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Bug 229999 - changing default printer doesn't take
Summary: changing default printer doesn't take
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-printer
Version: rawhide
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2007-02-25 17:29 UTC by sean
Modified: 2008-01-10 12:31 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-01-10 12:31:00 UTC

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Description sean 2007-02-25 17:29:11 UTC
Description of problem:
I've had a Dell 1600 MFC as my default printer, as an lpd printer over my home
network. It's now gone. On the s-c-p page I've unchecked Enabled, Accepting jobs
and Shared. That page says "Default printer is Brother-8640-MFC".

The 8640 also uses an LPD over as a URI. It's s-c-p page says "This is  the
default printer"  All three boxes are checked.

The cups web interface shows the 8640 as the default printer. I can print to the
8640 just fine.

BUT...the Dell-1600 keeps showing up as the default printer in the print dialog
boxes - firefox, gedit, oowriter, evince. I can change it to the 8640.

I've restarted cups, I've rebooted. 

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2007-03-02 17:44:56 UTC
Moving to 'devel' as discussed on

Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2007-03-12 14:07:02 UTC
s-c-printer changes the server default, but it seems you've set a client
default.  What does 'cat ~/.cups/lpoptions' say?  Otherwise, what does 'cat
/etc/cups/lpoptions' say?

Comment 3 sean 2007-03-15 13:29:04 UTC
~/.cups/lpoptions doesn't exist.


cat /etc/cups/lpoptions | grep fault
Default Dell-MFC-1600n kde-margin-bottom=0 kde-margin-left=0 kde-margin-right=0

Changed Default to Dest. That fixed it.

What sets lpoptions?

Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2008-01-10 12:31:00 UTC
The 'my-default-printer' application does.

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