@joekamprad Thanks a lot for helping me!
I installed the package, these is what happened while trying to install it:
after using the makepkg -si, there was an error when trying to install deb2targz, here it is:
error: target not found: deb2targz
==> ERROR: ‘pacman’ failed to install missing dependencies.
(perhaps the address to the file is incorrect?)
so I installed it manually.
After doing this there was no problem installing your package.
After installation I tried to print a test page, but I realized it wasn’t configured to print using the wifi network, (sorry, the printer is in another room and I need to print using the wifi router, so I didn’t check if the usb connection works, tell me if you would like me to check if it works).
I then tried to add a printer using “configure printers…” on KDE, I tried to add it using one of the “Discovered Network Printers” options, but none worked, so I used the instructions provided here:
Here is exactly what I did:
- Opened “Printers” .
- Introduced password (my password)
- Clicked “Add Printer”
- Introduced password (again)
- In the new opened window, selected “AppSocket/HP JetDIrect”
-it asks for an address (this has to be the IP Address used by the printer, mine has a static address so it is always the same for all PCs. You can find this address on your printer, at least on a MFC-J285DW here: Setting->Network->WLAN->TCP/IP->IP Address)
-Port remains the same (no changes needed).
- Clicked “Next”
- Selected the brand (left panel), Brother (obviously :b) in this case, and the new installed driver is at the bottom, I found it as MFC-J285DW CUPS (en), selected it.
- Clicked next.
Now you have 3 fields available to fill, 1. Name (I just used "Brother_MFC-J285DW), 2. Description (I just used the model again) and 3. Location (I used the location of the printer at the house)
- Pressed Finish.
- Introduced password (again).
Now the printer is shown as an available printer, so I just clicked the “Maintenance” Button and then clicked on “Print Test Page” and VOILA!!! it worked! :D.
I will be doing some more testing to see if printing always works (as with the method I used before to install the drivers, printing didn’t work all the time), and check the scan function works fine too in order to mark this topic as solved.
Thanks for the help guys! @triode13
I will be posting feedback asap.