HP Laserjet 1020 / 1018

Shawn McCuan smccuan at gmail.com
Thu Jun 18 10:54:52 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2009-06-18 at 15:30 +0530, 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.
> If I opt not to install the plugin I get the printer but it doesn't print.
> Can anybody help me how to get my printers work .........
> regards
> Arun

A look @ http://openprinting.org/show_printer.cgi?recnum=HP-1020 shows
that others have had success with the 1020 in pre-8.04 versions of
Ubuntu. But, it's doesn't appear to have a current driver, and a search
of their forums doesn't yield any solutions. There's practically no
record for a 1018.

As much as I hate to say it, and surprising as it is that an HP printer
isn't working w/ linux (all hp printers I've ever used w/ linux have
always worked), maybe it's time to purchase a new printer. They're
pretty cheap nowadays.

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