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edit : already printed on windows-machine

Ubuntu 12.04, LJ 1018.

I've tried making foo2zjs from sourse.

I've downloaded firmware and placed it where necessarily manually from here

I've also tried this - same as manual dowload but with some patches like stoping cups, etc..

I've fixed usbfs: process 11200 (usb) did not claim interface 0 before use problems using sudo rmmod usblp as described here.

And now I have

Aug 10 11:51:59 pav /usr/sbin/hplj1018: foo2zjs: usb://HP/LaserJet%201018?serial=KP07RLV... download failed.
Aug 10 11:51:59 pav /usr/sbin/hplj1018: foo2zjs: loading HP LaserJet 1018 firmware /lib/firmware/hp/sihp1018.dl to CUPS USB device ...

error.

Before that prinet was stucking on "Sending data to printer". Now it's code is "Not connected".

Unless

ben@pav:~$ lsusb 
...
Bus 001 Device 015: ID 03f0:4117 Hewlett-Packard LaserJet 1018

Thank you.

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Hp printers work out of box, try reconnecting it. –  BigSack Aug 11 '12 at 13:43
    
@BigGenius, 10хх series need to be pre-reflashed with official firmware, as far as I understood. And it doesn't work in Ubuntu. Or I've made something wrong. Anyway, everything is printed already. –  MInner Aug 11 '12 at 13:52
    
please select the answer as accepted –  cipricus Jan 23 '13 at 16:21
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up vote 5 down vote accepted

Solved my problem by using the Terminal to install the driver. Open the Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run this command:

sudo hp-setup

Trying without sudo could not install the driver.

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this seems like the answer. in 12.04, the driver is already installed (hplip) and connecting the printer asks for proprietary plugins and opens a terminal procedure that does not seem to work. other methods that i tried didn't work, but doing what is said here opens a HP GUI installer that does all the job, including adding the printer –  cipricus Jan 23 '13 at 16:17
    
I noticed that the printer needs to be turned on while booting ubuntu, otherwise it does not work (you can manually copy the firmware after boot, but I do not remember the exact locations from/where to copy). –  lenooh Jun 25 at 21:35
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