I switched from KDE to GNOME because of dual monitor setup (still broken under KDE) and now I try to add my printer, like I did before on KDE.
IP is set on
192.168.50.50 over the router
install from AUR brother-mfc-j5320dw 3.0.1-3 and brscan4
than I run
sudo brsaneconfig4 -a name=5320DW model=MFCJ5320DW ip=192.168.50.50
I reboot but when ever I try to add a printer it shows “cant add printer” and this is it
I have no idea what the problem could be, just switch to GNOME and didnt touch anything on my setup.
Can somebody help me, please?
Can you try CUPS ?
localhost:631 in the browser adress line.
I never work with CUPS, but it shows OpenPrinting CUPS 2.4.1 and when I try to add a printer it ask me for username and password.
Router username and password is not working, so I try to find it out over the IP and I can only set a password.
@ishaanbhimwal how u noticed that u need dnssd?
Just enter as username
root and as password the
@ishaanbhimwal gave a relevant solved post on this issue.
You probably need to enable Avahi service:
sudo systemctl enable --now avahi-daemon.service
Avahi - ArchWiki
@Keruskerfuerst not working, asking again for username and password
@JiaZhang this helps a lot, the printer was instant shown after I rund this command
But still nothing works. When i try to open settings, nothing happen and scanning is also not possible
Thats the only information I get when i try to open anything.
I also try to add a new printer, it shows me just one printer, not like before but I still can not add
Sorry forgot about this …
That’s odd that you still cannot add the printer.
But I think you’re new to this printing stuff, so probably see a brief explanation on CUPS:
I wouldn’t recomment resolving this problem to installing driver from the Arch User Repository (AUR) for newbie; AUR isn’t for a newbie, you need to know what you’re doing and it risks breaking your system.
For newbie, stick with the Manjaro repository stable branch software packages you can get by default when running the GUI software manager Pamac or Octopi (you may see an option to enable AUR in the GUI but really don’t if you’re a newbie!).
What I recommend is to use manjaro-printer:
To be honest, if you need a printer driver from AUR, there’s still a risk that the driver may have some issue (non-functional or the print result is unsatisfactory) and I don’t really recommend using printer driver from AUR even if it’s available. Not to mention that you need to be cautious with AUR caveats, making it not suitable for beginner.
I don’t know how Manjaro KDE was able to functionally support your printer model but not in Manjaro GNOME …
Printer in UNIX and Linux world is quite tricky, and usually vendors only provide an official support as a deb or rpm package:
For you printer model : Downloads | MFC-J5320DW | Others | Brother
So that means that managing printers in deb or rpm distro based is easier.
If the above still doesn’t work, my advice is either below:
Switch to Manjaro KDE
If you still want GNOME, perhaps try a live-media of deb or rpm distro based with GNOME and see if your printer works, then use that distro instead.
EDIT: fix GNOME KDE typo
I’m so happy right now with GNOME but this is really strange and I’m not able to fix this.
I try it yesterday on Notebook, old one, just install Manjaro KDE.
Install MFC-J5320DW and brscan4 (AUR)
Add printer → IPP Netzwerkdrucker over DNS-SD → Brother MFC-J5320DW CUPS (en) → IP → done
sudo brsaneconfig4 -a name=J5320DW model=MFCJ5320DW ip=192.168.50.50
Anything works, scanning and printing, even in very good quality.
Back to GNOME it even find printer and scanner instant.
But cant scan or print, even when I remove the printer and try to add it again it shows “cant add printer”
So to clarify, printer was working fine on Manjaro GNOME installed on your old notebook but not with the current computer you’re using. Is that right?
If that’s the case, then I suspect that it’s very likely more to a permission problem. Somehow, you don’t have the permission to configure printer on the laptop you’re using now.
I never use Manjaro GNOME, so I can’t advise further.
@JiaZhang no, I took a old notebook and install Manjaro KDE to test it again and its working without any problem. On GNOME I was not able to print or scan one site
With “sudo systemctl enable --now avahi-daemon.service” it adds the printer but still not work
Looks like I found a solution.
First off all you need to install system-config-printer
After that you go to add printer
Now u type in the adress and wait few sec
take the last one, go to settings and chose “driver from databank” just look for CUPS (it will show 3 or 4 driver)
print the first site but scanning still not works
edit: I can scan now
Just remove it with sudo brsaneconfig4 -r 5320DW and add it like on first post here.
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