[xubuntu-users] Two printers available in programs but only one is installed

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Sun Feb 21 14:25:31 UTC 2016

I have an OKI MC342 printer which I have installed in the normal way,
it appears as expected in CUPS and works OK.

However if I select Print in any program I see *two* printers, one is
the one I have installed and the other seems to be a sort of phantom
printer.  It looks similar to the MC342 I have installed but has
limited options and doesn't actually work.  If you print to it
absolutely nothing happens.

On a system where I hadn't installed the printer the phantom version
of the MC342 appears too, no printers in CUPS, one printer available
in programs.  Similarly printing to this printer does nothing at all.

Where is this phantom printer coming from and how can I get rid of it? 

Chris Green

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