HP 1020 printer setup

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Fri Jun 8 02:04:10 UTC 2007

adams wrote:
> 5.  sudo apt-get install firefox
>     need firefox to see how to download drivers
>     the first time

Why can't you use Konqueror for that (I prefer Firefox, but Konqueror
works for most things)?

> 10. lpadmin -d hp1020
>     This step makes hp1020 the default printer, otherwise there is
>     no default printer.  This should be a step in the wizard IMHO.

You can do it in the printer pane of KDE Control Panel.  I've never used
that command.

> You MUST use the -t flag for the lpstat
> command otherwise you never get anything from it.

Really?  The man page says it will displayed queued jobs then.

> One more thing.  I had a Brother printer and then tried the
> HP1020.  This also caused problems.  Did not find the magic
> formula for deleting a printer after you have installed one.

Again, see the printer pane in KDE Control Center.

Matt Flaschen

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