• Problem installing Brother printer DCP-T700W


    @james

    I disagree about the part that “newcomers are not welcome to Arch branches”, IMHO more users willing to learn means more people to contribute and more chance to success in long term, the learning curve is steep but it’s better than being indifferent.
    Anyway, I can’t do nothing without talk about pros and cons, for me is very like “with great power comes great responsibilities” and as far as possible I try to predict my mistakes to avoid headaches after.

    I wish to decipher how they get the absolute path in their download server through their generic installer script, so I can patch with Arch support making all Brother’s Linux compatible devices able to install in Arch branches with nearly zero chance of trouble.

  • @Edwin-Foss

    I didn’t mean that newcomers are not welcome. I just think that before anyone decides to venturing outside of the official Arch repositories, some research should be done on their part as to gaining an understanding of what the endeavor entails, as well as to how to repair their own system if something was to go wrong. As to the driver install tool script, it can download and install the driver for the printer model that is entered into it, when prompted, in either rpm or deb format depending on which package manager (rpm or dpkg) that it finds to be installed on the end users system.

    The script is very easy to read in any text editor if you wish to have a look at it.
    http://support.brother.com/g/b/downloadend.aspx?c=as_ot&lang=en&prod=mfc7360_as_cn&os=127&dlid=dlf006893_000&flang=4&type3=625&dlang=true

  • @james, rpm or dpkg is required. I coulnd’t make it work beacuse I rather not use dpkg. I installed the driver with @Edwin-Foss 's modified source for DCP-T500W.

    Do you know how to submit suck package to AUR in orther to make it available for anybody?

  • Yes, but of course. I’m already a maintainer of couple.
    https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/?SeB=m&K=AJSlye

    Sumititing packages and pkgbuilds to the AUR is Git over SSH, It’s not too difficult if your interested.
    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arch_User_Repository#Submitting_packages

    BTW, the PKGBUILD files in the AUR for the brother printers pull down their rpm or deb packages from brothers servers as well. If you go through the list of brother drivers in the AUR and look at the PKGBUILD files, you’ll notice there are only a few variations on them, with only basic changes to them like pkgname, pkgver, the source url, and their chksums.

  • @james I do not mean to high jack this thread but I wonder if you could create a package for my printer? It’s a Brother MFC-5440cn. I can get it working with distros using .deb & .rpm formats. When using a distro that is not using those formats, I haven’t been able to get it working with 64 bit OSes. When I ran 32 bit OS, including Arch, I was able to get it to work.

    TIA.

  • @ghostdawg
    Just install the multilib 32bit version of gcc that is needed by the brother drivers.
    For example, under arch the package is lib32-glibc.

  • @james said in Problem installing Brother printer DCP-T700W:

    @ghostdawg
    Just install the multilib 32bit version of gcc that is needed by the brother drivers.
    For example, under arch the package is lib32-glibc.

    Yes I’ve done that. I wasn’t quite clear when I said can’t get it to work. By that I mean I have it all setup and everything, I do see the printer with Cups web interface but nothing comes out when I choose Print. This is only with 64bit distros that don’t use deb/rpm formats.

  • @james Yes, I made sure they were installed. Everything seem okay except nothing comes out of the printer. This was with Arch, Crux Linux, Salix OS and maybe a couple of others. When I ran their 32bit version, been awhile, the printer would print paper.

  • @ghostdawg

    That is strange I’ve never had that issue and I only run 6 bit OS’s.
    Could the issue be the location?
    I tend to have to enter the url manually and select lpd-printer.
    For some reason jetdirect and dns-sd (autodetected) do not always work.

  • @james It’s got me baffled…not sure about location. Does documents & text files have a url?

  • @ghostdawg

    OK, I mean in the driver setup.
    usb://
    smb://
    lpd://
    http://
    0_1484277846849_Screenshot from 2017-01-12 22-23-32.png

  • @james Yes I used usb:// which is what is used with other distros.

  • @ghostdawg
    Then I have no Idea. I have used this script on Arch, Manjaro, Fedora, Kubuntu/Debian (Netrunner), project neon (Maui Linux), etc. and never had any issue on 64bit systems.

  • @james What script are you using? Do you think it will work for my MFC-5440cn printer?

  • @james said in Problem installing Brother printer DCP-T700W:

    @james
    Did you Install using the script from brother?
    http://support.brother.com/g/b/downloadend.aspx?c=as_ot&lang=en&prod=dcpt700w_all&os=127&dlid=dlf006893_000&flang=4&type3=625&dlang=true
    As well as install a2ps and psutils?

    Well, I didn’t have these two files installed and did install them. Also, I noticed the ink was very low (low ink msg on panel), so I added new ink and low & behold. It prints. I ran the Brother install script, which I normally converted the rpm/deb files manually, without luck for whatever reason. Thanks.

    Does the Brother install script download the drivers? I always download them manually first then run the Brother script. I’m just curious.

  • @james said in Problem installing Brother printer DCP-T700W:

    @ghostdawg

    Did you Install using the script from brother?
    http://support.brother.com/g/b/downloadend.aspx?c=as_ot&lang=en&prod=dcpt700w_all&os=127&dlid=dlf006893_000&flang=4&type3=625&dlang=true
    As well as install a2ps and psutils?

    I tried to install my printer again but had to change to testing because of the dpkg package not working atm.

    I had it printing, but only when using LO writer, not from a browser…

    I wonder how one would know why to install a2ps and psutils? 😕

  • @Citroen
    Is there a problem with this package:
    https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/brother-dcpt700w/
    You can install it from AUR, if you didn’t already do so.

  • I’m sorry, but I didn’t mention that it is another model printer.
    Brother dcp-135c, an old one.

    I already ran the script from the bro site, so the drivers have already been installed.

  • @Citroen
    Well, that is also in AUR. Might be worth trying to install it from there.
    https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/brother-dcp135c/

    But this is an old thread, would be better to start a new one for your model.

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