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Old 07-28-2007, 01:26 PM   #1
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Arrow printer hp1020 not working in Fedora cora 7


i did dual booting window XP and Fedora Core 7 on my system

fedora is so attractive that i have decided to shift to Linux

operating system though i am not familiar with CLI mode

i m using KDE and Gnome both but mainly KDE

now i am facing two main problems

printer hp1020 Laser Jet not working ,when i press print it give message

like this ( for pdf documents )

name : HP_laserjet_1020
state : idle (accepting jobs)
Type : HP Laserjet 1010 Foomatic/hpijs (recommended)

and some time no message as above ( while working with open office files)

but there is no print out

kindly help me how to install printer if it has not
already been

another problem is mouse
some time mouse stick at top left of desktop which is very irritating
kindly help me i want to get rid from window XP as automatic updates etc eat lot of my Data download MB

with regards

gurbax singh

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Old 07-28-2007, 03:19 PM   #2
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Have you setup the printer and if so how? From the cups server or from the printer tool?

I would install from cups server interface. Open a browser and enter this address.

Check out info on the printer from here for recommended driver and then read up on the driver to setup in cups.

Not checked it but mentions using HPIJS driver which is the HPLIP project.

I checked the cups site and says using fooz something but it mentions it mostly works. Seems this is one of the few HP models that are not perfect.


Last edited by Brian1; 07-28-2007 at 03:21 PM.
Old 07-28-2007, 03:28 PM   #3
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Installing Laserjet1020

Have you install the LaserJet correctly? If not try this step.

1. Create temporary folder /printdriver and download foo2zjs driver (

# mkdir /printdriver
# cd /printdriver
# wget
2. Create temporary folder /printdriver and extract foo2zjs.tar.gz to the directory.

# tar xvzf foo2zjs.tar.gz
3. Prepare your original Laserjet 1020 CD and copy hp1020.img from the CD to foo2zjs directory. Rename the file to sihp1020.img.

4. Compile and install the driver

# cd /printdriver/foo2zjs 
# make
# make install
# make install-hotplug
4. Make sure the printer is correctly installed. Connect the USB printer cable to the computer. The printer will start to make some sound. Wait until the sound is gone.

5. Type dmesg in bash

# dmesg
Look at the result. You should see something like this

usb 3-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 6
usb 3-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
drivers/usb/class/usblp.c: usblp0: USB Bidirectional printer dev 6 if 0 alt 0 proto 2 vid 0x03F0 pid 0x2B17
If you do see something like the above code, than your printer is correctly installed.

6.Configure printing quee

# printconf-gui
Click new → fill with name laserjet1020 → fill the short description → Queue-type: Locally Connected and /dev/usb/lp0 → choose HP LaserJet 1020.

7. Finished. Print a test page to verify it.

You can get more reference at


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