I’ve got a Brother MFC8810DW multifunction machine that I use as a printer/ scanner. Here is my manual installation process that I used last with my Antergos set-up. You may need to make some modifications, but the basic process has worked fine for me without 32 bit driver issues (at least so far). Maybe others can weigh-in to better refine the process for us both. Hope it helps:
Pre-install: ghostscript, foomatic-db, foomatic-db-ppds, foomatic-db-engine, foomatic-db-gutenprint-ppds, foomatic-db-nonfree, foomatic-db-nonfree-ppds, foomatic-filters-lprng, poppler, enscript.
See, https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/CUPS/Printer-specific_problems, modified below based upon experience.
Go to the Brother website and download the rpm driver packages for your printer.
Install the rpmextract package, and extract both rpm packages using rpmextract.sh. Extracting both files will create an etc, opt, and var directory - copy the contents of all directories into the corresponding root level directories.
Run the cups wrapper file in /opt/brother/Printers/MFC8810DW(replace your printer here)/cupswrapper/. This should automatically install and configure your brother printer [not sure I did this right, but this process still worked]. Run cups from browser at localhost:631; use the ppd file at /opt/brother/Printers/MFC8810DW(replace your printer here)/cupswrapper/.
Then, cp /opt/brother/Printers/MFC8810DW(replace your printer here)/cupswrapper/brother_lpdwrapper_MFC8810DW(replace your printer here) /usr/lib/cups/filter/.
Reboot; localhost:631 to configure printer defaults, user access, test, set server default etc. [Alternatively, you can use graphical Printers utility to set printer defaults.]
And, then, for Scanner Setup:
Install brscan4 from AUR
Install simple-scan (or another preferred scanner program) from Community Repository.
/etc/udev/rules.d/40-brscan4.rules change all MODE=“0664” to “0666”
Restart the computer for these udev/rules.d changes to take effect.
Post back and let us know if this worked for you!
I had something similar occur a couple of weeks ago. Not sure what changed to cause it.
My wifi connection was configured (in the General Configuration tab) to automatically connect to the specified network, and to allow all users to connect. My solution ended up being to go to the Wi-Fi Security tab and explicitly set the dropdown to “Store password for all users (not encrypted)”. My next boot and thereafter have worked correctly.
Since it is a secure box, I don’t have an issue with this security setting, but your use-case may dictate finding a different solution.
Hope this helps.
Hi! I’m trying to figure out how to get back the Libreoffice servicemenu. By this, I mean being able to right-click in a folder and select “Create New” to create a new writer, spreadsheet, or presentation document. There used to be packages in the repos named “kde-servicemenus-newlibreofficedoc” or “dolphin-libreoffice-templates”, but they don’t seem to be available anymore. Was there a problem with them? Any ideas where I can find these packages or how to get back their provided functionality?
As an aside, I tried dropping a template document in the usr/share/templates folder, but does not seem to work. As well, I’ve tried creating a writer.desktop file in the usr/share/templates folder, but I can’t seem to make it work correctly.
Thanks in advance for any assistance. It’s been driving me crazy.