Epson WF-4820 printer does not install to USB port

Unfortunately my printer does not install, I installed the correct drivers epson-inkjet-printer-escpr2 from the AUR but it does not show up.

System:
  Kernel: 5.19.5-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=4864a3c8-46d2-484f-a00e-dadee6f8125b
    rw [email protected] quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
    resume=UUID=f9f97696-36cd-43fe-997c-e5a8c084df36 loglevel=3
  Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.25.4 tk: Qt v: 5.15.5 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
    Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Desktop Mobo: Micro-Star model: B450-A PRO MAX (MS-7B86) v: 4.0
    serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends LLC. v: M.H0 date: 07/26/2022
CPU:
  Info: model: AMD Ryzen 5 5600G with Radeon Graphics bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 3 gen: 4
    built: 2021-22 process: TSMC n7 (7nm) family: 0x19 (25) model-id: 0x50 (80) stepping: 0
    microcode: 0xA50000D
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 tpc: 2 threads: 12 smt: enabled cache: L1: 384 KiB desc: d-6x32
    KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 3 MiB desc: 6x512 KiB L3: 16 MiB desc: 1x16 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 4102 high: 4442 min/max: 1400/4464 boost: enabled scaling:
    driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 3557 2: 4442 3: 3653 4: 4442 5: 3569
    6: 4442 7: 3552 8: 4442 9: 4093 10: 4438 11: 4168 12: 4437 bogomips: 93426
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
  Vulnerabilities:
  Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected
  Type: mds status: Not affected
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected
  Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected
  Type: retbleed status: Not affected
  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: always-on, RSB
    filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
  Device-1: AMD Cezanne driver: amdgpu v: kernel arch: GCN-5.1 code: Vega-2 process: TSMC n7 (7nm)
    built: 2018-21 pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s ports:
    active: DP-1 empty: DP-2,DVI-D-1,HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 30:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:1638 class-ID: 0300
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.3 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X:
    loaded: amdgpu unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa gpu: amdgpu display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22") s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
  Monitor-1: DP-1 mapped: DisplayPort-0 model: Acer VG270 serial: <filter> built: 2021
    res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 82 gamma: 1.2 size: 598x336mm (23.54x13.23") diag: 686mm (27")
    ratio: 16:9 modes: max: 1920x1080 min: 720x400
  OpenGL: renderer: AMD RENOIR (LLVM 14.0.6 DRM 3.47 5.19.5-zen1-1-zen) v: 4.6 Mesa 22.1.7
    direct render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: AMD Renoir Radeon High Definition Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s bus-ID: 30:00.1
    chip-ID: 1002:1637 class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: AMD Family 17h/19h HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
    pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s bus-ID: 30:00.6
    chip-ID: 1022:15e3 class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.19.5-zen1-1-zen running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.56 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Micro-Star MSI
    driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: f000 bus-ID: 22:00.0
    chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp34s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 2.28 TiB used: 14.68 GiB (0.6%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 980 500GB size: 465.76 GiB
    block-size: physical: 51
2 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
    rev: 2B4QFXO7 temp: 27.9 C scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Western Digital model: WD10EZEX-75M2NA0 size: 931.51 GiB
    block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter>
    rev: 1A01 scheme: GPT
  ID-3: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Toshiba model: DT01ACA100 size: 931.51 GiB block-size:
    physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> rev: A750
    scheme: GPT
  ID-4: /dev/sdg maj-min: 8:96 type: USB model: FLASH Drive SM USB20 size: 7.54 GiB block-size:
    physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 1100 scheme: GPT
  SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 435.44 GiB size: 435.44 GiB (100.00%) used: 14.68 GiB (3.4%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) used: 608 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 435.44 GiB size: 435.44 GiB (100.00%) used: 14.68 GiB (3.4%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 435.44 GiB size: 435.44 GiB (100.00%) used: 14.68 GiB (3.4%)
    fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 435.44 GiB size: 435.44 GiB (100.00%) used: 14.68 GiB (3.4%)
    fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 27.3 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
  ID-2: swap-2 type: partition size: 30.03 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 36.8 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 33.0 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
  Processes: 328 Uptime: 1h 38m wakeups: 0 Memory: 27.3 GiB used: 3.46 GiB (12.7%) Init: systemd
  v: 251 default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 Packages: pacman: 1289 lib: 314
  Client: shell wrapper v: 5.1.16-release inxi: 3.3.20
Garuda (2.6.6-1):
  System install date:     2022-08-31
  Last full system update: 2022-08-31
  Is partially upgraded:   No
  Relevant software:       NetworkManager
  Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
  Snapshots:               Snapper
  Failed units:

How did you install it from AUR with a helper program. or try to install the tar file, do you have cups installed and activated did you reboot

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from AUR wit octopi and I reboot.

I have also followed this path before and it has always worked, but not after today's reinstallation of the system.

Screenshot_5

and what helper program does octopi use did you update 1st try with yay epson-inkjet-printer-escpr2 and reboot. i know it install as i use it or just try yay epson-inkjet-printer-escpr see what happens.
And no more screen shots they don't help just hinder just post the terminal output

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same result with both drivers

octopi use paru

It installs with yay from the command line here, i've given you the commands could not be easier i'm just wasting my time with you.
You are now on your own

???
I installed from command line with yay, as you recommended , but you ask me which helper my octopi used ... thats all.

I also have a epson printer and it works wireless for me, i have done this:

First you need to install some software. Garuda(Arch Linux) doesn’t give you anything for free except a rock solid bare OS.

Here’s what you need to install:

sudo pacman -S cups ghostscript gsfonts libcups system-config-printer

After installing these you’ll want to enable and start the cups.service in systemd.

  • sudo systemctl enable cups.service
  • sudo systemctl start cups.service

Hello,

sorry for the late reply but I was once briefly on manjaro until the grub problem was solved.

I tried your suggestion but unfortunately that doesn't work either.

the printer is only recognized as network printer but not as local via USB.

Under Manjaro it worked fine which I don't understand.

Am just quite perplexed