My setup is:
Manjaro version 5.15.85-1
GNOME version 43.2
Windowing system: Wayland
I bought a Canon Pixma TS5151 inkjet printer in 2021 for a Windows laptop but it’s not needed there any more so I thought I’d try it with Manjaro. Unfortunately, I cannot find drivers. The closest I got was the 2017 packages on the Canon website but I can’t figure out how to install them. I tried ./install.sh with the Deb and RPM downloads but both replied:
Canon Inkjet Printer Driver
Copyright CANON INC. 2001-2017
An error occurred. The package management system cannot be identified.
I did a search on AUR without success. Is there a way to get the 2017 drivers installed or is this not advisable?
— EDIT —
Is there a way to use the printer with a different driver - even “generic” if there’s such a thing?
The Debian package is called cnijfilter2. There are several versions of that in the AUR, however none are the 5.50 version from 2017. You could potentially adapt one of those PKGBUILDs to use the version you need.
The cnijfilter2-bin PKGBUILD will give you an idea. All that usually needs to be done is unpack the data.tar.gz inside the .deb (which will automatically be extracted) and install / copy the files to the proper locations:
EDIT: Looks there’s a little more to it based on the Debian postint file.