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Old 04-09-2008, 09:25 AM   #1
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Unhappy install HP laserjet 1018 with ubuntu


I still have not learnt all terminal commands for linux but I am getting there. i want to install an HP laserjet 1018, linux see's the printer but that's as far as it goes. Can any one help as I am at my wits end!!
 
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Have got cups installed yet? If not, then install it using your package manager. You didn't say what distro, please include that if you need more direction getting cups installed.

Then go here --> http://www.openprinting.org/show_pri...-LaserJet_1018

This is the driver that is available to support your printer. Install it, you will find instructions on that site. Usually the driver is available through your package manager, so look there first.

Once the driver is installed, then open a web browser, and enter http://localhost:631 and the graphical interface for managing cups and installing printers shows up.

There is online doc in cups. You need to log in as root to add a printer. Once it is added, you don't need to be root to manage printing.

Post back any specific questions or problems you may have.
 
Old 04-10-2008, 10:26 AM   #3
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Thanks for your help Cliff. First time I have seen the CUPS screen. All nice and easy to use. However, when the system asks for username & password it won't accept it. According to the documentation, I should use my normal details which I have tried but it just won't work.

Any ideas?
 
Old 04-10-2008, 10:38 AM   #4
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To add a printer, you must use user - root and your root password. If you log in as a normal user, you are limited in what you can do. You can display job queues and printer status etc, but not administer the system.

Hope this helps.
 
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However, when the system asks for username & password it won't accept it.
(k)ubuntu does things differently. On my system "cups" is accessed through SystemSettings -> Printers. Then look for the [Administrator Mode] Button, click it and give your password.

You may also need this link to get the HP1018 working: http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/
Read that site first.

If you can find a PPD file for the HP1018 somewhere, that may well be helpful too.
 
Old 04-11-2008, 09:53 AM   #6
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To add a printer, you must use user - root and your root password. If you log in as a normal user, you are limited in what you can do. You can display job queues and printer status etc, but not administer the system.

Hope this helps.


Thanks I will give this a try.
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:56 AM   #7
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(k)ubuntu does things differently. On my system "cups" is accessed through SystemSettings -> Printers. Then look for the [Administrator Mode] Button, click it and give your password.

You may also need this link to get the HP1018 working: http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/
Read that site first.

If you can find a PPD file for the HP1018 somewhere, that may well be helpful too.


Typical. I like Ubuntu but it does tend to be a little different. Thanks for your input. will let you know.
Phil
 
Old 04-11-2008, 10:28 AM   #8
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Just in case you are interested, you can enable root user in Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xububtu....

I did, got fed up with sudo.
 
  


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