At almost each shutdown of my Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon 64-bit, I must wait ages at:

a stop job is running for make remote cups printers available locally

Some information I find most useful:

  1. I have one installed local USB printer unattached unless I need it.

  2. That said, I don't have an idea what the system is waiting for.

  3. The printer is HP, so HPLIP has been installed.

  4. I repeat, that at shutdown, the printer is never attached to the USB.

  5. But typically once a week I need to print on it.

  6. May I disable the cups-browsed service to solve this?

I mean:

sudo systemctl disable cups-browsed.service

And the printer would still work?


It turns out, that the printer functionality is not damaged by disabling the cups-browsed service:

sudo systemctl stop cups-browsed.service
sudo systemctl disable cups-browsed.service

So, no longer endless waiting for the computer to reboot :)

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