geoffrey.A wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:42 am
Have you tried to install the printer using the CUPS Print Service?
I hadn't - thank you for the suggestion, it was really helpful. When I went down that path, I eventually ended up on my printer's page on openprinting.org
- a resource that I wish I had known about before buying this printer
It appears that only the brlaser
driver works with this printer.
brlaser isn't in the solus package list, so I tried cloning the repo, but I never really know what I'm doing when it comes to building from source. I've been through a few rounds of missing packages, and installing the required libraries, but now I'm stuck.
When running cmake
, I get the following error:
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CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:94 (message):
<cups/raster.h> header not found. Are the CUPS development packages installed?
searching for the file raster.h
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Package cups-filters-devel has file /usr/include/cupsfilters/raster.h
Package cups has file /usr/share/doc/cups/help/api-raster.html
Package cups has file /usr/share/doc/cups/help/spec-raster.html
Package cups-devel has file /usr/include/cups/raster.h
All of those packages are installed, so I don't really know what else I can do.
Another option is just to use a distro like Ubuntu-Budgie, and then use the deb packages from Brother to do the install (that's the option I would choose - - practicality comes first).
Yep, I agree... but I really don't want to give up on Solus - after 5 years of distro-hopping around the Debian universe, not quite finding anything quite right, I finally have a distro that really works for me, and does everything I want it to... except print. It has been such a pleasant change to have so few problems on Solus and to have finally found a sweet spot between "just do the work and get out of my way" and "teach me about my computer". It's not just the Budgie desktop, it's the whole thing.
So for now I will keep using a USB version of another distro and just fire it up when I need to print, or run a workshop. (I'm doing workshops introducing non-coders to open source
using an analog version control system, and a multi-function printer is a key part of it!)