cups, an annoying problem

Mark mhullrich at
Sat Oct 30 16:18:32 UTC 2010

On Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 4:07 AM, Joep L. Blom <jlblom at> wrote:
> I have an annoying problem in cups.
> In an former install I had a few printers connected to a server called
> I installed a new OS etc. and changed the name to
> Annoyingly now cups still sees the old printers
> (printer1 at although it doesn't exist anymore.
> When I want to remove it with cups I get a java error, When I remove it
> with 'lpadmin -x printername' it seems to be removed but it isn't.
> The same printers on course with a different
> name) are correctly seen by cups and work OK. It is however, annoying
> when you want to print and choose the wrong name.
> I googled but all solutions presented didn't work.
> I hope somebody has a suggestion.

Have you tried system-config-printers (aka System->Administration->Printing)?


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