HP Laserjet 1020 / 1018

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Thu Jun 18 10:45:57 UTC 2009

Arun Shrimali wrote:
> Dear User,
> I have lot of HP printers  1020 and 1018, I am switching over my user
> to Ubuntu 9.04, but I can't get my printer work.
> When I run printer configuration system -> administration ->
> printing, and look for a new printer I get the option to select a
> printer and pick the HP 1020. It then tells me I need to install a
> plugin. I opt to install the plugin and it drops me back to the
> original window with no printer.

Reminds me of a similar (the same?) problem of a friend with a HP LJ1005 
printer. The hplip driver coming with 9.04 doesn't show the licence text 
to accept and therefore the proprietary driver doesn't install. Your 
printers seem to require a similar (or the same) proprietary driver. We 
solved the problem by downloading the latest hplip driver directly from 
the hplip site. I don't remember the exact procedure and I don't have 
one of those printers, so I can't try how it works. But you can get the 
latest hplip package from this page:


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