I have tried all the Wiki’s and Blogs and etc. etc. and did all that they said to do in the Terminal, but to no avail, still can’t use my Brother printer. I had Linux Mint on the system before, but fell in love with Manjaro XFCE and use my printer quite a lot so I"m missing it’s use.
When I load up the Terminal it comes up with the normal, but noticed my ending after the …@… is Jo not the ending in what I see others in the Terminal. What does this Jo mean and is it correct for my system?
I dearly want to use my Brother printer/scanner but all the information I use to do so ends with no success. PLEASE - help me. I’m technically savvy but the terminal use went astray when Windows 3 came onto the scene - oh how I hate Windows.
For Brother multifunction printers, there are separate drivers for print and scan functions.
Print function: Terminal commands should not be necessary. Open the Print Settings GUI which should be found on your Manjaro XFCE installation. Either your printer is autodetected, in which case it should hopefully work out of the box, or try “add a new printer” using the GUI. Look through the list of Brother drivers provided during the set up process. If the driver for your exact model is found, select it.
If you can’t find it, look for the driver of your exact model in the AUR. If found, install it. Then open Print Settings GUI again and your printer should be seen as “added”.
Install the brscan4 driver from AUR and then configure it (you need to set the IP/URI location of the Brother device) via terminal commands:
It is called the Terminal Prompt, it is your username & your computer name. Mine says rico@Sulaco everyone’s will be different.
You can set the computer name in your system settings; generally in sharing or network, I’m not sure for xfce.
This does not affect your printer question.
You somehow use (in Xfce) another shell - called “zsh”
Thus, the prompt is different from that what is shown when you use a terminal which runs bash.
As far as I know - zsh is not a default for anything in xfce - but it is for the Konsole app (the terminal emulator) KDE.
It’s just two different prompts, because of different shells.
For almost all things - which one you use makes no difference.
Not to you anyway …
If you type echo $SHELL
it will tell you which one is currently used
if you type zsh
then you’ll see the other prompt …