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    Does HP Laserjet 1018 work on Hardy?

    Does HP Laserjet 1018 work on Hardy?

    (I need a printer before I reinstall...)

    Nubbe

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    Re: Does HP Laserjet 1018 work on Hardy?

    Yes it does perfectly.

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    Re: Does HP Laserjet 1018 work on Hardy?

    I have that exact printer and I can guarantee that (at least on my box) it works perfectly. Was ready to print as soon as Hardy was installed, no tweaking needed at all.

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    Re: Does HP Laserjet 1018 work on Hardy?

    Cool, thanks.

    I'll take the plunge now.

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    Re: Does HP Laserjet 1018 work on Hardy?

    I am a first-time user of Ubuntu (8.4), but my HP 1018 does not work with it. The computer recognizes the printer and says it is ready to print the printer test page, but that test page never prints, nor do any office files. The installation seems to me peculiar; I'm going to delete the HP1018 from another computer where it does work and then re-install it there, just to see what the process is; I will then try to duplicate that process on my other computer with Ubuntu. Any suggestions would be appreciate.

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    Re: Does HP Laserjet 1018 work on Hardy?

    I tried to install the driver following the instructions at http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com and got the following result.

    X@X-desktop:~$ wget -O foo2zjs.tar.gz http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/foo2zjs.tar.gz

    --11:18:01-- http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/foo2zjs.tar.gz

    => `foo2zjs.tar.gz'

    Resolving foo2zjs.rkkda.com... 74.208.41.246

    Connecting to foo2zjs.rkkda.com|74.208.41.246|:80... connected.

    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK

    Length: 1,550,126 (1.5M) [application/x-tar]



    100%[================================================== ================================================== =============>] 1,550,126 616.83K/s



    11:18:07 (614.99 KB/s) - `foo2zjs.tar.gz' saved [1550126/1550126]



    X@X-desktop:~$ tar zxf foo2zjs.tar.gz

    X@X-desktop:~$ cd foo2zjs

    X@X-desktop:~/foo2zjs$ make

    #

    # Dependencies...

    #

    ***

    *** Error: /usr/include/stdio.h is not installed!

    ***

    *** Install Software Development (gcc) package

    *** for Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install build-essential

    ***

    make: *** [all-test] Error 1

    X@X-desktop:~/foo2zjs$



    I evidently need to install more software: the gcc package and sudo apt-get install. And what else?
    Any advice from people here would be much appreciated. If I do not need to use the Terminal to get this printer working, please tell me. Thanks.
    Last edited by Ludwig9; May 5th, 2008 at 04:38 PM. Reason: Some of it appears in the Greek alphabet!

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    Re: Does HP Laserjet 1018 work on Hardy?

    I have no idea why my previous post appears in the Greek alphabet. I will try again here. I have tried to install the foo2zjs driver for the HP 1018 by following the instructions at http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com but it tells me that I need more software: the gcc package and sudo.
    Any advice from members here would be appreciated. Do I really need to use Terminal to install this driver?
    And why did some of my previous post appear in the Greek alphabet? (as this one may also!)
    Last edited by Ludwig9; May 5th, 2008 at 06:40 PM.

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    Re: Does HP Laserjet 1018 work on Hardy?

    U need to install the package

    build-essential

    Btw, my 1018 doesn't work either...

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    Re: Does HP Laserjet 1018 work on Hardy?

    I'm not sure why it won't recognise it, I have had to compile the driver in the past though and so I'll try walking you through the install. We DO have to use Terminal unfortunately but don't be frightened of it, the installation is fairly straightforward but I can understand that it seems intimidating. Just copy and paste the commands exactly (remember to use CTRL, SHIFT and INSERT in Terminal to paste) and press ENTER after entering each command. Please make sure that you do do ALL the steps and in the right order and don't close the terminal between each step, you should be able to do all the steps in one terminal window.

    Delete whatever package you have downloaded already first as we'll download it again to make sure you have the right one.

    1. Open your terminal and enter the following:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install build-essential
    Enter your password and press ENTER again. Accept the dependencies by pressing "y" and then ENTER. Wait for the install to finish

    2. In your terminal, enter the following:

    Code:
    wget -O foo2zjs.tar.gz http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/foo2zjs.tar.gz
    3. When the file has downloaded, enter the following.

    Code:
    tar zxf foo2zjs.tar.gz
    4. Paste the following command:

    Code:
    cd foo2zjs
    5. Now comes time to make the driver. Paste the following:

    Code:
    make
    IMPORTANT: any errors at this stage then stop and post them back

    6. Assuming there were no errors (I don't anticipate any) then enter the following:

    Code:
    ./getweb 1018
    7. Enter the following command:

    Code:
    sudo make install
    If you get asked then enter your password and press ENTER.

    8. Enter the following command:

    Code:
    sudo make install-hotplug
    You shouldn't be asked for your password but if you then enter it.

    9. Unplug your printer and plug it back in again.

    10. Now restart CUPS

    Code:
    sudo make cups
    11. Now enter the following:

    Code:
    sudo system-config-printer
    This will (finally) bring you back into a GUI interface. Delete any printer that's obviously HP 1018 then click to Add A New Printer. Select the model and then when asked which PPD file to use, don't use the default but select Foomatic foo2zjs 1018 (can't remember exactly what it says now but it should be easily recongisable as something like that).

    12. Close the CUPS manager (not the terminal). Just to make sure, do one final restart of CUPS in Terminal:

    Code:
    sudo make cups
    Close the terminal, cross your fingers and hopefully the printer should now work!
    Last edited by sub2007; September 24th, 2008 at 10:14 PM.

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    Re: Does HP Laserjet 1018 work on Hardy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ludwig9 View Post
    I have no idea why my previous post appears in the Greek alphabet.
    Part of that post and parts of the other posts in this thread appeared to me in Greek letters, after I submitted the post although it (and the others) did not so appear to me before I clicked on Submit. I don't know why it did this; I am now using Windows, and it and the others appear to me in the English alphabet. I have no clue as to why.

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