Ubuntu :: 'Cups Server Error' After Fresh Insall Of Karmic

Jan 30, 2010

When I try to configure a printer, I get the message "CUPS SERVER ERROR"- The CUPS scheduler is not running-my printer a (LEXMARK all in one X2600)and worked fine since ubuntu 8.04..But now it doesnt work.Lexmark even provide a linux driver.

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Feb 24, 2011

cups does not start with the server. When I try to start from the terminal I get the error message

cupsd: Unable to read configuration file '/etc/cups/cupsd.conf' - exiting!
cupsd: Child exited with status 1!

The log files show nothing. cupsd.conf exists. It is user - root and group - root with permissions set at 0644.

My interpretation of this is that the program is not launching from either boot or terminal for a fundamental reason. I do not quite see what that reason is .

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Feb 4, 2010

I have an ubuntu server with a printer plugged to it through USB. I used to set the server ip on the Printing panel to print remotelly to it, but it doesn't work anymore since I upgraded to karmic. I can see the printer in the printer panel, and I can even print a test page through the panel, but I can't print from any other application. When I come to the printing screen, the printer has the message retrieving information from printer and I can't print. I guess the cups server is working well as I can print the test page, and I used to print with hardy, looks like if the changes made in the printing panel don't have any effect on the system.

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Jun 14, 2010

I am trying to setup an HPC4400 printer attached to a Windows XP box on a Fedora-11 box with the latest updates and am getting the error " Cups server error Client-error-not-possible ". Using the Cups GUI on the fedora-11 box I can find the printer, I get verify that the shared printer exists but still get the message when I try to install it.

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May 13, 2010

I hooked up an Hp deskjet portable to ubuntu and keep getting the above error when I finish installing the printer! How do I get by this? 10.04 LTS It's hooked up to LPT-1 port!

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May 14, 2011

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results in


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May 6, 2010

I get this error ALL THE TIME after a reboot if I try to print. Going to the printing applet to add the printer does no good because Lucid is not connected to the CUPS server. I found that the work-around below fixes the issue for the current session.

sudo aa-complain cupsd
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Feb 24, 2010

I have a printer configured on my Ubuntu server using CUPS amd made it available to the local network. The printer is recognized on my other Ubuntu machine without any problems.
But on my Suse laptop, the printer is not recognized. Using the YaST printer Configuations, I choose the option "Recieve Printer Information from Remote CUPS servers. But no printer is found.But... when I choose Do All Yout Printing Directly via One Remote CUPS server and enter the correct IP address (, the printer is found andI am sure the printer info is broadcasted because it shows up on my second Ubuntu PC. But why is it not recognized by default on my Suse machine

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Jun 17, 2009

I'm trying to install and configure a printer (networked Brother HL4040CN), but I'm getting an error dialog when I click on "New" in the printer configuration GUI.

Action 1) Click on "New"
Response 1) a) "Authentication (fetching device list)" dialog box, request password for root.
Response 1) b) "Returning HTTP Forbidden for CUPS-Get-Devices (no URI) from localhost" appended to /var/log/cups/error_log
A2) Type root password and press enter in "Authentication" dialog box
R2) a) "CUPS server error" box, "There was an error during the CUPS operation: 'server-error-internal-error'.
R2) b) /var/log/cups/error_log:

E [17/Jun/2009:08:14:12 -0400] Unable to execute /usr/lib/cups/daemon/cups-deviced: insecure file permissions (0100777)
E [17/Jun/2009:08:14:12 -0400] Returning IPP server-error-internal-error for CUPS-Get-Devices (no URI) from localhost
A3) Click "OK" button in "CUPS server error" box
R3) a) "New Printer" dialog box opens
R3) b) /var/log/cups/error_log:

E [17/Jun/2009:08:17:10 -0400] Unable to execute /usr/lib/cups/daemon/cups-driverd: insecure file permissions (0100777)
E [17/Jun/2009:08:17:10 -0400] Returning IPP server-error-internal-error for CUPS-Get-PPDs (no URI) from localhost
A4) Enter "lpr://" and click "Find" button under "Seelct Device->Network Printer->Find Network Printer"
R5) "No printer found at that address."

Any ideas? I have installed the RPMs from Brother's web site for both LPR and CUPS-wrapper

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Jan 13, 2010

I have had a new install of Karmic from CD and have done all updates and added a few applications like VLC and a few others. I have several different media players, Totem, VLC, Xine, and gxine. I started out thinking Totem might be enough, but added VLC as it can handle just about anything, and then the other just to see of any thing happened.

