How to delete a printer definition

Bob ubuntu-qygzanxc at listemail.net
Mon Jun 6 04:59:53 UTC 2016


** Reply to message from Nils Kassube <kassube at gmx.net> on Sun, 05 Jun 2016
11:09:54 +0200

> Bob wrote:
> > ** Reply to message from Nils Kassube <kassube at gmx.net> on Sat, 04 Jun
> > 2016 21:55:42 +0200
> > > Bob wrote:
> > > > I did look at the "printer" page but could not find the delete
> > > > option.> > 
> > > >  Since you gave such good instructions I went back to try again.
> > > > 
> > > > When I clicked on the printer name I got the same thing I had
> > > > before
> > > > and that was an error message.
> > > 
> > > That seems a bit strange to me. Maybe my instructions were not that
> > > good after all, so I installed a remote printer on a 16.04 machine
> > > (I don't have 15.10 anywhere). Then I connected to that machine via
> > > ssh and opened the page in firefox like explained above. Funnily
> > > the dialog on that machine was in English for whatever reason. Then
> > > I made a screenshot of the point where you can delete the printer.
> > > I have attached the picture.
> > 
> > You picture is what I was looking at.  I think we are not talking
> > about the very same thing.
> 
> Yes, you're right. Obviously I didn't read your previous mail carefully 
> enough - sorry. I missed that you already got the error message when you 
> clicked on the printer name.
> 
> > Let me try to describe it this way.  The Jupiter computer has two
> > printers defined as local to Jupiter (physically plugged into the
> > Jupiter computer) and other computers use those printers to print. 
> > The other computers (various operating systems) have a printer
> > defined that points to the Jupiter computer printer definitions.  I
> > want to delete those printer definitions on the Saturn computer that
> > point to the Jupiter computer printer definitions (this is what I am
> > having a problem doing).
> 
> Well, I had that scenario in mind (more or less) and that's why I made 
> the remote printer entry. So to find out what went wrong, I made a 
> similar entry on the 16.04 laptop again. On the printers page I can 
> click on the names and I always get the detailed page for the individual 
> printer, no matter if it is a local or remote entry. Therefore I can't 
> tell you, how to proceed from the "normal" CUPS interface. Maybe you 
> could remove the section for the unwanted printer in the file 
> "/etc/cups/printers.conf".

I will edit the printers,conf file.  I will not be able to do this for a few
days but will post the results.

-- 
Robert Blair


The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.  -- Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)



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