[Bug 74466] Re: Multiples of the same printer show when adding a printer

Till Kamppeter till.kamppeter at gmail.com
Tue Dec 5 09:25:28 UTC 2006

Sorry, forhrt about my last comment, I didn't see that you were still in
the printer auto-detection step. Here you see the printer twice as it is
once directly detected by CUPS through its "usb" backend and once via
HPLIP via the "hp" CUPS backend.

If you run "lpinfo -v" or use the CUPS web interface
(http://localhost:631/admin/) you will also see two entries for your

In the CUPS web interface you can clearly distinguish the two entries,
all printer setup tools should do so, as it can always happen that more
than one CUPS backend can be suitable for one and the same printer.

gnome-cups-manager is not maintained any more and will be replaced by
printerdrake. printerdrake suppresses the non-HPLIP entry. See also


** Changed in: foomatic-db (Ubuntu)
Sourcepackagename: foomatic-db => gnome-cups-manager
       Status: Needs Info => In Progress

Multiples of the same printer show when adding a printer

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