I have installed all restricted and unrestricted packages from the Medibuntu depositories I can find. Still my laptop will not read any kind of DVD. I am region 2, but have tried both bought region 1 and region 2 DVDs. I had this problem last time I installed Ubuntu, but after installations of a few applications and messing about it suddenly worked. I really didn't know why or what suddenly was working.

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Feb 5, 2010

Am running karmic on a P2-350 Mhz with 256 Mb RAM. Yes, I know this is an old computer, but it has been very good, performance wise, since versions earlier than 8.x I think.

But now, after a fresh install of karmic, it is very slow at everything. Checked system monitor and CPU is constantly running at between 95% and 100%

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Feb 17, 2010

I just installed karmic on my media server. With Jaunty, everything worked fine. I tried an upgrade, and go no sound. After poking around in the forms and trying some solutions still no sound.

So I decided to try a fresh install, again, no sound. I have cheched the obvious, mixer volumes, mute, output device, etc. But I can't seem to get it to work. I poked around in the forms and I've tried many of the solutions, but still no luck.

Here is my lspci output for my sound device...

00:07.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP72XE/MCP72P/MCP78U/MCP78S High Definition Audio (rev a1)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 8345
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 20
Memory at fcf78000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]


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Jan 25, 2010

I have a working system running Jaunty. For various reasons I want to move to Karmic, but I don't want to use the "upgrade" feature in the software update manager. I need to swap some hard drives around, so I want to do a fresh installation. My question is, what is the easiest way to "migrate" a user to a fresh installation? On a Mac you can simply run the migration tool and it moves everything into place with relative ease, whether from a backup drive or from one computer to another. Is there any analogous program in Ubuntu? Or is it just so simple that such a program is unnecessary?

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Dec 28, 2010

I have been able (with some hair pulling and gnashing of teeth) to print from outside the LAN to the printer connected via USB to the desktop computer at home, until the last upgrade. The laptop will forst say the printer may not be connected, but eventually (usually) after a while says the job was sent to the printer. The log files on the desktop - serving as the printer server have an error message in cups/error_log that I am not familiar with, and don't believe I have seen before. I am sure if I could decipher that error and figure out how to change the behavior to get rid of it, it would once again work. Printing from within the LAN is a no-brainer as it has been for the last several releases. The error that I get when trying to print outside the LAN (via the internet) is:

cupsdAcceptClient: 12 from <WAN IP>:631 (IPv4) Unable to encrypt connection from <WAN IP> - GnuTLS internal error. I am missing something as far as authentication from the laptop to the desktop. how to fix it.

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Feb 4, 2010

After trialling ubuntu on my home comp, and getting brilliant results, i've now migrated my work computer too. Now, i can't connect to the internet or office network. I'm on a small office wired network. When i was on XP all the settings were on 'utomatic' - didn't need to input an IP, DNS, subnet etc. Now i Can't even ping the router.I've browsed around various other threads and can't find a working solution. I've tried inputting various settings in ubuntu connection settings, but still cannot get it working. (was hoping it would be automatic, as it was on my home comp).

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Jul 25, 2014

I am currently trying out Debian in VMware Player and I installed it using the following method.

Image Used: Debian-7.6.0-amd64-netinst

In the check list where it lets you select Debian Desktop, Print Server, and System Utilities I think it was? I deselected everything.

After Debian installed and rebooted I logged in, elevated myself to su, and entered the following commands.

apt-get update
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and I get the error '$DISPLAY is not set or cannot connect to the X server.'

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Jan 21, 2010

installed lenny and am trying to install brother dcp7010 again:

1) i can't start CUPS server with /etc/init.d/cups restart "file not found", there is a cups@ link in /etc/init.d.

2) when i install dcp7010 cupswrapper

dpkg -i cupswrapperDCP7010-2.0.1-2.i386.de
it ends with
" lpinfo: Verbindung zum Server nicht m�glich: Verbindungsaufbau abgelehnt
lpadmin: Verbindung zum Server nicht m�glich: Verbindungsaufbau abgelehnt"
(connection to server not possible, refused)

3)[URL] doesn't work.

4)foomatic-gui can't find the installed dcp7010 lpr-driver

brdcp7010lpr-2.0.1-1.i386.deb, (a couple of days ago it did)

This is frustrating because it worked in etch and worked for awhile in lenny. The dcp7010-scanner does work.

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Apr 10, 2010

I've installed wine on my laptop and it runs fine. Although it seems something happened while installing it (via apt-get install), because everytime I use apt-get untill then I get the following in my terminal:


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Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.

