ARM - XFCE 20.04 - Raspberry Pi 4 B to printer Epson ET-3750 problem

Hello all,
I have succesfully installed Manjaro XFCE on the Raspberry Pi 4B.
Cups is active and working. Cups Gutenberg is also installed
I have connection with the printer on Wifi.

What works:
I can have the printer to print its own test page in full color.
The printer responds when I try to print. It just puts out many empty pages without printing I have tried all the Gutenberg settings for this family of printers without succes.

Open possibilities:
I have downloaded the ET-3750 drivers from Epson. Difficult to say what drivers package it needs to be. Further, after downloading I am completely stuck.

I am new to linux, coming from a windows environment.

Could you please give me a easy to understand recipe to install the printer. Thank you. Very much appreciated.

If I am unclear, please let me know.
Thank you
Geert

Hello and welcome to Manjaro!

Could you provide the link to the driver that you downloaded and describe how you installed it? You are stuck after downloading?

You may want to install the package system-config-printer which makes management of printers much easier. You can do so via the pamac GUI or with

sudo pacman -Syu system-config-printer

As I'm not familiar with the exact specs of this raspi, could you provide the output of the following command and put it between these symbols ``` at the beginning and the end of the output

inxi --full --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host

as described in this tutorial

Hello, I downloaded the packages from this link.

http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/du/02/DriverDownloadInfo.do?LG2=EN&CN2=&DSCMI=110198&DSCCHK=07cb6edc2fa316728a7bba31843d760c17e36254

I could open up the respository in a folder and then it stops for me.

I will log in with my raspberry and get you the info requested. Just a minute and thanks in advance
Geert

Hello,
I have installed now the system-config-printer
Below you see the output of the command: ```
inxi --full --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host

'''System:
  Kernel: 4.19.122-1-MANJARO-ARM aarch64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 
  Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2 tk: Gtk 3.24.20 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm4 
  dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Manjaro ARM 
Machine:
  Type: ARM Device System: Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Rev 1.2 details: BCM2835 
  rev: c03112 serial: <filter> 
Memory:
  RAM: total: 3.73 GiB used: 1.09 GiB (29.3%) 
  RAM Report: missing: Required program dmidecode not available 
CPU:
  Topology: Quad Core model: N/A variant: cortex-a72 bits: 64 type: MCP 
  arch: ARMv8 rev: 3 bogomips: 432 
  Speed: 750 MHz min/max: 600/1500 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 750 2: 750 
  3: 750 4: 750 
  Features: asimd cpuid crc32 evtstrm fp 
Graphics:
  Device-1: bcm2835-vc4 driver: vc4_drm v: N/A bus ID: N/A chip ID: brcm:soc 
  Device-2: bcm2835-hdmi driver: N/A bus ID: N/A chip ID: brcm:soc 
  Display: x11 server: X.org 1.20.8 driver: modesetting alternate: fbdev 
  resolution: <xdpyinfo missing> 
  Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing. 
Audio:
  Device-1: bcm2835-audio driver: bcm2835_audio bus ID: N/A 
  chip ID: brcm:soc 
  Device-2: bcm2835-hdmi driver: N/A bus ID: N/A chip ID: brcm:soc 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.122-1-MANJARO-ARM 
Network:
  Message: No ARM data found for this feature. 
  IF-ID-1: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global 
  broadcast: <filter> 
  IP v6: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global 
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link 
  IF-ID-2: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter> 
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global 
  broadcast: <filter> 
  IP v6: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global 
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link 
  WAN IP: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 59.62 GiB used: 6.07 GiB (10.2%) 
  ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 model: EC2QT size: 59.62 GiB serial: <filter> 
  scheme: MBR 
  Message: No Optical or Floppy data was found. 
RAID:
  Message: No RAID data was found. 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 58.40 GiB used: 6.04 GiB (10.3%) fs: ext4 
  dev: /dev/mmcblk0p2 label: ROOT_MNJRO 
  uuid: 822a76e2-6287-49ee-9198-264010321f78 
  ID-2: /boot size: 213.4 MiB used: 36.7 MiB (17.2%) fs: vfat 
  dev: /dev/mmcblk0p1 label: BOOT_MNJRO uuid: 3D33-128E 
Unmounted:
  Message: No unmounted partitions found. 
USB:
  Hub: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 1 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
  Hub: 1-1:2 info: VIA Labs Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.1 speed: 480 Mb/s 
  chip ID: 2109:3431 
  Hub: 1-1.4:3 info: Genesys Logic 4-port hub ports: 4 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 05e3:0610 
  Device-1: 1-1.4.1:4 info: Holtek USB2.0 Hub type: Keyboard,HID 
  driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 1.5 Mb/s 
  chip ID: 04d9:0006 
  Device-2: 1-1.4.4:5 info: Pixart Imaging Optical Mouse type: Mouse 
  driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 1 rev: 1.1 speed: 1.5 Mb/s 
  chip ID: 093a:2510 
  Hub: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 4 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s 
  chip ID: 1d6b:0003 
Sensors:
  Message: No sensors data was found. Is sensors configured? 
Info:
  Processes: 171 Uptime: 2h 34m Init: systemd v: 245 Compilers: gcc: N/A 
  Shell: bash v: 5.0.16 running in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.0.37 '''

The link you provided is for x86 AMD and Intel architectures, with deb and rpm packages. Not for ARM technology on Arch/Manjaro. There is an Epson printer package in the repos but it is not escpr2 instead it is escpr.

When you search for 'epson' in

https://archlinuxarm.org/packages

you can find the different ARM drivers. This is the newbie section of the Manjaro forum, you may want to move this issue to the ARM section. Maybe they have more insight.

https://archived.forum.manjaro.org/c/manjaro-arm/technical-issues-and-assistance/102

You can move this issue to the ARM section by editing your original post and click on the 'Newbie Corner' and select the ARM section instead.

Thanks for the input. I will have a look at the ARM section

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