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Installing HP LaserJet 1020 on Redhat,Fedora 9/10.

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Hi Friends,
If you have Printer HP LaserJet 1020 and if you are getting trouble to install on Redhat, Fedora 9/10 then follow this method your Printer will work perfectly :-

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  1. thanks


    January 22, 2009 at 8:26 pm

  2. Thanks a lot that you posted this steps

    i installed it on RHEL and its work fine with this instructions



    February 1, 2009 at 8:03 pm

  3. Hello,
    everything dynamic and very positively



    February 5, 2009 at 1:49 pm

  4. hai,
    i followed all the steps to install hp laser jet 1018 on fedora 8. i have added printer. When i give print option it is enabled . but it is not printing even the test page. may i know the problem

    thanks in advance


    March 2, 2009 at 7:23 pm

  5. 1. yum -y install gcc*
    2.wget -O foo2zjs.tar.gz
    3tar zxvf foo2zjs.tar.gz
    cd foo2zjs

    Step 4
    []# make
    []# make install
    []# make install-hotplug (this command will detect your USB printer)

    added printer
    $ ./getweb 1018 # Get HP LaserJet 1018 firmware file

    Followed all these steps . but i am unable to take print


    March 2, 2009 at 7:33 pm

  6. This post is for HP LaserJet 1020..

    But Anyways tell me What error you are getting can you tell me i will try to help you out

    Tejas Barot

    March 2, 2009 at 8:32 pm

  7. wget -O foo2zjs.tar.gz
    3tar zxvf foo2zjs.tar.gz
    cd foo2zjs
    [root@server~]# make
    [root@server~]# make install
    [root@server~]# make install-hotplug

    added printer
    $ ./getweb 1020 # Get HP LaserJet 1018 firmware file

    But I cant print the file .

    Shine Joy

    March 9, 2009 at 1:12 pm

  8. Can you tell me what error you are gettting ?

    Tejas Barot

    March 9, 2009 at 1:43 pm

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    April 20, 2009 at 7:56 pm

  10. how can i install firmware
    i need u r help
    plz send it


    April 30, 2009 at 2:30 pm

  11. If you want to install firmware then just go to Extracted directory. and just execute command i.e. ./getweb 1020.It will start installing

    Tejas Barot

    April 30, 2009 at 3:56 pm

  12. printer installation justhangs. i get:
    jon@jon-server:~/Desktop/foo2zjs$ system-config-printer
    /usr/share/system-config-printer/ GtkWarning: GtkSpinButton: setting an adjustment with non-zero page size is deprecated
    self.xml =, domain = domain)
    ^CTraceback (most recent call last):
    File “/usr/share/system-config-printer/”, line 5422, in
    main(configure_printer, change_ppd, devid)
    File “/usr/share/system-config-printer/”, line 5389, in main
    Now what???? Thanks fot your help


    May 17, 2009 at 5:37 pm

  13. Ok If you have set any external repository then try to install gtk.It’s Basically problem of GTK AFAIK. So Execute this command yum -y install gtk*.If you are getting errors still after that than let me know. I Will try to sort it out.

    Tejas Barot

    May 18, 2009 at 12:03 pm

  14. Hi thanks a lot… it work flawlessly on Fedora 11 as well:) Just tried it today.


    Nikhil Pawar

    June 22, 2009 at 6:51 pm

  15. Congratulations.
    Thanks to inform me that it works on Fedora 11 too.

    Tejas Barot

    June 22, 2009 at 7:20 pm

  16. Hey Thanks:)
    It works!

    Subir Bhaduri

    June 22, 2009 at 10:13 pm

  17. Dear members, I have facing some problem to configure my HP 1020 Laser printer in Fedora 11, i have followed the following steps
    Step 1:- Execute Following Command
    wget -O foo2zjs.tar.gz
    This command will download Driver
    Step 2 :- Unpack the downloaded Drivers.Execute Following Commands
    tar zxvf foo2zjs.tar.gz
    cd foo2zjs
    Step 3:- Now Compile Drivers & Install Drivers (GCC Packages need here
    [r…]# make
    [r…]# make install
    [r…]# make install-hotplug (this command will
    detect your USB printer)

    after finished the above three steps I Execute system-config-printer
    but get the message

    GVFS-RemoteVolumeMonitor-WARNING **: cannot connect to the session bus: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Did not receive a reply.Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply,the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeoutexpired, or the network connection was broken.

    there i find the driver for my HP Printer and Installed it.But when i starts to print my
    documents , the printer is not gives nothing.

    I checked the Document print status where i found that the JOB is completed!!!But i am not getting the printed stuffs!

    So any solution for the above.


    June 25, 2009 at 1:19 pm

  18. Hi ,
    Thanks for giving this information.It works on RHEL5.5 but when i install on RHEL6.0 Beta version it give the following error in /var/log/messages
    Jul 8 10:32:26 test HP-LaserJet-1020: prnt/hpijs/hpcups.cpp 388: ERROR: unable to set device = HP LaserJet 1018, err = 48
    Jul 8 10:32:26 test HP-LaserJet-1020: prnt/hpijs/hpcups.cpp 682: hpcups: returning status 1 from main

    Any help would be appreciated.


    July 8, 2010 at 10:34 am

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