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HP1020 installation problem

Postby Mudak » Mon Mar 24, 2008 3:36

i have a miniSab dual boot setup with xp. I can install my hp1020 printer. The manuals that are online are not helpful for me . Please help.
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Re: HP1020 installation problem

Postby xlnagla » Mon Mar 24, 2008 3:40

Well, now I can go into great depth! Open up a terminal and type in sudo kcontrol, entering the root password when it prompts you. Expand peripherals on the side menu and choose printers. on the bottom of the new right-hand-side page it should say Print System currently used: _____. Change that to CUPS. then just use the wizard add->new printer and it'll set up well. If that doesn't work, then post back here.

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Re: HP1020 installation problem

Postby Mudak » Mon Mar 24, 2008 3:50

ok i did everything but the wizard does not have my hp1020 driver option
What shoul i do?
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Re: HP1020 installation problem

Postby xlnagla » Mon Mar 24, 2008 3:51

most hp models use the same driver - choose the one closest in number to yours that has the same features. (ie if it's a lazerjet choose a laserjet, if it's an inkjet choose an inkjet, if it's an all-in-one choose an all-in-one). As a matter of fact, the new kcontrol interface has just reduced it to choosing inkjet, laserjet, or all-in-one for hp products.

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Re: HP1020 installation problem

Postby Mudak » Mon Mar 24, 2008 3:59

chose 1015. does not work.((
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Re: HP1020 installation problem

Postby xlnagla » Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:02

does the test page print, does it give an error message, and did you remember to add yourself to the list of allowed users?

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Re: HP1020 installation problem

Postby Mudak » Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:03

no error, just does not print
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Re: HP1020 installation problem

Postby Mudak » Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:05

how do i add myself to the allowable users.
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Re: HP1020 installation problem

Postby xlnagla » Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:10

right-click it and choose print test page to verify it works. To add yourself as a user easiest thing to do is just reinstall it and when the allowed/dissallowed users thing comes up remember to add yourself. OOOOOOO I forgot on terminal/konsole "sudo emerge hplip"
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Re: HP1020 installation problem

Postby xlnagla » Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:15

sorry that's all I can do for tonight - I guess just use windows or seek the help of another on the forums.
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