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HP Laserjet 1000 on Kubuntu 8.04
Posted by: rsparhar ()
Date: July 23, 2008 12:06AM

Hello Everyone,

I've been searching hi and low on google but I could not find out why my printer is not printing.

I have installed the foo2zjs driver from the site several times and it still does not print.

The printer does accept the firmware and from windows in virtualbox I can print but not from my Kubuntu 8.04. The driver used to work in 7.10 but has never worked since I have upgraded to 8.04.

I am not sure what logs I should post here but I was thinking that I might have a CUPS configuration problem?

If somebody could help, it would be extremely appreciated.

Just let me know what information to post and I will do just that, post it.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: HP Laserjet 1000 on Kubuntu 8.04
Posted by: rsparhar ()
Date: July 23, 2008 12:41AM

<>< usb_printerid /dev/usb/lp0
GET_DEVICE_ID string:
MFG:Hewlett-Packard;MDL:hp LaserJet 1000;CMD:ZJS;CLS:PRINTER;DES:hp LaserJet 1000;FWVER:20011207;

<>< lsusb
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0bc7:0004 X10 Wireless Technology, Inc. X10 Receiver
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 046d:0840 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Express
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 03f0:0517 Hewlett-Packard LaserJet 1000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

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Re: HP Laserjet 1000 on Kubuntu 8.04
Posted by: rickrich ()
Date: July 23, 2008 05:48AM

Did you click on:

System-config-printer -> Policies -> Enabled

???

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Re: HP Laserjet 1000 on Kubuntu 8.04
Posted by: rsparhar ()
Date: July 23, 2008 11:57PM

Hello Rickrich...

Thank you so much for your reply.

I could not find the Policies menu/button in KDE.

Infact there is no System-config-printer in Kubuntu, there are 2 other ones but they are different than the Ubuntu System-config-printer, System-config-printer-kde and System-config-printer-applet-kde.

So instead I googled some more and I finally found something that worked!

These instructions apparent worked for Gutsy and now for Hardy too! (I'm using Kubuntu 8.04 Hardy)

<b> Howto: Set up HP laserjet 1000 printer on Dapper </b>
The HP laserjet 1000 printer does not work "out of the box" with Dapper Drake at the time of writing. Furthermore, the instructions on http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/, which work under Hoary and Warty, do not work without some modification. This Howto describes the required modifications.

1. Follow the instructions on http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/ to download the firmware and drivers for your printer and to install the drivers.
2. As root, edit the file /etc/cups/printers.conf and find the line starting with "DeviceURI". Now edit this line such that it reads:
"DeviceURI file:///dev/usb/lp0"
3. Now restart cups by typing: "sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys restart" at the command line. (Thanks to the posters at https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu...sys/+bug/43824 for steps 2 and 3).
4. Now try printing a page

There is a link on http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/ where you can donate money to the author of the driver. If you are able, I'm sure he/she will appreciate it.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=200179
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So apparently my usb printer was not being reference correctly???

Rickrich, do you know where the policies setting for the KDE printing is?

Just curious as that may be another solution that I would also like to try.

I am always up for learning! ;)

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Re: HP Laserjet 1000 on Kubuntu 8.04
Posted by: rickrich ()
Date: July 24, 2008 04:21AM

That is what the instructions say. usb://dev/usb/lp0 is correct.

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Re: HP Laserjet 1000 on Kubuntu 8.04
Posted by: rsparhar ()
Date: July 24, 2008 11:20PM

Hey rickrich,

I don't see it stated to use usb://dev/usb/lp0 in the INSTALL doc... but I do see the /dev/usb/lp0 referenced and implied.

The catch is when you install the foo2zjs driver it did not associate to that device, it had some other one that had the printer name in it and ended with the word 'serial'.

That what was confusing.

I bet it doesn't help that I am a novice user, using linux for about 1 year now.

I appreciate all the help and forums like this for support.

I wanted to make sure I posted my solution just incase another novice comes through! ;)

Thank you for all the help/support.

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