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    Default Re: Brother MFC-J985DW Wireless Installation

    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    Ok, so the PPD filter config is identical (as expected). The only difference I noted with the print settings was the 'BRMediaType/Media Type' value (set to 'Plain' with openSUSE, and 'PlainDuplex' with Manjaro). I wouldn't expect that particular setting to make a difference with print quality though. Is the print quality noticeable when printing a CUPS test page (via CUPS web interface) from each OS? Or only evident when printing from certain applications?
    Printed from http://localhost:631/printers/ a test page and it came out faded as expected (i.e. black is gray, colors are washed up).

    Print jobs are always faded from the openSUSE notebook, from all apps.
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    Default Re: Brother MFC-J985DW Wireless Installation

    Quote Originally Posted by darcode View Post
    Printed from http://localhost:631/printers/ a test page and it came out faded as expected (i.e. black is gray, colors are washed up).

    Print jobs are always faded from the openSUSE notebook, from all apps.
    Try setting media type "PlainDuplex" (as with the Manjaro config). Although I initally doubted the difference would be significant, perhaps it is. You can use "lpoptions" command to do this, or via the CUPS web interface.
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    Default Re: Brother MFC-J985DW Wireless Installation

    Didn't make a difference.
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    Default Re: Brother MFC-J985DW Wireless Installation

    For my Brother printer, I did not use Yast. I downloaded the rpm of the printer driver (mine has a scanner too so I downloaded that driver too) from Brother Support. I then followed their instructions and installed the driver via the terminal. I then rebooted and it works great.

    First I downloaded the driver from Brother to my Downloads directory. Then I changed the directory in terminal to get to the directory that contains the downloaded printer driver file: cd Downloads. The syntax I then used to install the printer driver, per Brother, was: sudo rpm -ihv --nodeps [insert your printer driver]

    for example, for me that was, sudo rpm -ihv --nodeps hll2390dwpdrv-4.0.0-1.i386.rpm

    I hope that might be helpful.
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    Default Re: Brother MFC-J985DW Wireless Installation

    I did download the RPMs from the Brother website, only used the GUI instead of the terminal to install but I doubt that makes much of a difference.
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    Default AW: Brother MFC-J985DW Wireless Installation

    Do you install all the 32bit libs:
    glibc-32bit and libusb in 32 bit?

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    Default Re: AW: Brother MFC-J985DW Wireless Installation

    Quote Originally Posted by Sauerland View Post
    Do you install all the 32bit libs:
    glibc-32bit and libusb in 32 bit?
    I can't imagine how that would affect print quality (only the ability to print in the first place).
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    Default Re: Brother MFC-J985DW Wireless Installation

    Issue still very much affecting all my print jobs, any suggestions please?
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    Default Re: Brother MFC-J985DW Wireless Installation

    Quote Originally Posted by darcode View Post
    Issue still very much affecting all my print jobs, any suggestions please?
    I can only assume that something in the filter chain has changed with CUPS versions.

    Compare the CUPS version in Manjaro and openSUSE...
    Code:
    cups-config --version
    It may well be that a bug report is needed to help resolve this.
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