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How to make 'cups' a daemon process?

Link to this post 21 Jan 10

I am having a problem with making 'cups' a startup service.

I attatched an HP1160 to my Ubuntu box and shared it with other PCs in the same subnet. It worked fine. But later on, I find that I have to start manually the '/etc/init.d/cups' service script every time I reboot the system.

My first reaction was to add 'cups' to '/etc/init.d/' but it was already there! And there are symbolic links named 'S50cups' under /etc/rc[2-5].d.

Does anyone know how to fix this?

Link to this post 21 Jan 10

With my past experience using System V based distros adding the service to the/etc/init.d/rc[#].d directories and making it executable is all that it took to make it startup on boot.

What distro are you using?

Link to this post 22 Jan 10

Thank you for your reply!

I am using Ubuntu 9.10. I expected it to work. But strangely it did not. Karmic Koala is shipped with a GUI tool named 'system-config-printer'. However, it was not until I installed 'cupsd' manually that the GUI configuration tool detected the printer.

Does this imply anything?

Link to this post 22 Jan 10

I believe that I remember a place in System -> Administration -> Services that is a gui to set services to auto-load on boot, turn them on or turn them off. I will confirm when I get home.

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