Can't print to HP LJ 1020 using foo2zjs and CUPS

Klaus thorres at
Fri Oct 9 20:21:34 UTC 2015

Alnis Morics schrieb:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to set up HP LaserJet 1020 on 10.2-RELEASE with CUPS and 
> foo2zjs. That worked on previous versions of FreeBSD, although there 
> were changes with devices to use (I gues it was ulpt to ugen and back to 
> ulpt in 10.0).
> But now none of them works for me.
> If I use ulpt, the moment I plug in the printer or turn it on:
> ugen3.2: <Hewlett-Packard> at usbus3 (disconnected)
> ugen3.2: <Hewlett-Packard> at usbus3
> ugen3.2: <Hewlett-Packard> at usbus3 (disconnected)
> ugen3.2: <Hewlett-Packard> at usbus3
> ulpt0: <Hewlett-Packard HP LaserJet 1020, class 0/0, rev 2.00/1.00, addr 
> 2> on usbus3
> ulpt0: using bi-directional mode
> ulpt0: offline
> CUPS doesn't find this printer. I can still add it manually but when I 
> try to print, nothing happens, and there are no error messages. I found 
> out that it is exactly after the firmware is downloaded that ulpt0 turns 
> offline (should it?).
> If I use ugen (rebuilt CUPS with LIBUSB, moved away 
> /boot/kernel/ulpt.ko), then CUPS detects the printer but no firmware 
> gets downloaded, and, of course, I can't print. When I try to send the 
> firmware manually
> cat /usr/share/foo2zjs/firmware/sihp1020.dl > /dev/ugen3.2 (or 
> /dev/usb/3.2.0)
> the result is an input/output error.
> Any ideas of what might be wrong or how it should work now?
> Permissions in /etc/devfs.rules:
> # Begin printers_foo2zjs (added by foo2zjs/freebsd-install)
> [printers_foo2zjs=42]
> add path 'ulpt*' mode 0660 group cups
> add path 'unlpt*' mode 0660 group cups
> add path 'ugen*' mode 0660 group cups
> add path 'usb/*' mode 0770 group cups
> # End printers_foo2zjs (added by foo2zjs/freebsd-install)
> Thanks,
> Alnis


I think that is a conflict between the module for ugen and module for
I had this problem to and I solved it by compiling the kernel without
the ulpt module.


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