You all are being so helpful. Half my problem is not knowing what I’m looking for, or what specifically to google. I now have pacman enabled in the package manager. For some reason, the front end looked different before and hard to see what was happening, so now I can manage packages better without bothering anyone! (you should see the size of my search history for my system not recognizing dvd’s!}
Package manager shows both brscan3 and driver installed, but I still can’t connect to the scanner, and when I try to configure printer via the webpage, even when I put in my admin pw, it says forbidden. I’m obviously missing a way to initialize the brscan, but google searches have put me way down so many rabbit holes!
I installed, via yay, brscan3. At the end it asked for sudo pw, so cool. Finished install, but no other instructions. ( by the way, how do you activate AUR in pacman? And is there a gui for pacman? )
Simplescan saw the scanner this time, but on click said it couldn’t connect to scanner.
I really appreciate your help, all of you!
Hey thanks! I don’t know how you people find some of this stuff. First I only knew how to lookup by cmd yay and then try to choose the best. Now i’ve found the actual website for the AUR which is nice, but anything I looked at in no way pointed to brscan! Since my unit is a DCP-7030, which version would be best to use? And is there an easier way to find and install from AUR? I tried converting a .deb to arch with debtap once. Once. I just always hope I find the right one in cmd line yay and if not oh well.
Yes, thank you, finally the printer part works! For some reason nothing happened until I decided to reboot (even though no updates were pending). Now magically it does. Your god-like powers are bowed to! :]
One final question: Do you know how I can access the scanner?
oh, no problem! I really appreciate the help. All went well with the installs as you outlined, but still no go. No errors this time like above, but the printer comes up in settings, just as a generic text only printer. Even this would suckingly be ok, but no go. Send something, and the printer still sleeps.
After a status check:
[[email protected] ~]$ sudo systemctl status org.cups.cupsd.service
● org.cups.cupsd.service - CUPS Scheduler
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/org.cups.cupsd.service; enabled; ven>
Active: active (running) since Fri 2019-05-10 12:39:12 EDT; 1 day 5h ago
Main PID: 1152 (cupsd)
Status: “Scheduler is running…”
Tasks: 2 (limit: 4915)
├─ 1152 /usr/bin/cupsd -l
└─22729 /usr/lib/cups/notifier/dbus dbus://
May 10 12:39:09 jdf908ws systemd: Starting CUPS Scheduler…
May 10 12:39:12 jdf908ws systemd: Started CUPS Scheduler.
Oh well. Thanks for all your help anyways, I have kept the data in my google keep for the future. I’ll just have to do without printer and scanner as *nix normal (with me) and maybe VM a copy of windblows for printing.
Thank you again. The uninstall of brother went ok, but:
Packages (1) brother-dcp7030-2.0.2-4
Total Removed Size: 0.21 MiB
:: Do you want to remove these packages? [Y/n] y
:: Processing package changes…
(1/1) removing brother-dcp7030 [######################] 100%
:: Running post-transaction hooks…
(1/1) Arming ConditionNeedsUpdate…
[[email protected] ~]$ sudo pacman -S cups system-config-printers
warning: cups-2.2.11-2 is up to date – reinstalling
error: target not found: system-config-printers
Now I didn’t expect that!! However, I have no clue what to do about it! I’ve hated printers since I was a field tech!
@joekamprad Thanks for the assistance, this is weird. When I did your check the msg “Unit org.cups.cuspsd.service could not be found.” When I look in localhost like you said (thanks, never knew!!) I see:
Showing 1 of 1 printer.
Queue Name Description Location Make and Model Status
DCP-7030 DCP-7030 Generic Text-Only Printer Idle
I don’t know what to do. Feels like the old days when you had to have specific printers only to use with linux. (My past goes back to COBOL on punch, IBM300 series main to turbo pascal with inline asm.)
Hello all. My Brother DCP-7030 Printer / Scanner is “seen” by the system, at least in name only as a text printer, but even then doesn’t respond in any way. I’m running an AMD FX6300, 24GB Ram, GeForce GTX 960, Gigabyte board, if any of that matters. My Linux skills are very rusty and my Antergos (anything Arch) is nil. I installed, via Yay, brother-dcp7030-2.0.2-4 and all appeared to go well (no flags, optional dependencies installed) but nothing has changed. System says the same thing (text only, ready) but nothing. Printer sleeping soundly. I’ve always had problems with printers in linux. Once, I got it to work in a past version of Mint, but that was just a one-off it seems! I’m probably just being stupid, but can someone please help??! Thanks ahead of time. Cheers!