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    Question Brother MFC-J985DW Wireless Installation

    Did a forums search and Googled for it, just came up with this https://support.brother.com/g/b/down...s_eu_as&os=127 but dunno where to begin, I'm a openSUSE noob but a good listener willing to learn too, thank you.
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    Question Re: Brother MFC-J985DW Wireless Installation

    Got this far with YaST printer, Am I on the right path please?
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    Unhappy Re: Brother MFC-J985DW Wireless Installation

    mfcj985dwlpr-1.0.0-0.i386.rpm and mfcj985dwcupswrapper-1.0.0-0.i386.rpm from Brother both installed successfully via YaST but driver not available in either YaST Printer or (KDE?) Printers.

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    Thumbs up Re: Brother MFC-J985DW Wireless Installation

    Rebooted, popped up alright, only needed to change interface from USB to IP address and I can print.

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    Default Re: Brother MFC-J985DW Wireless Installation

    Final step: the scanner driver, how to go about it please?

    I would've loved to have been able to install via this as Brother reports "will install LPR, CUPSwrapper driver and scanner driver (for scanner models)" but trying Run In Konsole only produced a directory error.
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    Default Re: Brother MFC-J985DW Wireless Installation

    Well done with getting the printer function configured. For the scanner, you'll need the Scanner driver 64bit (rpm package) (2 languages) package from the Brother website. Once that's done, you can configure using the brsaneconfig4 utility (that the package provides). Something like this...

    Code:
    sudo brsaneconfig4 -a name=MFC-J985DW model=MFC-J985DW ip=192.168.178.22
    More info here...
    https://support.brother.com/g/b/down...ng=4&type3=564
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    Unhappy Re: Brother MFC-J985DW Wireless Installation

    Unfortunately print jobs come out kinda faded, black is grey and blue is cyan, default driver and software settings, something which doesn't happen with Manajro KDE and a Windows 10 machine, anyone knows where to look please? Thank you.
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    Default Re: Brother MFC-J985DW Wireless Installation

    Quote Originally Posted by darcode View Post
    Unfortunately print jobs come out kinda faded, black is grey and blue is cyan, default driver and software settings, something which doesn't happen with Manajro KDE and a Windows 10 machine, anyone knows where to look please? Thank you.
    Compare the current printer settings between Manjaro and openSUSE....
    Code:
    lpoptions -p <printer_name> -l
    (Use 'lpstat -t' first to get the exact printer name if you're not certain.)

    Sometimes setting the appropriate media type can make a difference.

    This may be of further help...
    https://www.thegeekstuff.com/2015/01/lpadmin-examples/

    You can also check/compare configured driver details...
    Code:
    egrep -i "name|model|filter" /etc/cups/ppd/*
    (If you know the file name you can substitute the name for the wildcard'*' to eliminate results from all other configured printers.)
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    Default Re: Brother MFC-J985DW Wireless Installation

