I own a brother DCP-J152W Printer. I have had endless issues getting it setup on Manjaro KDE over the last few releases. I do not have the same issues on Kubuntu.
I have tried the driver for the Brother DCP-j152w wifi multifuncional printer But all I get is an error saying bad file descriptor in the printer settings or once it said that file format not supported on the printer screen and it locked the printer up for an hour. Has something changed? It used to work fine.
I have also tried many times to follow the Arch wiki Packaging Brother printer drivers with no success. I’m still learning how to do pkgbuild.
I would like to know how to get my brother DCP-J152W printer working please any help would be greatly appreciated.
Also why is there only HP printer utilities installed? not everyone owns a hp printer and they (in my area at least) are the hardest to get and most expensive to buy and purchase ink for. I’m not saying hplip is bloatware in itself. But one persons useful is another persons bloatware. How do I go about removing hplip and all it’s applications but not break printer support. I tried one and ended up so frustrated by the mess it caused.
If the Manjaro Team only think people should use HP printers then they should have to supply us all with HP printers at a large discount. .
As I said on Kubuntu I do not have any issues at all I don’t even need a driver I just add my printer as an ipp wireless printer My neighbour in the next room has arch kde and he just added my printer in printer setting. So I’m guessing this is a manjaro issue
What and why is Manjaro different and why do they make it so difficult to not have a non hp printer? is this a financial thing? does manjaro get money for every person they force to buy a HP printer out of frustration ? I’m not being mean it’s a genuine question.
I have installed already paman just re-installs the package .
brother_lpdwrapper_dcpj152w is already there cups does not detect the printer to add it?
Why is only HP supported in Manjaro?
I do not own a usb cable for it. I could get one next time I’m in town in 6 months or on the next mail flight in 3 months (I work in remote Australia). But I don’t have these issues on Kubuntu? what is different?
Is all is there and you followed the faq from Brother you should be able to get it to work.
SInce your using the wifi connection it is this part (all done in cups)
For network connection
Connect the printer to the network and turn it on.
Select Modify Printer from the Administration menu.
A list of connected printers appears. Select the target printer from Discovered Network Printers .
Multiple identical printers may be listed depending on the supported network protocols. In that case, list them in descending order.
If the printer is not listed, select Internet Printing protocol (http) , click Continue , and then enter http://xx.xx.xx.xx (where xx.xx.xx.xx is the IP address of the printer) on the displayed page.
Select the options you want, and then click Continue to confirm your selection.
Click Modify Printer .
Try to print again.
If you cannot print, repeat the steps from step 2 , and then select a different printer in step 3 .
If you cannot print with any of the listed printers, after selecting Internet Printing protocol (http) , enter the IP address manually.
So I guess you also need your printers ip address
How did you come up with such an idea?
The hplib section in de wiki is just an example because HP has an default printer manager for Linux. Most other printers can be setup by cups. It is nothing more and nothing less.
yes the ip address is 192.168.1.104 but cups doesn’t detect the printer.
I only say that because on my neighbours arch laptop they just add my brother printer by the add printer in kde setting same as I could do in Kubuntu without hplib. I am just trying to understand why manjaro only has HP printer support. That from what I can tell has all the same things every other printer has. But Manjaro is the only one that has an issue with my brother printer and they are the only ones that have hplib or hplip or hputilities? Why don’t Manjaro make their manjaro-printer package without hp in it like the others do?
Thank you again I really appreciate you taking the time to help me and answer my questions
I realise Manjaro is not equal to KDE or Arch what I meant was it only seems to be Manjaro that I have to do this on and not either of the others. The only difference is manjaro only seems to ship with HP support nothing else unlike the others do.
what is the best way for me to share that here for you please? Sorry I’m a newbie on here.
