1 Nov, 2007
I bought the HP LaserJet 1022 for £139 from PC world today. Not exactly cheap I know but I wanted a decent reliable printer to replace my melted Samsung ML-1610 which always gave slightly grey prints. The HP 1022 does exactly what it says on the tin. It produces nice quality black and white prints very quickly.
The OpenPrinting page here suggests it works perfectly with Linux. It works perfectly now with Debian Etch but just following the Gnome CUPS wizard didn't do it. In playing around I performed the following and but I'm not sure which step was the one that made it work.
Used the standard Gnome add printer wizard (gnome-cups-add) which auto-detected the printer and suggested the foo2zjs driver.
Installed sudo apt-get install foo2zjs. Not sure why it why it wasn't already installed since I'd selected it in the wizzard.
Plugged it into a USB 2.0 plug rather than 1.1
Visited http://localhost:631/printers/ and clicked "Print Test Page"
It then printed the CUPS test page and still works fine even when connected to a USB 1.1 port. It still won't print a test page from the Gnome CUPS manager though but prints from anywhere else so it is possible it was working straight away anyway before I started trying other things.
Anyway, bottom line is that it seems to work perfectly on Debian Etch so you can buy with confidence.
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