Printers only show once in GIMP

Hi there,

after some testing I replaced my long term Ubuntu installation on two systems with Manjaro. So far nearly everything works but printing in GIMP. Printing in other applications like qpdfview works. My guess is that is has to do with the GTK 2 printing backend that GIMP uses.

The issue with GIMP is that shortly after boot it shows both network printers but if I close GIMP and reopen it, both printers are gone. I can workaround this by using cups-browsed but this will show up 4 instead of 2 printers at the first start. The behavior can be seen on both systems but I’ve only attached the inxi log for the Desktop.

First start of GIMP after boot, printers show up:

Second start of GIMP, printers are gone:

  Kernel: 5.9.11-3-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-5.9-x86_64 
  root=UUID=xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx rw 
  noibrs noibpb nopti nospectre_v2 nospectre_v1 l1tf=off 
  nospec_store_bypass_disable no_stf_barrier mds=off tsx=on 
  tsx_async_abort=off mitigations=off quiet udev.log_priority=3 
  Desktop: Xfce 4.14.3 tk: Gtk 3.24.23 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm4 
  dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
  Type: Desktop System: Dell product: OptiPlex 7010 v: 01 serial: <filter> 
  Chassis: type: 15 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Dell model: 0GXM1W v: A00 serial: <filter> UEFI: Dell v: A09 
  date: 10/24/2012 
  Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-3770 bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Ivy Bridge family: 6 model-id: 3A (58) stepping: 9 microcode: 21 
  L2 cache: 8192 KiB 
  flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 54303 
  Speed: 1597 MHz min/max: 1600/3900 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1596 2: 1596 
  3: 1597 4: 1596 5: 1597 6: 2209 7: 2238 8: 1596 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled 
  Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: vulnerable 
  Type: mds status: Vulnerable; SMT vulnerable 
  Type: meltdown status: Vulnerable 
  Type: spec_store_bypass status: Vulnerable 
  Type: spectre_v1 status: Vulnerable: __user pointer sanitization and 
  usercopy barriers only; no swapgs barriers 
  Type: spectre_v2 status: Vulnerable, IBPB: disabled, STIBP: disabled 
  Type: srbds status: Vulnerable: No microcode 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
  Device-1: AMD Turks PRO [Radeon HD 7570] vendor: Dell driver: radeon 
  v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 1002:675d 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.10 driver: ati,radeon unloaded: modesetting 
  alternate: fbdev,vesa display ID: :0.0 screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3840x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1016x285mm (40.0x11.2") 
  s-diag: 1055mm (41.5") 
  Monitor-1: DisplayPort-0 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 94 
  size: 521x293mm (20.5x11.5") diag: 598mm (23.5") 
  Monitor-2: DVI-0 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 94 size: 521x293mm (20.5x11.5") 
  diag: 598mm (23.5") 
  OpenGL: renderer: AMD TURKS (DRM 2.50.0 / 5.9.11-3-MANJARO LLVM 11.0.0) 
  v: 3.3 Mesa 20.2.3 compat-v: 3.1 direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio vendor: Dell 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:1e20 
  Device-2: AMD Turks HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6500/6600 / 6700M Series] 
  vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 
  chip ID: 1002:aa90 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.9.11-3-MANJARO 
  Device-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network vendor: Dell driver: e1000e 
  v: kernel port: f040 bus ID: 00:19.0 chip ID: 8086:1502 
  IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
  IF-ID-1: docker0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Local Storage: total: 489.05 GiB used: 136.03 GiB (27.8%) 
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Crucial model: CT525MX300SSD1 size: 489.05 GiB 
  block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> 
  rev: R031 scheme: GPT 
  ID-1: / raw size: 283.58 GiB size: 283.58 GiB (100.00%) 
  used: 135.91 GiB (47.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 
  ID-2: /boot raw size: 1.95 GiB size: 1.89 GiB (96.83%) used: 78.7 MiB (4.1%) 
  fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6 
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache pressure: 100 (default) 
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 7.63 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 
  dev: /dev/sda7 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8 C mobo: 27.8 C gpu: radeon temp: 50.5 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
  Processes: 272 Uptime: 1m Memory: 7.73 GiB used: 716.6 MiB (9.1%) 
  Init: systemd v: 246 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 Packages: pacman: 1289 lib: 351 
  flatpak: 0 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8 running in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.1.08 

Thanks in advance

I found CUPSDriverlessPrinting - Debian Wiki and from my understanding it looks like there currently isn’t any other solution than installing and enabling cups-browsed.

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