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Whenever I want to print a PDF document in evince, I'm always slowed down with the "Getting printer information" process. I was wondering if there was anyway to save the "printer information" locally somehow so I'm not slowed down by the network lookup.

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up vote 7 down vote accepted

Disable Listening on /var/run/cups/cups.sock in cupsd.conf, keeping only "Listen localhost:631". See comment #29 in

sudo perl -i.bak -pe 's/^(Listen .*cups\.sock)/#$1/' /etc/cups/cupsd.conf
sudo /etc/init.d/cups restart

If your application doesn't show any printers any more, restart it.

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+1 for providing a pertinent bug report – loevborg Jan 13 '11 at 14:48
Can you explain what this change does? What is the socket /var/run/cups/cups.sock used for and how does disabling it affect the system? – Jan Sep 21 '11 at 9:16

Set a static ip for the printer and put the printer in the hosts file.You could try fiddling with http://localhost:631

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