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

Petter Adsen petter at synth.no
Sun Feb 21 15:50:00 UTC 2016

On Sun, 21 Feb 2016 14:25:31 +0000
Chris Green <cl at isbd.net> 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.

No printers in CUPS where? The web ui?

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

What's the output of 'lpstat -v'?


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