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

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Mon Feb 22 13:42:08 UTC 2016

On Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 02:07:53PM +0100, Petter Adsen wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Feb 2016 12:43:49 +0000
> Chris Green <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
> > It's definitely the printer's presence on the network that's being
> > picked up, I have reconfigured the printer itself so the name it has
> > in its configuration is 'OKI do not use' and its location is also 'do
> > no use' and the phantom printer now appears with these parameters.
> > 
> > In Firefox it's:-
> > 
> >     OK do not use       do not use
> > 
> > ... and in AbiWord it's:-
> > 
> >     print               do not use      Rejecting Jobs
> > 
> > That 'Rejecting Jobs' is in the Status column in AbiWord, Firefox has
> > nothing in that column.
> > 
> > The above renaming of the printer is at least a workaround but it
> > would be nice if I could get them to go away completely!
> This is probably due to the printer sending out Bonjour broadcasts,
> maybe avahi on your system is picking them up or maybe the software
> itself. I really don't know how that works. You could try to stop avahi,
> or see if the printer has a setting to disable Bonjour/AirPrint.
> Or I might be waaaay off-track ;)
Well you got me searching the printer configuration, there was a
setting in the Network Configuration:-

    Auto Discovery:
        Windows         Disabled
        Macintosh       Enabled

I disabled the Macintosh auto discovery and my phantom printer has
disappeared!  :-)

Thanks for keeping with me!  

Chris Green

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