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July 2, 2007

Using a HP LaserJet 1000 in Linux

Here's the steps I used to print from my HP LaserJet 1000 in Linux. From the command line, enter the following:

1. wget http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/foo2zjs.tar.gz
2. tar xzvf foo2zjs.tar.gz
3. cd foo2zjs
4. make
5. ./getweb 1000
6. make install
7. make install-hotplug

At this point you should open your GUI printer configuration utility, and add the printer. Print a test page. If all went well, it should work.

Foo2zjs is an open source printer driver for printers that use the Zenographics ZjStream wire protocol. What is the ZjStream wire protocol? You can read more about it here. For trouble shooting, or to donate to the author (I did), visit his page here.

Posted by stoltenow at 1:06 AM | Comments (0)