Setup HP Laserjet 1120m over network with LPD

Polytropon freebsd at
Wed Aug 7 05:12:59 UTC 2013

On Tue, 6 Aug 2013 22:57:27 -0600 (MDT), Warren Block wrote:
> On Wed, 7 Aug 2013, Juris Kaminskis wrote:
> > 2013. gada 6. aug. 23:17 "Warren Block" <wblock at> rakst?ja:
> >       On Tue, 6 Aug 2013, Juris Kaminskis wrote:
> >
> >             after several trials and errors and reading through FreeBSD handbook I am
> >             at dead end on how to proceed further, hope someone can guide me.
> > 
> >
> >       Are you sure about that model number?  I can't find specs for a Laserjet 1120M.  There is a Laserjet M1120.  It's a Winprinter.
> >
> >       The file entries are confusing and use some non-base programs.  You may be mixing the base system's lpr/lpd with the CUPS versions of the same names from ports.
> >
> >       For plain lpr/lpd, I have this article:
> >
> > Model number: HP LaserJet M1120n MFP
> > 
> > I try your how-to in few days as it seems I need to redo whole config. I will post my results, thanks
> The Laserjet M1120 is a winprinter, which means it does not understand 
> plain text or common PDLs like PCL or PostScript.  There is 
> print/foo2zjs in ports, but it's meant to be used with CUPS.  I have not 
> tested it.

It seems that a HPLIP interface is available for this printer,
so it should probably work with CUPS and _maybe_ with the
normal means of printing (FreeBSD printer spooler plus a
printer filter that turns PS, the _default_ output language
for printing, into the specific non-standard language that
printer wants to be spoken to in).

I'm using a similar approach for a terrible Samsung color
laserprinter (foo2qpdl-wrapper in my specific case) which
I could easily integrate with the already mentioned CUPS,
as well as the normal system's printer subsystem.

However, I also have not tested if it works for the M1120,
because I prefer to use printers that work, that's why I
don't own such a thing. :-)

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