cups — fixing cups printer problem: client-error-not-found 

Recently, my CUPS server crashed when I tried to print a pdf document. Strangely, the default printer, CUPS/printer, was replaced by CUPS/abort-job! Accessing GNOME printer configuration under Fedora Linux produced the following CUPS server error message.

There was an error during the CUPS operation: 'client-error-not-found'

Here is a screenshot of that error.

CUPS server error message

Fortunately, the solution to this problem was very simple. Restarting the CUPS server, using the following command, fixed the problem.

sudo /etc/init.d/cups restart

The CUPS server was stopped and then started again, as shown in the output below.

Stopping cups:                                [  OK  ]
Starting cups:                                [  OK  ]

The default printer was restored and everything started working again. If you are having more problems with CUPS, then this article might help: cups — fixing cups printer problem: lpd failed.

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2 Responses to “cups — fixing cups printer problem: client-error-not-found

  1. shejee Says:

    I am facing the same message while installing printer using samba share with client username and password.
    pls help….

  2. zaki Says:

    update cups package file

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