gedit seems to suffer from a similar bug as bug #219132 (evince).
Description of problem:
When a printer is marked as rejecting jobs with the CUPS 'reject' command, the
GTK+ print dialog will not display that queue any differently -- it will appear
as though it is fine to print to it.
Even worse, when the job is actually submitted there is no error given to the
user, so they think their job is submitted but it isn't. Even with
'PreserveJobFiles On' in /etc/cups/cupsd.conf, the job will be lost forever.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Start with a queue named 'stylus'
2.Start gedit and type a text document
3.Ctrl-P, and select printer 'stylus'
Job appears to get submitted, but is in fact lost forever.
Error message, or else it isn't possible for the user to attempt to submit jobs
to a printer not accepting requests.
OpenOffice.org Writer for example at least says that the print failed.
I'm moving this upstream http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=384940