. Ignore dependency conflicts.

Then, do the search again, for CUPS and this time check all the boxes to install everything back. (You'll need the install CD).

It should work. You'll have to set your printer up again.

LMK if it works.
Old 08-21-2004, 03:43 PM   #3
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That's what I ended up having to do. This is never been a problem in 8.2 or 8.0. Just a weird event. Can't even say when or what caused the problem since I have not downloaded anything in a while. Thanks for the input. Have a great week.



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