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May 30, 2011

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Login as root and then select all the commands (copy) and paste it in the terminal. Please note that there should be a blank line at the end of the select to ensure that the last command also gets executed. Then go to the OO---- folder and run ./setup again. It will work...I spent about 3 hours coming up with this solution. I was searching and searching for re-installation and with some tips from the other posts on various sites I came up with this solution. The packages that had to be deleted were found with the rpm -qa openoffice* and rpm -qa ooo* commands.


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Nov 29, 2010

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Jan 29, 2010

I've been switching out computers to the Ubuntu distro and so far it's been very successful until this recent snag! As I am trying to have a printer plugged in through USB on one computer and shared on the other! I have the USB on the second computer and it found the printer just fine, no problems and nothing else I had to install! I then went to the first computer and tried to add the printer through the CUPS website using all the proper addresses and queue names and I receive CUPS "client-error-not-possible". I have read other threads on this very same problem but to be honest they just make no sense whatsoever to me! I was thinking of just giving up and using a print server but I know that I will run into the same snag as even then I still need CUPS.

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Jul 8, 2011

I am running Fedora 15 and want to add a network printer (Brother HL 2040) on a Win pc reunning XP pro. Fedora finds the network printer, shows that is shares, but when I try to finish I get the above message. I have emptied the spool file of the test page I tried earlier and nothing but the tmp file remains. Anyone have any suggestions?

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Feb 17, 2011

I have Ubuntu LTS 10.04.2 x86-64 running with default Cups installed. Now I am trying to print on a Canon iRC1021i network printer using a x64 PPD file. Trying to print a test page delivers a "server-error-internal-error".

After this I ran the debugging mode which delivered the troubleshooting.zip file.

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Feb 26, 2010

I know this is listed somewhere but I cannot seem to find it -

How to I add a root users to access the interface for CUPS?

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Aug 19, 2010

Since there are no new ghostscript in repo for suse 10.2, I went to compile it from sources But, when making I got errors ups/gdevcups.c:4743: error: gx_device_cups has no member named header


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Mar 2, 2011

I noticed that on my server, I keep getting the same error flooding my logs:


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Feb 27, 2011

Running: Ubuntu 10.10

I'm in a bind and I don't know how to get what I want. Nmap shows ipp running cups on port 631. Great, simple enough I uninstall cups, along with its dependencies. A new portscan reveals that the port is closed SUCCESS, but... Ubuntu Update Manager nags me @ every restart about the "important security" updates. I can't lock the version of cups in Synaptic, because cups is not installed! So you see I'm in a bind. If I have cups installed I have an open port, and if I uninstall cups the update manager nags me. What do I do? I've tried:

- stopping the cups service and issuing the chkconfig cups off command... (doesn't close the port)
- uninstalling cups... (update manager nags)
- fuser -k 631/tcp (great, but @ reboot the port is still open)
Please teach me how to close this port / stop this service / tell update manager to shove cups.....

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Mar 22, 2011

I've been trying to figure this out for longer than I care to admit. We upgraded our print server (sysadmin) to 64 bit lucid and that moved our cups server from 1.3.7 to 1.4.3. We have a remote server that is still 1.3.7 (printhost1) but version difference doesn't seem to be relevant to the problem.

If I'm on console on sysadmin and do an lpr to a printer on printhost1, everything is copacetic. However, If I'm on a host that specifies "ServerName sysadmin" in its "/etc/cups/client.conf" access_log on sysadmin shows: - - [22/Mar/2011:11:11:40 -0500] "POST /printers/103_hp4250 HTTP/1.1" 200 306 Create-Job client-error-not-authorized

and error_log shows:
E [22/Mar/2011:11:11:40 -0500] Returning IPP client-error-not-authorized for Create-Job (ipp://localhost:631/printers/103_hp4250) from

We've been using this method of sharing printers between locations for years and years so it not working now is a surprise.

cupsd.conf on sysadmin looks like this and is as open as I can imagine:

ServerName sysadmin
ServerAlias *
ServerAdmin webmaster
FileDevice Yes
SystemGroup staff
LogLevel info

Additional symptoms are that only printers locally defined on sysadmin show up when the client uses System>Administration>Printing in gnome. Same thing when you browse printers in windows on our samba domain controller that backends on CUPS.

I just know that it's something simple that's going to make me facepalm but I'm at a loss.

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Mar 14, 2011

I'm trying to set up a cups print server on 10.10 server. When I run

sudo apt-get install cupsys

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E: Unable to locate package cupsys

I can find and install all kinds of other stuff and this is a fresh install.

Here's my /etc/apt/sources.list

#deb cdrom:[Ubuntu-Server 10.10 _Maverick Meerkat_ - Release i386 (20101007)]/ maverick main restricted
# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
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