HP LaserJet 1000 (Mandriva 2008.1)
Date: April 22, 2008 12:46PM
I just installed the HP LaserJet 1000 in Mandriva 2008.1. PrinterDrake is too automated to set this printer up correctly, though, as it does not seem to allow the user to choose a driver. It automatically installs the driver packaged by Mandriva, downloading it if it is not already on one's system, and the printer does not immediately work using this driver. Maybe with some tweaking one could manage. My advice, however, is to use the printer installation tool provided by the desktop environment, KDE in my case, although the Gnome printer installer likely works as well. KDE's tool allows the user to choose which driver to install, so one can choose the driver downloaded from the foo2zjs site and manually compiled. The printer works immediately upon being set up to use this driver.