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Re: stranges choices of printers

On Wed 09 Oct 2019 at 16:44:15 -0000, Dan Purgert wrote:

> Pierre Frenkiel wrote:
> > On Wed, 9 Oct 2019, Klaus Singvogel wrote:
> >
> >> My explanation:
> >> The "...-M231" is the only working printer on your Linux system.
> >    yes, as laserjet  (I have also envy, which gives no problem)
> >
> >> Okkular has stored somewhere the "...sdn_BDD3AA_" printer in your
> >> environment, e.g. $HOME/.lp*  or .config/kde/<something>
> >    I found BDD3A nowhere , neither in okular setting nor in evince.
> >    grep -ar BDD  in /etc and /var gave nothing
> >    God knows where okular find it
> >>
> >> Have you ever printed before with okkular to the "...sdn_BDD3AA_" printer?
> >     yes. it works
> >
> >    with evince, it's stranger:
> >    it finds HP_LaserJet_MFP_M227-M231 and ljp (paused), but not
> >    ...BDD3A...
> >    if I try to use ljp, the previen says "no such printer" !
> >
> >    that seems really crazy
> One or both of those is probably a mdns / zeroconf / autodiscovery name
> of some sort.  I remember having to turn that nonsense off on my Brother
> printer.

Indeed. Whatever were printer vendors thinking of when they implemented
such things as AirPrint on their devices? Anyone would think we were in
21st century, whereas what we want is something more ancient and for all
our Debian printing applications to be stuck in the past.

Nonsense it is. Whoever wants setting up a printer to have the same ease
of use as setting up a mouse? And as for these users with smartphones, let
them use another OS to print to. Why should Debian accomodate them when we
we can rely on a vast collection of buggy drivers to see us into the next

Bonjour is a network protocol. We do not even know whether the OP has his
MFD on the network.


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