My printer no longer shows up in my Settings -> Devices GUI menu. Instead it says "Sorry! The system printing service doesn't seem to be available."
I tried searching the 'net for ideas and I ran these terminal commands with the following output:
john@john-max:~$ sudo service cups restart john@john-max:~$ systemctl status cups ● cups.service - CUPS Scheduler Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/cups.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled) Active: failed (Result: start-limit-hit) since Mon 2018-08-13 15:07:46 EDT; 14s ago Docs: man:cupsd(8) Process: 3314 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/cupsd -l (code=killed, signal=TERM) Main PID: 3314 (code=killed, signal=TERM) Aug 13 15:07:46 john-max systemd: cups.service: Service hold-off time over, scheduling restart. Aug 13 15:07:46 john-max systemd: cups.service: Scheduled restart job, restart counter is at 5. Aug 13 15:07:46 john-max systemd: Stopped CUPS Scheduler. Aug 13 15:07:46 john-max systemd: cups.service: Start request repeated too quickly. Aug 13 15:07:46 john-max systemd: cups.service: Failed with result 'start-limit-hit'. Aug 13 15:07:46 john-max systemd: Failed to start CUPS Scheduler. john@john-max:~$ sudo apt-get install cups Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done cups is already the newest version (2.2.7-1ubuntu2.1). 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
One thing which might matter: I recently opened Startup Applications and accidentally over-deleted some things there and don't know what they were. Maybe something for the printer service was in there?
I also tried re-installing my printer drivers for my printer but it just says already installed.
On Ubutnu Software as well as by running
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
I show my software as all up to date.
I'm fairly novice so if you tell me what to do, if possible, please give me the actual terminal command.