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

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Sun Feb 21 14:59:25 UTC 2016

On Sun, Feb 21, 2016 at 02:25:31PM +0000, Chris Green wrote:
> 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? 
Not every application offers two printers!

Firefox offers me two printers.

LibreOffice offers me one printer (the right one)

AbiWord offers me one correct printer and an odd one called 'print'
which says it's rejecting jobs.

Evince (document viewer) offers the same as AbiWord.

Chris Green

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