CUPS needs manual restart on computer reboot

Seth seth at
Tue Jan 15 20:45:20 PST 2008

Hello CUPS forums,
I have a problem with cups on my ubuntu machine that seems quite persistent.  When ever I restart my machine cups is off-line/busy until I manually restart it using "/etc/init.d/cupsys restart".  This would normally be fine (sort of), except that my computer hosts the network printer, and therefore if I'm not around to restart cups nobody gets to print!

I have posted the log file and some screen shots of my issues in the ubuntu forums, but haven't gotten any replies there yet.  The post can be found at


Any help would be great!

Also, a question that will likely show just what a linux greeny I am: what is the difference between ".../cupsys restart" and ".../cupsys reload"?


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