Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy and the HP LaserJet 1020

I installed a copy of Ubuntu 8.04 tonight. It is a lovely piece of software to say the least. Almost everything worked out-of-the-box. Unfortunately it did not want to print to my HP LJ 1020. Luckily a search on Google quickly revealed a solution:

On Hardy Heron isn’t more necessary to install the drivers from http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/ since that the it installs the correct drivers and hp programs. It’s only necessary to download the printer’s firmware since that Ubuntu can’t delivery it cause of license and/or patent restriction. At terminal and as root (or using sudo), just type:

# hp-setup (as root)


$ sudo hp-setup (as sudoer)

and follow-up the wizard. It’s straightforward. :)

A big thank you goes to Danpros for the info in this post.

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