[Novalug] HP Laserjet P1006 problem
jhart at kevla.org
Mon May 4 19:51:24 EDT 2009
I'll cross this printer off my list of hardware to buy. Downloading and
installing the firmware every time you turn on the printer, how stupid is
> On Mon, 2009-04-20 at 11:45 -0400, Charles M Howe wrote:
>> I am embarassed by this but: I can't get my brand new laser printer to
>> print. It just sits there. I have assumed that the driver was loaded
>> when I plugged it in -- HP and Linux have NEVER failed me before on this
>> score. Is this a first time? Or?
> I'm using my P1006 just fine under Fedora, so it shouldn't be that
> difficult to get it to work in Ubuntu. Here are a couple of things I've
> The printer won't print until it downloads it's firmware from your PC,
> and it has to download the firmware every time you turn it on...
> (again, the smarts are in the driver and firmware, not in the printer).
> To get the firmware, I have to run the "hp-setup" utility that comes
> with the hplip-gui package. This goes off to HP's web site and
> downloads the firmware and sets it up so that Linux will push the
> firmware over to the printer when you restart the printer.
> After that, it's simply a matter of configuring CUPS to use the
> HPIJS-ZJS drivers to talk to the printer. If I remember correctly, the
> hp-setup utility configured CUPS on my system for me.
> Anyway, give that a shot and see if it helps.
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