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Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy and the HP LaserJet 1020

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

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 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.