Setting up a printer in Manjaro Linux

How to setup printer on Manjaro Linux

Printing in Manjaro and the majority of other Linux distributions is handled through the CUPS system. After installing Manjaro Linux, setting up a printer is one of the first tasks that many users will need to tackle.

In this guide, we will guide you through the process of setting up a printer on Manjaro Linux. CUPS makes the process a lot more painless than many other alternative methods, so that’s what we’ll be using.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install and enable printer software (CUPS)
  • How to configure printer automatically with HP Device Manager or CUPS
  • How to manually setup a printer
  • How to access print jobs, printers, and CUPS documentation

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Installing Manjaro Architect Edition

Install Manjaro Architect edition

When you download Manjaro, you can choose from quite a few different desktop environments, such as XFCE, KDE, GNOME, etc. But it’s also possible to forego a desktop environment altogether and install to disk from the command line version of Manjaro, which is known as the Architect edition. This will give the operating system a much closer feel to its ancestor, Arch Linux, which only has a command line installer available. You’ll still get to choose a GUI during the installation, if you’d like.

The main advantage of the Architect edition of Manjaro is that it gives users a lot more control over the installation process. You get to choose the best download mirrors, which drivers to install (free or proprietary), a desktop environment, shell, and more granular control over other options not normally available in the typical installers of some Linux distributions. It’s also a much smaller ISO file, since packages are downloaded from the internet during installation rather than being extracted from the ISO file as they are on GUI editions of Manjaro. This also means you get the latest packages available and your ISO file never becomes outdated.

In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the process of installing Manjaro Architect edition. This guide assumes that you’ve already obtained the Architect ISO file and created a bootable USB drive or other form of installation media.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install Manjaro Architect edition

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Installing Manjaro inside VirtualBox

Install Manjaro in VirtualBox

Installing Manjaro inside a VirtualBox virtual machine is a great way to give the operating system a test run or to install some Linux software that you don’t want to run on your main system. If you’re a Windows user, this is also a convenient way to stick a toe in the water with Linux, with the other option being to dual boot Windows 10 and Manjaro.

Manjaro is a user friendly Linux distribution with a lot of features to offer. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the installation of Manjaro on a virtual machine and show you the best configuration options to get the most out of the VM.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install Manjaro in a VirtualBox virtual machine
  • Optimal settings for a Manjaro VM

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Installing a package from the AUR on Manjaro

How to install a package from AUR on Manjaro Linux

Since Manjaro is based off of Arch Linux, it inherits the amazing perk of having access to the Arch User Repository (AUR). If you don’t know about the AUR, it’s basically a huge repository of community submitted packages. If you’ve worked with PPAs on Ubuntu in the past, it’s a lot like a centralized version of that… but it’s much easier and safer as you’ll see.

Of course, Manjaro has its official repository like any other Linux distribution, but having the AUR as an option allows you to install virtually any package, whether it’s officially availale in pacman or not. If a package performs well enough in the AUR and meets certain standards, it can be absorbed into an official repository and be directly insalled via pacman.

In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the process of installing a package from the AUR. This involves searching for a desired package and then installing it either from GUI or command line. We’ll show you methods for both below.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install a package from AUR via GUI
  • How to install a package from AUR via command line

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Watching a movie on Manjaro Linux

How to Install Third Party Codecs & Extras on Manjaro Linux

Having the ability to play audio and video files on Manjaro Linux is one of the most essential and basic features for a lot of users. Unfortunately, due to the plethora of media codecs in circulation and the licenses that protect them, it’s not always as easy as it sounds.

In this guide, we’ll show you the software and third party codecs that you can install on your Manjaro Linux system for maximum compatibility. By the end of this tutorial, your computer should be able to open and play almost any video or audio file you throw at it.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • Installing audio and video codecs
  • Installing a recommended video player
  • Installing a recommended music player

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Connection Information menu on Manjaro Linux

Configuring Network on Manjaro Linux

There’s a lot of network configuration that can be done on Manjaro Linux. Configuring DHCP, static IP addresses, default gateway, DNS, firewall, and other network settings can all be done from either GUI or command line. In this guide, we’ll show you a few methods for configuring the networking on your own system.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to access network information
  • How to configure DHCP or static IP address
  • How to configure default gateway, DNS, and other settings
  • How to check public IP address

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Updating installed packages on Manjaro in XFCE

How to Update and Upgrade Manjaro Linux

It’s important to keep your Manjaro system up to date in order to make sure that you have the latest security updates and newest features. Manjaro is based off of Arch Linux. These are two Linux distributions that sit on the bleeding edge, meaning that the developers are always pushing the latest and greatest feature updates, but it’s up to you to retrieve them. In this guide, we’ll show you how to do exactly that.

Manjaro is on a rolling release cycle, so you never have to download a new version of Manjaro or worry about your current install reaching its end of life. Keeping Manjaro up to date can be done with a few clicks via GUI or a few keystrokes via the command line, and is very simple to do. Since Manjaro is on a rolling release schedule, updating Manjaro is just a matter of instructing your package manager to install all the latest versions of the software on your system. Package dependencies, conflicts, and outdated software are taken care of automatically. Let’s get started.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to update Manjaro via GUI
  • How to update Manjaro via command line
  • How to resolve issues with updating Manjaro

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Settings menu for enabling and disabling the system firewall in Manjaro Linux

Enable/Disable Firewall on Manjaro Linux

There are a few reasons why you may need to enable or disable the firewall on your system. Managing the firewall on Manjaro Linux can be done either via GUI or the command line. In this guide, we’ll show you methods for both.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to add enable or disable firewall from GUI (XFCE)
  • How to enable or disable firewall from command line

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Manjaro Linux vs Ubuntu

Manjaro Linux vs Ubuntu

Manjaro and Ubuntu are both popular Linux distributions, each of which has their pros and cons, differences, and similarities to the other.

In this guide, we’ll be comparing the two distrubutions across a few key areas and giving a brief review of both distros. Read on to learn more about Manjaro, Ubuntu, and how they compare.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • Manjaro and Ubuntu background information
  • Manjaro and Ubuntu package managers
  • Convenience and customization of Manjaro and Ubuntu

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Docker running a container image

Manjaro Linux Docker installation

Docker is a tool that is used to run software in a container. It’s a great way for developers and users to worry less about compatibility with an operating system and dependencies because the contained software should run identically on any system.

Docker is available for download and installation on Manjaro as well as most other distributions of Linux. After Docker is installed, you can use it to install software packages much the same way you would use your distro’s package manager to download an app. The difference of using Docker is that everything is more automated, with compatability and dependencies no longer being potential issues.

In this guide, we’ll show you how to install Docker on Manjaro Linux and get started with installing containerized software.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install Docker
  • How to run Docker without root
  • How to search for a Docker image
  • How to install a Docker image
  • How to run a Docker image
  • How to monitor Docker with various commands

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