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Remove extraneous printers from printer list

asked 2015-01-15 10:58:50 -0600

alfC gravatar image

updated 2015-01-15 15:59:34 -0600

After some effort I installed two wireless Brother printers. (One of them was found and installed right away, the other required finding an alternative driver).

Yet, when printing from an application I find a couple of extraneous printers duerqxesz5090, printer and Save to Google Drive (???). Worst of all, these "printers" really never work.

How can I remove these useless entries?

Here it is a screenshot of the print dialog and the Printers config windows. .... Sorry the sever doesn't let me upload the screenshot, so I generated this link .

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You can use fpaste to get your screenshot to a location where we can see it. Just use the utility to copy up the picture and paste the link returned by the command in your question.

bitwiseoperator gravatar imagebitwiseoperator ( 2015-01-15 12:34:08 -0600 )edit

I was told to use fpaste to upload the image. This is the link it generated: (I don't think the link is recognized as image by the browser).

alfC gravatar imagealfC ( 2015-01-15 13:41:17 -0600 )edit

You know what? My bad. fpaste isn't for images. Sorry about that. If you could use some other tool to upload the image somewhere that we can see it, that would be helpful.

bitwiseoperator gravatar imagebitwiseoperator ( 2015-01-15 15:34:36 -0600 )edit

ok, I now used other service:

alfC gravatar imagealfC ( 2015-01-15 15:58:55 -0600 )edit

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answered 2015-01-15 15:46:58 -0600

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Use the web interface to the printer system at and see if they show up there. If so, you can remove them; if not, let us know and we'll try to figure out why.

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I'll try when I get back home, for the moment I uploaded a screenshot.

alfC gravatar imagealfC ( 2015-01-15 16:04:13 -0600 )edit

No, they don't show up there. See the screenshot . More over I know that the strange printer appears as soon as I install the HL-3170CDW (color) printer.

alfC gravatar imagealfC ( 2015-01-15 22:49:37 -0600 )edit

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