Benaiah\’s Computer Experiences

July 6, 2007

Installing a HP LaserJet 1020 on Ubuntu Feisty

Filed under: HP 1020, Printing, ubuntu — Benaiah @ 12:24 am

I have been trying to get my HP LaserJet 1020 printer working for some time on my Ubuntu machine and I finally succeeded this evening! This is how I did it.

Just type this into the command line:

$ sudo apt-get install build-essential

$ wget -O foo2zjs.tar.gz http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/foo2zjs.tar.gz

$ tar -zxvf foo2zjs.tar.gz

$ cd foo2zjs

$ sudo make uninstall

$ make

$ ./getweb 1020

$ sudo make install install-hotplug cups

I then had to re-install the printer from

System >> Administration >> Printing

and then

Printer >> Add Printer

And go through the set up process with out changing any settings.

Everything worked!

This information was taken from:
http://stepien.com.pl/2006/09/23/install-your-hp-laserjet-1020-on-ubuntu/

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