How to start CUPS?

Joe Talbott josepht at
Thu Sep 9 10:20:41 PDT 2010

On Thu, Sep 09, 2010 at 12:22:08PM -0400, Pierre Abbat wrote:
> I have CUPS running on dogla (DFly box) and set the CUPS on chausie (Ubuntu 
> box) to share the printer. It shows up on dogla's printer list on port 631. I 
> tried to print to it from the command line; lp is not the CUPS lp but 
> something else:
> -bash-3.2$ man -t cp|lp -d hp
> lpr: Unable to connect to /var/run/printer: No such file or directory
> lpr: Check to see if the master 'lpd' process is running.
> jobs queued, but cannot start daemon.
> How do I set lp and lpq to be the ones that come with CUPS?

I renamed lpr, lpq, etc. in the base to lpr.bak, etc.


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