Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Disable automatic printer adding in Ubuntu

In Ubuntu there is a service which scans the network for printers and adds them automatically. If your computer is in a large network and you really do not use most of the network printers, but just a few of them, then this feature really becomes annoying. To disable this feature, the easiest way is to prevent the service from running automatically.
So first stop the service:
Then edit/add the new configuration file for the service:

Then put 'manual' in the new config file (the config file should have only a single line with single word: 'manual' - of course without quotes) and start the service again: