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

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Mon Feb 22 09:27:10 UTC 2016

On Sun, Feb 21, 2016 at 04:50:00PM +0100, Petter Adsen wrote:
> 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?
It's offered as a printer in the menu File->Print in Firefox.

> > Where is this phantom printer coming from and how can I get rid of
> > it? 
> What's the output of 'lpstat -v'?
ris$ lpstat -v
device for MC342: dnssd://OKI-MC342-AE529C._pdl-datastream._tcp.local/

What I get offered in the Firefox Print option is two printers:-


The second one is the one that doesn't actually work.  

In AbiWord I get offered:-


Chris Green

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