[SOLVED] HP Laserjet 1018 /1020 driver problem!

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[SOLVED] HP Laserjet 1018 /1020 driver problem!

Postby grgaud on Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:12 am

For those of you who are having HP laserjet driver problems, here's one solution: First, install the package 'build-essential' either by using the synaptic package manager, or by using the command line in a term.

Then go to the following web page http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/ and scroll down to "Download and Install" and follow those instructions to the letter.You don't have to be afraid of having to compile your own driver, it works like a charm when you've downloaded the right tools and followed the instructions. I'm not good at this kind of stuff and it worked for me, easy as pie.

Hope this can help someone else. :)
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Re: [SOLVED] HP Laserjet 1018 /1020 driver problem!

Postby breaker on Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:25 am

I recently installed XFCE Community Edition BETA 008 and had some trouble with a HP Laserjet 1020 not printing, although it printed a test page after the initial OS install, it then wouldn't print. CUPS said the test page had printed though.

The above driver compile/install solution didn't solve it, but it was good to have the latest version of the driver, also there is a forum http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/forum/ (specifically for the driver) if you need more help.

SOLUTION: I moved the printer to a different USB port, and a test page worked again.

Firefox printed, GPicView printed after I set it up, but Mousepad didn't print. After more searching I found out I had to add a package to get mousepad to print. The package is a2ps, the "GNU a2ps - 'Anything to PostScript' converter and pretty-printer."

I have no idea why the thing stopped printing, I tried rebooting, I tried turning it off, I tried restarting CUPS.


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Re: [SOLVED] HP Laserjet 1018 /1020 driver problem!

Postby grgaud on Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:33 am

breaker wrote:I recently installed XFCE Community Edition BETA 008 and had some trouble with a HP Laserjet 1020 not printing, although it printed a test page after the initial OS install, it then wouldn't print. CUPS said the test page had printed though.

The above driver compile/install solution didn't solve it, but it was good to have the latest version of the driver, also there is a forum http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/forum/ (specifically for the driver) if you need more help.

SOLUTION: I moved the printer to a different USB port, and a test page worked again.

Firefox printed, GPicView printed after I set it up, but Mousepad didn't print. After more searching I found out I had to add a package to get mousepad to print. The package is a2ps, the "GNU a2ps - 'Anything to PostScript' converter and pretty-printer."

I have no idea why the thing stopped printing, I tried rebooting, I tried turning it off, I tried restarting CUPS.

-breaker


That's really weird, I never had that problem with the USB ports or Mousepad. However, I remember this method not functioning with Zenwalk 4.0 and 5.0 until I discovered that I had to reboot for the drivers to take effect.... hmmmm, you'd think these drivers were programmed by Windows hackers. :P

It's good to know there's a forum when I can go should a problem arise, so thanks for the heads up on that.
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