Posts with the tag Network Printing

Brother HL2250DN on Arch Linux

vim /etc/pacman.conf
#! enable multilib
sudo pacman -S lib32-glibc
cd ~/Downloads
git clone
cd brother-hl2250dn
makepkg -s
sudo pacman -U brother-hl2250dn-2.0.4_2-4-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz

When setting it up with CUPS according to the Arch Wiki Page on this printer, choose the connection string lpd://Brother-HL-2250DN/BINARY_P1 (where you adjust Brother-HL-2250DN to the hostname of your printer and make sure...

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Canon MP970 on Arch Linux

Printing with CUPS

sudo pacman -S cups gutenprint
sudo systemctl enable cups
sudo systemctl start cups

Go to http://localhost:631 and add printer as root

before that I installed cups-bjnp from AUR. don't know if needed...

Scanning with Sane

Support is decent according to Sane:

Model Interface USB id Status Comment
PIXMA MP970 USB Ethernet 0x04a9/0x1726 complete All resolutions supported (up to...

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Installing CUPS-BJNP

Download the package cups-bjnp-0.4-1.src.rpm from SourceForge.

Convert it to a .deb package:

$ sudo alien -k cups-bjnp-0.4-1.src.rpm

Install the .deb package:

$ sudo dpkg -i cups-bjnp_0.4-1_amd64.deb

Check if all went well and if the binary bjnp finds the printer in the network:


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