HP1020 Laserjet problem
I can't get this printer to work. There is no driver for it listed at localhost:631. After a lot of searching I found this post on another forum:
"Re: HP LaserJet 1020, USB-printer
If you add the universe packages to /etc/apt/sources.list you can install a package called foo2zjs which will make CUPS aware of how to convert documents to the format the printer expects. So that's good, but there are still two more issues to resolve before we're all done:
- There's no PPD (Postscript Printer Description) file for the LaserJet 1020 model
- The printer expects it's firmware (software running on the printer, not your computer) to be sent each time it boots up.
If you download the software from Rick's site, you get "add ons" to the hotplug system, that will send this firmware each time your computer detects the printer."
I don't know if this means much but when I use the KDE printer installer it doesn't see my printer. It just lists "USB printer #1" and "USB printer #1 no reset" (what's the difference?).
I've tried installing using the steps of the foo2zjs site but that doesn't seem to work either. What I can't find is the hotplug add on. Maybe that's the problem. Anyway after a lot of hours at this I could use some advice.
Actually as long as I'm writing this, two other points. According to the foo2zjs website I'm supposed to install other packages before I start the "make install" (using "gmake" instead of "make"). Are these necessary? Also the commands "wget" and "./getweb" don't seem to work in PCBSD. I"ve used these commands with Linux to install this same driver. Which worked.