tested on: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt7-1 (2015-03-01) x86_64 GNU/Linux

If you followed the pretty cool Brother setup and installed the *.deb package:


You might realize: My Colorprinter is only printing Black and White (RAW GrayScale is selected as driver)?

This is because the wrong driver is loaded/config wrong so lets go to CUPS: http://localhost:631/

so the default port to reach the CUPS config is : 631

And you should see something like this:



Go to Administration:

cups manage printers

Select your printer and you will be asked for password to modify it: give your Linux’s Systems root password:

cups admin modify printer0

When it asks for the way how to connect go for the HP LaserJet Direct Stuff:

brother protocol


I assume you have unpacked/installed the *.deb package from brother:

Search for driver on your harddisk:

locate *.PPD|grep 9465_2; # search for proper driver PPD file
find / -name *.PPD|grep 9465_2; # search for proper driver PPD file


upload driver ppd

Give your Brother a fixed ip (highly recommended) and put it into the mask like this: 9100 is the port


this is how it worked for me:

brother mfc 9465 cdn in cups