PING 192.168.1.104 (192.168.1.104) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 192.168.1.104: icmp_seq=1 ttl=255 time=3.27 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.104: icmp_seq=2 ttl=255 time=2.68 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.104: icmp_seq=3 ttl=255 time=3.69 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.104: icmp_seq=4 ttl=255 time=3.40 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.104: icmp_seq=5 ttl=255 time=2.78 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.104: icmp_seq=6 ttl=255 time=3.76 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.104: icmp_seq=7 ttl=255 time=2.89 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.104: icmp_seq=8 ttl=255 time=3.16 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.104: icmp_seq=9 ttl=255 time=2.91 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.104: icmp_seq=10 ttl=255 time=3.58 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.104: icmp_seq=11 ttl=255 time=2.65 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.104: icmp_seq=12 ttl=255 time=3.06 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.104: icmp_seq=13 ttl=255 time=2.59 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.104: icmp_seq=14 ttl=255 time=2.65 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.104: icmp_seq=15 ttl=255 time=4.17 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.104: icmp_seq=16 ttl=255 time=2.88 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.104: icmp_seq=17 ttl=255 time=2.74 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.104: icmp_seq=18 ttl=255 time=2.68 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.104: icmp_seq=19 ttl=255 time=2.68 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.104: icmp_seq=20 ttl=255 time=2.58 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.104: icmp_seq=21 ttl=255 time=2.73 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.104: icmp_seq=22 ttl=255 time=2.80 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.104: icmp_seq=23 ttl=255 time=2.68 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.104: icmp_seq=24 ttl=255 time=3.91 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.104: icmp_seq=25 ttl=255 time=2.69 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.104: icmp_seq=26 ttl=255 time=3.54 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.104: icmp_seq=27 ttl=255 time=7.28 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.104: icmp_seq=28 ttl=255 time=2.74 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.104: icmp_seq=29 ttl=255 time=2.64 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.104: icmp_seq=30 ttl=255 time=2.61 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.104: icmp_seq=31 ttl=255 time=5.15 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.104: icmp_seq=32 ttl=255 time=2.82 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.104: icmp_seq=33 ttl=255 time=2.67 ms
There is usually very little to get a networked Brother printer to print - just connect using JetDirect to IP:9100 using the common HP 4L driver - this will work with almost any network printer.
What may be harder is if you try to use a software package to connect to such MFC’s more advanced functionality such as remote scanning.
Only very few know about the built-in webserver in almost any network printer. Try point your browser to the printers local IP address. Unless you want the browser to jump onto the internet and issue a search for the IP - the format is important. Always terminate a request for a local webservice with a / (frontslash) e.g.
The webservice usually provide access to some the printers advanced funtions - e.g. scanning - in which case you download the image using your browser.
I tried the first one and the second one I did not try the fully driverless like you said.
the page loaded for a long time then showed
This site can’t be reached
The web page at http://127.0.0.1:631/admin/ might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.
We are moving camp tomorrow and we will not be high enough to get any mobile coverage. So I think I’ll just try to quickly install Kubuntu as at least that just works and does not only come with hp support like manjaro does. I do not know when we will be back in range and I’ve wasted my only day off in a month to try fix this mess.
As I said before this printer used to work fine and does on my android phone, my neighbours Arch install, Kubuntu another guy even can use it wirelessly on his Win10 laptop all are setup the same on the same hotspot from my phone. The only difference is Manjaro and they are the only ones that have hp support which is what I’m thinking the issue is (Not that I have anyway of proving that) and I don’t feel like or think I should have to have the headache that this has caused out of nowhere nor the headache of unstitching hplib / hplip / hp tools or whatever it is from the system all because of some daft decision by the Manjaro team.
One last time I am so grateful for all of your gracious time, help and patience.
I’m sorry I am frustrated now (NOT! at you at all) at the situation and having to do a full clean install of Kubuntu.
To any Manjaro Devs please look into removing all the hp bloat as a mandatory part of manjaro-printer (sure have it installed by default but have it as an optional package) and make the printing setup as easy as every other distro. Please?
I’d even pay to have a package nohp-manjaro-printer at this point