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Old 10-11-2009, 05:19 AM   #1
Ian Sinclair
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Phantom printer entry

I use a H-P 2600n color laser printer. The printer list shows two entries, one using CUPs (which works) and one at a location shown as ian-desktop which does not work. If I delete this non-working entry it will appear again a few days later, and I cannot find any way of getting rid of it permanently. There is nothing in the folder Ian/Desktop that is printer related and there is no folder called Ian-desktop. Baffling!
Old 10-11-2009, 07:20 AM   #2
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I don't know about the double entry problem, but ian-desktop is probably the default hostname provided during installation.
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Hi Ian first is your PC connected to the network, and how do you see two printers, is one printer local and the other on network, if so you may see the printer that is connected to the other computer and is shared.

If this is not the case ignore my post.
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I've had situations with cups in which there was a seemingly mysterious entry for the same printer in another entry. I'm not sure why cups does this sometimes. If it works I would just leave it alone.


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