Sorry If I’m a noob at this, but I’ve tried so many times to connect to my Brother MFC-J6510DW printer.
Operating System: Manjaro Linux
KDE Plasma Version: 5.20.5
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.78.0
Qt Version: 5.15.2
Kernel Version: 5.10.7-3-MANJARO
OS Type: 64-bit
Processors: 4 × Intel® Core™ i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz
Memory: 7.6 GiB of RAM
Graphics Processor: Mesa DRI Intel® HD Graphics 4000
At first I tried the brother’s own websites instructions, and used the console, but I had to install DPKG, installed it, but the PC doesn’t see the printer, so I installed the printer again using cups.org/ still it doesn’t connect, even when I try connecting it with usb://dev/usblp0, I can see the printer in the USB port, but CUPS doesn’t see it.
so I tried installing via cups.org using the ‘Internet Printing protocol’ using the printers IP address, still nothing, I’ve used cups.org, brother method, and I’ve install the same drives use the console method and a archlinux.org clone.
I’m out of idea’s here
I’ve also tried inputting network connection links like
Still jack, is there a console config for the network I’m missing? I already know the IP of my printer, and I didn’t have this trouble stalling on KDE, before I had to replace a hdd drive, is the new Kernel that’s messing with me?
I’m also at the point of reinstalling KDE again, or using Arch if I can’t use my printer.
For starters, what is the output of:
systemctl status cups.service
● cups.service - CUPS Scheduler
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/cups.service; enabled; vendor preset: dis>
Active: active (running) since Sun 2021-01-24 09:51:34 GMT; 1 day 14h ago
TriggeredBy: ● cups.socket
Main PID: 659 (cupsd)
Status: “Scheduler is running…”
Tasks: 3 (limit: 9358)
├─ 659 /usr/bin/cupsd -l
├─ 1787 /usr/lib/cups/notifier/dbus dbus://
└─167392 lpd://printer_ip/BINARY_P1 29 user Test Page 1 job-uuid=urn:uuid>
Jan 24 09:51:27 user systemd: Starting CUPS Scheduler…
Jan 24 09:51:34 user systemd: Started CUPS Scheduler.
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Yeah that was the clone I used, and I used the IP method suggested in the comments too, still nothing
I just googled the printer name re Arch and found it in the AUR.
reading the (latest) comments on that page might provide useful info to you
… without that specific driver it probably wont work at all - as you discovered earlier
… it is (also) using the Debian (.deb) package you mentioned earlier
it is just … correctly installing it for you
you might have to remove/revert everything you did previously before this can work properly
Can someone explain if this has something to do with it? AUR (en) - brother-mfc-j6510dw
And how do I make the changes myself use PKGBUILD
That is the link I meant to provide along with my previous post and I think I indeed did …
Have you tried whether it works?
The comments read, to me, as if it should.
With some possible workaround in case it doesn’t.
I don’t see any (recent) comment re having to amend the PKGBUILD.
How to edit/amend a PKGBUILD is … covered elsewhere much more fully than could be done here.
… just look at it - the link to it is top right, below the heading, below “Package Actions”
it’s just a script describing where to get it, what to do, where to put stuff …
I installed my mfc-j8800-dw recently on a fresh install.
system-config-printer is installed. Turn the printer on & open print settings. (system-config-printer)
From there simply ‘add’ the printer. That’s it. Done & dusted.
That is the ideal/easy case.
That’ll only work if and when the correct/appropriate driver for the specific printer is installed/available
which it isn’t (by default) in this case
His/Her printer needs a driver only available from the AUR.
I tried that, it might be a error in coding in the PDD file, that the comment on the Arch website mentioned, Brother looks like they made that error when making that deb file
Your device URI: should be:
can you access your printer from browser:
I did get some strange warning from my console while I was searching for the server and the drivers
(system-config-printer.py:212873): Gtk-WARNING **: 03:05:55.386: Theme parsing error: gtk.css:68:35: The style property GtkButton:child-displacement-x is deprecated and shouldn't be used anymore. It will be removed in a future version
(system-config-printer.py:212873): Gtk-WARNING **: 03:05:55.386: Theme parsing error: gtk.css:69:35: The style property GtkButton:child-displacement-y is deprecated and shouldn't be used anymore. It will be removed in a future version
(system-config-printer.py:212873): Gtk-WARNING **: 03:05:55.386: Theme parsing error: gtk.css:73:46: The style property GtkScrolledWindow:scrollbars-within-bevel is deprecated and shouldn't be used anymore. It will be removed in a future version
/usr/share/system-config-printer/system-config-printer.py:315: DeprecationWarning: Gtk.ActionGroup.list_actions is deprecated
for action in printer_manager_action_group.list_actions ():
/usr/share/system-config-printer/system-config-printer.py:316: DeprecationWarning: Gtk.Action.set_sensitive is deprecated
No, the above address, can you access the printer from your browser?
I’ve also installed the printer using this way.
Have a look at that topic.
I downloaded dpkg from package manager to use brother’s method at the start of all this, its one of the first things I did.
is ‘ysy -S dpkg’ any better?
no, I can not access it via my browser
… but, my man, that is not the same printer
and you’d only do it that way if the AUR didn’t have to offer a choice … which is really rare