Using the HP1018 printer with Debian GNU/Linux
Printing from Linux on the HP1010 is not very difficult to set up.
I use Cups for printing.
Howto use the HP1018 with Linux
Proceed with the following steps in the following order.
- First install Cups
- Then install firmware
- Connect printer to the usb port on the computer
- Turn the printer on
- Configure Cups
Installing Cups on Debian:
pt-get install foomatic-db foo2zjs cups cups-pdf psutils foomatic-db-hpijs foomatic-db-gutenprint
Install the firmware
The following command installs the firmware:
getweb 1018 ; arm2hpdl sihp1018.img > /usr/share/foo2zjs/firmware/sihp1018.dl
After issuing this command, turn the printer on and configure cups.
If you omit this step, then the computer signal the jobs as done, but the printer does not show any activity.
After installing the firmware, connect the printer to the USB port of the computer. Next turn it on. Now type the command lsusb. Check that your computer has recognized your printer. If not, some kernel modules might be missing.
Start a webbrowser on the machine and point it to http://localhost:631. Add a new printer and configure it. Most of the time Cups will provide the right default values.