HP LaserJet 1020
Hans Petter Selasky
hselasky at c2i.net
Sun Sep 11 02:03:23 PDT 2005
On Sunday 11 September 2005 02:07, Fernando Schapachnik wrote:
> I have a HP LaserJet 1020, which happens to be a "Win"-printer (that
> is, the driver does all the work). I found workable solutions for Linux,
> but they require to download a new firmware to the printer.
> When I do cat whatever > /dev/ultp0, it just hangs for a long while
> only to end with "Device busy". This happens with 4.11 and 6.0-BETA on two
> machines that can successfully print through the same USB port in Windows.
> It seems to be detected just fine:
> kernel: ulpt0: Hewlett-Packard HP LaserJet 1020, rev 2.00/1.00, addr 2,
> iclass 7/1
> kernel: ulpt0: using bi-directional mode
> Does anybody has experience with these printers or an idea why the OS
> can't talk to it?
You need find out what format your printer is using, before "cat"ing anything
to it. Typically is can be PS (postscript) or PCL.
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