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drBattery
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Ghost Printers in firefox

Post by drBattery » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:46 pm

Hello and let me say in advance thank you for anyone's time who reads this

I am having an issue with linux mint 19.1 with firefox and ghost printers. In firefox I am having a bunch of ghost printers popping up with the status of rejecting jobs. I found I had to turn off the print auto discover feature and now they no longer start auto appearing in the printer settings but in firefox they still show up. The odd thing is they don't show up anywhere else but in firefox. It is caching that data somewhere but can't seem to find it. Thank you again and i will attatch some screen shots. Thank you again.
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Re: Ghost Printers in firefox

Post by drBattery » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:48 pm

Well good news after days of searching I answered my own question. Here is the answer in case anyone comes across this.

• Edit the /etc/default/ avahi-daemon file:
• sudo gedit /etc/default/avahi-daemon
• Change the line: AVAHI_DAEMON_START = 1
• to: AVAHI_DAEMON_START = 0
• Reboot your system

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