my 1505n works without sending the firmware
Date: February 26, 2009 03:06PM
I am a bit confused although I got my 1505n working. First of all, I have used the foo2* packages included in my kubuntu 8.10. I know the author encourages not to use them buy I prefer not installing software not included in the standard repositories to keep the system "clean" (unless it is strictly necessary). My first question would be why the author does recommend not using the foo2* packages included in distributions.
As the 1505n was not in the printer list I got by the printer manager gui included in kubuntu I thought the ppd file was missing. I discovered the ppd was there but it was compressed (/usr/share/ppd/foo2zjsHP-LaserJet_P1505.ppd.gz) . I uncompressed it and manually selected it when I was asked to give the model of my printer.
Everything worked fine and I can print using my LAN without problems. How is this possible ? I have not sent the firmware to the printer in any way (unless it get done automatically)
Finally I want to than the author (I plan donating) as I understand he is also the author of the foo2* packages included in Kubuntu.