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    Re: New printer on Ubuntu 16.04 will scan, but will give error message when try print

    Maybe you can set the (working) printer as the default?

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    Re: New printer on Ubuntu 16.04 will scan, but will give error message when try print

    I have alread done that...BUT there are many different programs and places that 'set the default printer'. Everyone is ignoring this over-ride file. I see on the internet this is the problem, but I 1] can not locate it and 2] do not know how to modify it. Some programs see the printer attached as the default, but most do not, the computer/system do not!

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    Re: New printer on Ubuntu 16.04 will scan, but will give error message when try print

    I think I just messed up everything. I deleted [in CUPS] the non-existant printer most often listed as default....and now nothingworks and CUPS is locked and won't work. I can't locate the name of this override file, but I've come accross it mentioned many many times and everytime it is said one MUST change what is in that file....but I never could find it and also when they say 'name of a printer' do not ever know what to put [e.g. do you put Canon MX-920 or Canon MX-920 series or MX-920?]...or does it matter and where does it matter?

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    Re: New printer on Ubuntu 16.04 will scan, but will give error message when try print

    Printer Canon_MP540_series has been made the default printer on the server.
    Note: Any user default that has been set via the lpoptions command will override this default setting.


    ??????? - but this is not the file I'm referring to.

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    Re: New printer on Ubuntu 16.04 will scan, but will give error message when try print

    $ lp
    lp: Error - no default destination available.

    $ lprm Camon-MP-540
    lprm: Error - unknown destination "Camon-MP-540".


    I can't find where this is misspelled...if that is the problem....
    Last edited by crazybear; 4 Weeks Ago at 04:12 PM.

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    Re: New printer on Ubuntu 16.04 will scan, but will give error message when try print

    I'm confused and this is confusing. one rule conflicts with another. one place on the system will set default printer, but it won't be recognized on/at another location.

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