I cannot get my HP 1020 Laser Jet printer to work!!

Asked by jonmyrlebailey on 2008-09-12

I am using Ubuntu 8.04 Desktop Edition installed as a (guest) operating system over Windows XP via a VMware Player. Ubuntu in this virtualized environment recognizes print job requests, but simply fails to execute them. The printer functions normally under the native Windows XP (host). Performing Test Print bears no fruit either. Is there any driver and/or Linux-compatible installation software available that is free of charge to fix this? I want a user-friendly printer solution that costs me no money if one is known to be available, please. No complicated command-line procedures!!

I ran the HP factory-supplied printer installation CD on Windows to install printer w/out a hitch before installing the virtual hard disk Ubuntu.

Virtualized Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) will not let me run the HP printer installation CD as the native Windows XP did.

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Solved by:
Philip Wyett
Solved:
2008-09-13
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2008-09-13
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2008-09-13

This is easy, let me explain you, the HP LaserJet 10XX is a serie of laser
printers, that don't have Firmware, then the O.S. Driver must to know when
the printer is pluged and powered on, When this happen in Ubuntu, the HAL
say to udev, then the udev have some rules in the folder /etc/udev/rules.d

There you will see that have some files, on of this is the file
85-hplj10xx.rules this file. have the instruction about what to do whe a HP
LJ 10XX is connected.

You can see in this file that the rule make run a script in
/usr/sbin/hplj1000 If you open the script will see in it that have the
variable:

FWDIR=/usr/share/foo2zjs/firmware

Then you must to know that the Firmware of this printer is NOT Software
Libre (Free Software) and can't be add in the Ubuntu Disk, this FIRMWARE
FILE is property of HP, and can be used ONLY for they Buyers.

But yo can download it of find in the Original CD of the Printer

Can download it openning a Terminal (Applications Accesories > Terminal)
then type:

       wget http://oleg.wl500g.info/hplj/sihp1020.dl

When finish, please copy this file to the FWDIR with the command

      sudo cp sihp1020.dl /usr/share/foo2zjs/firmware/.

be sure to have apropiated access, type:

     sudo chmod root:root /usr/share/foo2zjs/firmware/sihp1020.dl

Finnaly restart the CUPS

      sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys restart

Try to print,

Plz, let me know idf works

2008/9/13 jonmyrlebailey <email address hidden>

> New question #45032 on Ubuntu:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/45032
>
> I am using Ubuntu 8.04 Desktop Edition installed as a (guest) operating
> system over Windows XP via a VMware Player. Ubuntu in this virtualized
> environment recognizes print job requests, but simply fails to execute them.
> The printer functions normally under the native Windows XP (host).
> Performing Test Print bears no fruit either. Is there any driver and/or
> Linux-compatible installation software available that is free of charge to
> fix this? I want a user-friendly printer solution that costs me no money if
> one is known to be available, please. No complicated command-line
> procedures!!
>
> I ran the HP factory-supplied printer installation CD on Windows to install
> printer w/out a hitch before installing the virtual hard disk Ubuntu.
>
> Virtualized Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) will not let me run the HP printer
> installation CD as the native Windows XP did.
>
>
>
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you are an answer
> contact for Ubuntu.
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works to you?

What I wanted was the appropriate piece of installation software either by download or CD, not a complex recipe of commands!! I like automated installation processes for hardware.

I will stick with using Windows for printing operations until I learn the complexity of Linux CLI commands in detail or somebody has a Linux-compatible download or CD install solution.

The CD supplied by my printer MFR was simple: pop the damn disc into the CD-RW/ROM drive and let the install wizard do the rest......not type in commands as long as a stretch limo!!

It was that simple on MS Windows XP, mind you!!

The only commands were made by clicking the mouse on the appropriate icons in the wizard dialog box!!

I know GUI's, not computer alphabet soup!!

I hate to TYPE!!

I need a solution as simple as mouse-clicking and/or loading a CD!!

linux must be like an elephant...scared of mice!!

Best Philip Wyett (philwyett) said : #7

Make sure your Ubuntu 8.04 is fully updated then from a terminal run:

  sudo hp-setup

Work through the wizard and hopefully that should do the trick for you.

easy way:

click this link http://oleg.wl500g.info/hplj/sihp1020.dl save it to your
Desktop

press <Alt><F2>

type in the box: gksu nautilus

(type your password) a Window will be open. find the folder

  /usr/share/foo2zjs/firmware/

CLICK the file sihp1020.dl <http://oleg.wl500g.info/hplj/sihp1020.dl> , DRAG
and DROP over the Nautilus window in the folder
/usr/share/foo2zjs/firmware/

I hope that help you, I did explain you why don't work at first, because you
must to know that is not about Ubuntu, is about HP than have private license
over the file.

2008/9/14 marcobra <email address hidden>

> Question #45032 on hplip in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/hplip/+question/45032
>
> Project: Ubuntu => hplip in ubuntu
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...haz que tu computador trabaje para ti, usa GNU/LINUX"
________________________________________________________________
Rolando F. Blanco C:. (Ubuntu Member)
Director-TIC MSC, Consultores Gerenciales,C.A.
User: 399645 (GNU) Ubuntu: 3715
http://www.blanco.net.ve/
Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy)
_______________________________________________________________

easy way:

   1. click this link http://oleg.wl500g.info/hplj/sihp1020.dl save it to your Desktop

   2. press <Alt><F2>

   3. type in the box: gksu nautilus
          (type your password) a Window will be open.

   4. find the folder /usr/share/foo2zjs/firmware/

   5. CLICK the file sihp1020.dl , DRAG and DROP over the Nautilus window in the folder /usr/share/foo2zjs/firmware/

I hope that help you, I did explain you why don't work at first, because you must to know that is not about Ubuntu, is about HP than have private license over the file.

When I executed Step 4 below, Ubuntu CRASHED!!

Jonathan Bailey

--- On Sat, 9/13/08, Rolando F. Blanco C:. <email address hidden> wrote:
From: Rolando F. Blanco C:. <email address hidden>
Subject: Re: [Question #45032]: I cannot get my HP 1020 Laser Jet printer to work!!
To: <email address hidden>
Date: Saturday, September 13, 2008, 9:37 AM

Your question #45032 on hplip in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/hplip/+question/45032

Rolando F. Blanco C:. proposed the following answer:
easy way:

   1. click this link http://oleg.wl500g.info/hplj/sihp1020.dl save it to
your Desktop

   2. press <Alt><F2>

   3. type in the box: gksu nautilus
          (type your password) a Window will be open.

   4. find the folder /usr/share/foo2zjs/firmware/

   5. CLICK the file sihp1020.dl , DRAG and DROP over the Nautilus
window in the folder /usr/share/foo2zjs/firmware/

I hope that help you, I did explain you why don't work at first, because
you must to know that is not about Ubuntu, is about HP than have private
license over the file.

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Thanks Philip Wyett, that solved my question.

Updating Ubuntu 8.04 w/ Update Manager, opening terminal and running "sudo hp-set-up" made my printer operable. The only downside is that duplex (two-sided printing) is not an option in Ubuntu 8.04 as it is in Windows XP.

Thank you, Phillip Wyett, for your down-to-the-Milky-Way-Galaxy solution for my seemingly-otherworldly HP/Ubuntu printer woes!!

Hahaha, Incredible, well. ;)

Nice, Thanks :S

Teras (than86r) said : #15

Thanks a lot Philip Wyett

Follow ALL instructions on:

http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/