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Bug 789490 - "Printer added" notification appears every few minutes
"Printer added" notification appears every few minutes
Product: gnome-settings-daemon
Classification: Core
Component: printers
Other Linux
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: Marek Kašík
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-10-25 18:21 UTC by Gustav Ekner
Modified: 2019-03-20 11:48 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: 3.25/3.26

Picture of the notification (6.70 KB, image/png)
2017-10-25 18:21 UTC, Gustav Ekner

Description Gustav Ekner 2017-10-25 18:21:26 UTC
Created attachment 362283 [details]
Picture of the notification

An OSD notification with the message "printer added" pops up approximately every two minutes. I'm in a network with a network printer, and it's that one that pops up.

This message gets printed to the syslog each time the notification pops up:
colord[1227]: failed to get session [pid 2331]: No data available

I haven't installed any special printer/scanner drivers at all.

Operating system: Ubuntu 17.10, GNOME Shell 3.26.1 (the default included one)

Related AskUbuntu question:

Related bug report on launchpad:
Comment 1 Will Cooke 2018-01-11 15:11:01 UTC
I have a theory that this is related to the network.  Specifically when a DHCP lease is renewed (most common scenario) or when the wifi drops out and back in again.

Looking at my syslog, I think I can corelate DHCP renews with the message popping up.
Comment 2 M. Niess 2018-02-22 12:26:52 UTC
When I join a network with dozens of printers the notifications just don't stop. The existing gsettings key org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.print-notifications doesn't prevent them from showing up.
Comment 3 GNOME Infrastructure Team 2019-03-20 11:48:48 UTC
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