I have been running linux on various desktops and laptops for a bit (since starting the linux for a year challenge) and I love my debian variants (i.e. Ubuntu, xUbuntu, etc) but I still prefer the archlinux variants in particular Manjaro. But my biggest issue with Manjaro I have been unable to resolve... installing drivers for my networked Brother Laser Printer (MFC-7840W).
The Brother website has linux drivers / installation packages in both DEB and RPM packages, and the DEB packages work flawlessly on my Debian variants.
I have tried
- Installing the drivers for the Brother MFC-7840W from AUR with no success (i.e. que holds the print jobs and never releases them, or the system freezes.... tried on laptop and desktop pc)
- I have tried adding the printer through CUPS interface with no success (i.e. installs but print jobs just stay in the que never printing)
- I have even tried using the RPM extraction that some sites describe and using that to build the installation on Manjaro (this was a never ending build and installation nightmare that forced me to purge the Manjaro installation).
Any thoughts on a resolution?