    openSUSE:
    Code:
    lpoptions -p MFCJ985DW -l
    PageSize/Media Size: *A4 BrA4_B Letter BrLetter_B Legal Executive A5 A6 BrA6_B B5 BrPostC4x6_S BrPostC4x6_B BrIndexC5x8_S BrI
    ndexC5x8_B BrPhotoL_S BrPhotoL_B BrPhoto2L_S BrPhoto2L_B Postcard BrHagaki_B DoublePostcardRotated EnvDL EnvC5 Env10 EnvMonar
    ch EnvYou4 EnvChou3 EnvChou4
    Duplex/Two-Sided: DuplexTumble *DuplexNoTumble None
    BRResolution/Print Quality: PlainFast *PlainNormal Fast Normal Photo Best
    BRMonoColor/Color / Grayscale: *Color Mono
    BRSlowDrying/Slow Drying Paper: *OFF ON
    BRMediaType/Media Type: PlainDuplex *Plain Inkjet BrotherGlossyR BrotherBP60Matte Glossy HagakiAtena HagakiUra
    BROutput/Send Fax: *None FAX
    BRColorPaperThick/Paper Thickness: *Regular Thick Env
    BRBiDir/Bi-Directional Printing: OFF *ON
    BRColorMatching/Color Mode: Natural *Vivid None
    BRJpeg/Change Data Transfer Mode: *Recommended QualityPrior SpeedPrior
    BRDuplexMode/Advanced 2-sided Settings: *Normal Duplex1 Duplex2
    BRHalfTonePattern/Halftone Pattern: *Diffusion Dither
    BRColorEnhancement/Color Enhancement: *OFF ON
    BRBrightness/Brightness: -20 -19 -18 -17 -16 -15 -14 -13 -12 -11 -10 -9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 *0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
    BRContrast/Contrast: -20 -19 -18 -17 -16 -15 -14 -13 -12 -11 -10 -9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 *0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
    BRRed/Red: -20 -19 -18 -17 -16 -15 -14 -13 -12 -11 -10 -9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 *0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
    BRGreen/Green: -20 -19 -18 -17 -16 -15 -14 -13 -12 -11 -10 -9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 *0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
    BRBlue/Blue: -20 -19 -18 -17 -16 -15 -14 -13 -12 -11 -10 -9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 *0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
    
    Code:
    sudo egrep -i "name|model|filter" /etc/cups/ppd/*
    /etc/cups/ppd/MFCJ985DW.ppd:*PCFileName: "MFC985.PPD"
    /etc/cups/ppd/MFCJ985DW.ppd:*cupsFilter: "application/vnd.cups-postscript 0 brother_lpdwrapper_mfcj985dw"
    /etc/cups/ppd/MFCJ985DW.ppd:*cupsFilter: "application/vnd.cups-pdf 0 brother_lpdwrapper_mfcj985dw"
    /etc/cups/ppd/MFCJ985DW.ppd:*cupsModelNumber: 15
    /etc/cups/ppd/MFCJ985DW.ppd:*ModelName: "Brother MFC-J985DW"
    /etc/cups/ppd/MFCJ985DW.ppd:*ShortNickName: "MFC-J985DW"
    /etc/cups/ppd/MFCJ985DW.ppd:*NickName: "Brother MFC-J985DW CUPS"
    /etc/cups/ppd/MFCJ985DW.ppd:*%==Only for the Model with MP Tray===
    /etc/cups/ppd/MFCJ985DW.ppd.O:*PCFileName: "MFC985.PPD"
    /etc/cups/ppd/MFCJ985DW.ppd.O:*cupsFilter: "application/vnd.cups-postscript 0 brother_lpdwrapper_mfcj985dw"
    /etc/cups/ppd/MFCJ985DW.ppd.O:*cupsFilter: "application/vnd.cups-pdf 0 brother_lpdwrapper_mfcj985dw"
    /etc/cups/ppd/MFCJ985DW.ppd.O:*cupsModelNumber: 15
    /etc/cups/ppd/MFCJ985DW.ppd.O:*ModelName: "Brother MFC-J985DW"
    /etc/cups/ppd/MFCJ985DW.ppd.O:*ShortNickName: "MFC-J985DW"
    /etc/cups/ppd/MFCJ985DW.ppd.O:*NickName: "Brother MFC-J985DW CUPS"
    /etc/cups/ppd/MFCJ985DW.ppd.O:*%==Only for the Model with MP Tray===
    
