[CentOS] [CentOS7] cups, cups-browsed

Tue Oct 6 07:00:54 UTC 2020
Patrick Bégou <Patrick.Begou at legi.grenoble-inp.fr>


I have a strange problem on one laptop with cups in CentOS7, all updates

Sometime, the lpstat -t command returns "No destination host name
supplied by cups-browsed for printer" and asks if  cups-browsed is
running. Nonetheless cups-browsed is running and is configured.
Restarting  cups-browsed  does not help so the problem is not related to
cups-browsed . The solution is to manually restart cups service

But, the user has no root access on his laptop (it is not allowed in our
professional environment) so the only work-around would be a cron task.
But this is a work-around, not a solution to this problem.

Did someone encounter this behavior and found the solution ? Could it be
related to swiching from Wifi (at home) to wired network (at workplace)?

I have several laptops, all installed with the same kickstart file via
PXE boot and cups running fine. All are DELL computers except this one
which is a HP ZBook.