In the process of trying to get a new canon printer on my network, I managed to bork all of my printing abilities, including the ability to print from my old printer using USB. I believe that the easiest thing to do at this point would be to reinstall CUPS and reset all the cups-related user config files to default.
If I delete the cups folder in the root/etc directory, then reinstall cups, would those files get recreated with the defaults so I could start fresh? Is there a better way?
I am not quite a newbie to linux, but clearly I know just enough to get myself in trouble.
(In case you need to know, I am unable to get to cups using the localhost option, and any attempt to reach the printers using the GUI results in a “print service unavailable, bad file descripter” message.
the system log shows it reaches the printer, then a bunch of attempts to get CUPs started, ending in failure.
example: 9/7/20 9:21 AM systemd org.cups.cupsd.service: Failed with result ‘protocol’.)
Also I am using KDE with the latest update.
Thanks for your help in advance!