    Majaro:
    Code:
    lpoptions -p Brother-MFC-J985DW -l
    PageSize/Media Size: *A4 BrA4_B Letter BrLetter_B Legal Executive A5 A6 BrA6_B B5 BrPostC4x6_S BrPostC4x6_B BrIndexC5x8_S BrIndexC5x8_B BrPhotoL_S BrPhotoL_B BrPhoto2L_S BrPhoto2L_B Postcard BrHagaki_B DoublePostcardRotated EnvDL EnvC5 Env10 EnvMonarch EnvYou4 EnvChou3 EnvChou4
    Duplex/Two-Sided: DuplexTumble *DuplexNoTumble None
    BRResolution/Print Quality: PlainFast *PlainNormal Fast Normal Photo Best
    BRMonoColor/Color / Grayscale: *Color Mono
    BRSlowDrying/Slow Drying Paper: *OFF ON
    BRMediaType/Media Type: *PlainDuplex Plain Inkjet BrotherGlossyR BrotherBP60Matte Glossy HagakiAtena HagakiUra
    BROutput/Send Fax: *None FAX
    BRColorPaperThick/Paper Thickness: *Regular Thick Env
    BRBiDir/Bi-Directional Printing: OFF *ON
    BRColorMatching/Color Mode: Natural *Vivid None
    BRJpeg/Change Data Transfer Mode: *Recommended QualityPrior SpeedPrior
    BRDuplexMode/Advanced 2-sided Settings: *Normal Duplex1 Duplex2
    BRHalfTonePattern/Halftone Pattern: *Diffusion Dither
    BRColorEnhancement/Color Enhancement: *OFF ON
    BRBrightness/Brightness: -20 -19 -18 -17 -16 -15 -14 -13 -12 -11 -10 -9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 *0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
    BRContrast/Contrast: -20 -19 -18 -17 -16 -15 -14 -13 -12 -11 -10 -9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 *0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
    BRRed/Red: -20 -19 -18 -17 -16 -15 -14 -13 -12 -11 -10 -9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 *0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
    BRGreen/Green: -20 -19 -18 -17 -16 -15 -14 -13 -12 -11 -10 -9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 *0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
    BRBlue/Blue: -20 -19 -18 -17 -16 -15 -14 -13 -12 -11 -10 -9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 *0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
    Code:
    sudo egrep -i "name|model|filter" /etc/cups/ppd/*
    /etc/cups/ppd/Brother-MFC-J985DW.ppd:*PCFileName: "MFC985.PPD"
    /etc/cups/ppd/Brother-MFC-J985DW.ppd:*cupsFilter: "application/vnd.cups-postscript 0 brother_lpdwrapper_mfcj985dw"
    /etc/cups/ppd/Brother-MFC-J985DW.ppd:*cupsFilter: "application/vnd.cups-pdf 0 brother_lpdwrapper_mfcj985dw"
    /etc/cups/ppd/Brother-MFC-J985DW.ppd:*cupsModelNumber: 15
    /etc/cups/ppd/Brother-MFC-J985DW.ppd:*ModelName: "Brother MFC-J985DW"
    /etc/cups/ppd/Brother-MFC-J985DW.ppd:*ShortNickName: "MFC-J985DW"
    /etc/cups/ppd/Brother-MFC-J985DW.ppd:*NickName: "Brother MFC-J985DW CUPS"
    /etc/cups/ppd/Brother-MFC-J985DW.ppd:*%==Only for the Model with MP Tray===
    /etc/cups/ppd/Brother-MFC-J985DW.ppd.O:*PCFileName: "MFC985.PPD"
    /etc/cups/ppd/Brother-MFC-J985DW.ppd.O:*cupsFilter: "application/vnd.cups-postscript 0 brother_lpdwrapper_mfcj985dw"
    /etc/cups/ppd/Brother-MFC-J985DW.ppd.O:*cupsFilter: "application/vnd.cups-pdf 0 brother_lpdwrapper_mfcj985dw"
    /etc/cups/ppd/Brother-MFC-J985DW.ppd.O:*cupsModelNumber: 15
    /etc/cups/ppd/Brother-MFC-J985DW.ppd.O:*ModelName: "Brother MFC-J985DW"
    /etc/cups/ppd/Brother-MFC-J985DW.ppd.O:*ShortNickName: "MFC-J985DW"
    /etc/cups/ppd/Brother-MFC-J985DW.ppd.O:*NickName: "Brother MFC-J985DW CUPS"
    /etc/cups/ppd/Brother-MFC-J985DW.ppd.O:*%==Only for the Model with MP Tray===
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    Default Re: Brother MFC-J985DW Wireless Installation

    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?
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