Recently, I get internal server errors with CUPS.

> sudo lpinfo -m
lpinfo: Internal Server Error

Here is my /etc/cups/cupsd.conf. I’m not even sure where to start. I tried commenting out suspicious lines, but to no success. How can I fix this?

I run CUPS 1.7.2-1 on debian wheezy/sid.

  • You should check the cups error_log file for more information. I don't have a Debian system, but on RHEL this is located at /var/log/cups/error_log – Bratchley Apr 21 '14 at 15:54

This error can occur when cups is not started by root.

sesu to root will not work; it must be the actual root account. You can either login as root and do service cups restart, or you can make sure cups is on in chkconfig (chkconfig cups on), and then reboot.

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