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I am not a Linux expert but this:

Message from syslogd@server1 at Sep  9 23:31:35 ...
 cupsd: Unable to read "/etc/cups/cupsd.conf" due to errors.

seems to be quite clearly phrased, no?

If there are not non-printable characters in the file (as Corona688 suggested) and there are no privilege problems (post an output of ls -l /etc/cups/cupsd.conf if unsure) I suppose the file is syntactically wrong (i.e. it has content that makes no sense to CUPS).

Try commenting out everything, then try to stop/start the service again. If it works uncomment one part of the file and stop/start again. Repeat this until you have found the part which prevents CUPS from starting.

I hope this helps.

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Can anybody see any non printing characters?

If so, where are they?

---------- Post updated at 07:04 PM ---------- Previous update was at 06:59 PM ----------

Bakunin -

Sorry, I did not see your reply.


root@server1:/home/server1#  ls -l /etc/cups/cupsd.conf
-rw-r----- 1 root lp 6737 Sep 10 00:25 /etc/cups/cupsd.conf


---------- Post updated at 08:11 PM ---------- Previous update was at 07:04 PM ----------

I have commented out ALL the lines. This is what I get from attempting to run CUPS

This site can’t be reached
localhost refused to connect.

I think it is a permission error. Whast is wrong here -

root@server1:/home/server1#  ls -l /etc/cups/cupsd.conf
-rw-r----- 1 root lp 6895 Sep 19 20:04 /etc/cups/cupsd.conf

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