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luxaeternam 09-15-2006 04:16 AM

can't remove a network printer with erroneous ip

I made a mistake when installing a network printer using the wrong IP address. I would like to either change the ip or uninstall the thing, but can't do it either through the gnome cups manager or through the browser cups interface, even as root.

I can't find any trace of it in the printer configuration file. Does anybody know where it might be lurking, and most of all, how to get rid of or alter the pesky thing ?

I'm a linux newbie, but not a new computer user, and not afraid of discovering how the system works.


w3bd3vil 09-15-2006 09:00 PM

which distro do you use? fedora, debian, suse etc.
if you use fedora type the command
you can just select and delete the printer.

luxaeternam 09-16-2006 01:59 AM

I'm on ubuntu (like many ex-windows users) and unfortunately bash doesn't accept the fedora command.
Thanks for your kind help anyway.


furypsu 10-11-2006 11:39 AM

I was having the same problem for a while and it was driving me crazy. I still can't figure out where the conf files for the printer were hidden but...

I installed the foomatic-gui package from the Ubuntu repositories, and ran foomatic-gui as superuser.

The bad printer showed up and I was able to simply hit delete. This seems to have gotten rid of it totally. Hope this helps!

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