cups.service start operation timed out in Fedora 22

Applications on my Fedora 22 system kept stalling when I attempted to print. My system journal was full of these log messages: systemd[1]: cups.service start operation timed out. Terminating. systemd[1]: Failed to start CUPS Scheduler. systemd[1]: Unit cups.service entered failed state. systemd[1]: cups.service failed. audit[1]: <audit-1130> pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 subj=system_u:system_r:init_t:s0 msg='unit=cups comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=failed' If I tried to run systemctl start cups, the command would hang for quite a while and then fail....

2015-06-09 · 1 min · Major Hayden

Xerox ColorQube 9302 and Linux

I do a bunch of Linux-related tasks daily. Some are difficult and others are easy. Printing has always been my nemesis. Some printers offer up highly standardized methods for printing. For example, many HP printers simply work with JetDirect and PCL 5. However, the quirkier ones that require plenty of transformations before paper starts rolling can be tricky. We have some Xerox ColorQube printers at the office and they require some proprietary software to get them printing under Linux....

2015-03-16 · 2 min · Major Hayden