HI, I would like to start a post where we can share info on printers, multifunctional printers, what works and not, what extra steps did you have to do to get it to work.
I know there are sites like “open-printing” and a few others and I personally find them hard to navigate.
I know for most Brother printers the original Linux-tool is in either .rpm or .deb packages.
(I don’t know how to make that work on Arch-based-distro)
some of the printers have a package on the AUR, but they might have 0 or 1 vote and not been updated in a couple of years. It makes it really hard to try and choose a new multifunctional printer when you cant just buy printers until you find one that works.
For me personally, I have an old non-network printer, so I had to set it up using an old laptop to share one of the printers via CUPS. I have not yet tried to hook up my Canon pro-100 since I cannot run Affinity Photo from Linux yet.
This is the order I was thinking:
1. Which Manjaro version you are using: (lsb-release -a) Description: Manjaro Linux Release: 21.1.0 Codename: Pahvo 2. Kernel version: (uname -a) 5.13.11-1-MANJARO 3. Printer model name: Canon mp 280 4. What Package you are using with it: CUPS and manjaro-printer 5. What is not working: Scanning from my main computer 6. Workarounds: Since it's not a network printer, I have to scan using the computer that is connected via USB, then put the scanned documents in a shared cloud folder, or transfer them to a flash drive.
You probably know of a better way to disseminate this information, let me know and we can fix it.
Is this is something that would be of interest to the Manjaro community?