When I boot elementary OS Freya, it freezes with the pulsating logo. Pressing "Esc", I see that the last line is * Starting cups-browsed - Bonjour remote printer browsing daemon [ OK ].

I have found this thread of the ubuntu forums, which describes the same problem (except that they run 13.04). However, when I try to mount the elementary partition with sudo mount /dev/mapper/nvidia_abcdefg1 /mnt it says that the folder nvidia_abcdefg1 does not exist.

I tried to mount the partition with the Files applications and then opening the folder with the terminal. After executing the commands and rebooting the computer, the problem persists.

The computer is Acer TravelMate P253-E and it has another Windows 7 partition.

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Boot into a live environment

Create a simple text file in /etc/init named cups-browsed.override. In this file just write one word i.e. manual.

Follow these steps to do the above:

gksudo gedit /etc/init/cups-browsed.override

Write manual in the first line and save.

On booting you wont have the problem caused by this remote printing service.

  • Ok, I'll try it when I get back the laptop (I'm helping a friend that is new to Linux). Will it work with sudo nano instead of gksudo gedit?
    – NeoMahler
    Commented Aug 29, 2016 at 11:07
  • Sure, It'll work good. All you need is a editor being run in a root mode. Commented Aug 30, 2016 at 14:46

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