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Firefox doesn't recognize new printer.

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I installed a new, second printer and made it the default printer. I'm also using the old printer. Firefox doesn't recognize the new default printer and only works with the old one. How can I get Firefox to work with the new printer? I'm using the latest version of FF. Thanks.

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When you initiate printing using {Ctrl + P}, is the new printer available in the Printer - Name drop-down?

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When you initiate printing using {Ctrl + P}, is the new printer available in the Printer - Name drop-down?

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(Head Slap) Yes it is! I overlooked that... Never even noticed the drop down list. It should work now, thanks.

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You're welcome.

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No it dose not. What now?

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No printers show up in the print dialog when I type control-p. (Fedora 15, x86_64)

  1. Numbered list itemCUPS shows the printers as present and accepting requests.
  2. Same for lpstat

% lpstat -a

Cups-PDF accepting requests since Wed 09 Jun 2010 07:25:25 AM PDT

lexmark accepting requests since Mon 01 Aug 2011 11:49:38 PM PDT

Phaser accepting requests since Mon 01 Aug 2011 04:08:17 PM PDT

Phaser@yuri-cos5.cxi accepting requests since Tue 02 Aug 2011 09:22:34 AM PDT

xerox accepting requests since Thu 28 Apr 2011 11:45:37 AM PDT

  1. Some applications recognize the printers and can print just fine. (Adobe acroread, bash/tcsh command line, libreoffice, openoffice, frescobaldi, gedit, evolution, gwenview, okular)
  2. Some applications recognize none of the printers, and therefore, cannot print at all. (Firefox, Thunderbird, gnucash, f-spot, opera, planner, eclipse, gimp)

Because of this divergence, it appears that there are two mechanisms for accessing the printers, and some class of the applications aren't using a working mechanism or the other mechanism broke.

Modified by Chelmite