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Old 08-23-2011, 10:25 PM   #1
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Hp 1020 leaser jet Printer doesn't work on slackware 13.1

when i attach HP 1020 leaser jet printer on slackware 13.1 via usb port it detects and display message "Ready to print", in printing window (start->setting->printing) it detects & its properties(Printer->properties) is

Description : Hewlett-Packard HP LaserJet 1020
Location : Divya
Device URL : usb://HP/LaserJet%201020?serial=JL2RQGQ
Make Mode : HP LaserJet 1020 hpijs, 3.10.2,requires proprietary[en](current)
HP LaserJet 1020 HP hpcups, 3.10.2, requires proprietary[en]

on click "print test page" button No any activity in printer and it does not print any thing. In document printing status window first it display processing status then after some time it display stopped status and all printing document is in queue in document printing status window. what's problem and how it will remove
Old 08-23-2011, 11:04 PM   #2
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In above printer state : /usr/libs/cups/filter/foomatic-rip-hplib failed when print test page button click
Old 08-24-2011, 03:28 AM   #3
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You should open the webinterface of cups in a browser, the adress is http://localhost:631

There you can configure the printers and configure the permissions, who is permitted to print!.

Old 08-24-2011, 10:45 AM   #4
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Your best option for this printer may be to spend a couple of minutes to compile and install the modified foo2jzs driver to be found at

This driver is supposed to support your HP LaserJet 1020, which I don't have. But I can say that this particular foo2jzs is the only way I've been able to get the CP 1025nw and the LaserJet Pro P1102w to print properly in Slackware 13.1 and various iterations of Ubuntu. So it may be worth your trying.
Old 08-24-2011, 08:31 PM   #5
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Go to and follow the instructions to install your driver, but before anything else, remove hplip and system-config-printer packages. Then configure CUPS and restart both your printer and CUPS (don't forget to compile hotplug too).
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