[PC-BSD Testing] HP LaserJet 1022 Information

Ian Robinson fitchkendall at gmail.com
Wed Nov 16 06:14:58 PST 2011

On Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 3:00 PM,  Sebastian Rehne wrote to
<testing-request at lists.pcbsd.org> saying:

6) I can't configure the printer:  Printer: LaserJet 1022
I didn't found a appropiate driver, generic etc. didn't work.

The HP LaserJet 1000 series of printers (including the 1022) connect to the
computer with a USB cable.  This is probably caused some of the difficulty
getting drivers to work.

PCBSD includes the HP Linux Imaging and Printing software (HPLIP).  On the
one hand, a HPLIP FAQ suggests that drivers are not available when it says:

Question: Are drivers available for . . . LaserJet 1000 . . . ?
Answer: These are non-standard host based printers. Currently there are no
plans to support these printers in HPLIP.

[Source:  http://hplipopensource.com/node/93 ]

On the other hand,  that information may be outdated because HPLIP reports
that the HP LaserJet 1022 is a supported printer according to the table
this page:


You can go to a terminal and type "hp-check -t" (without the quotes) to get
an output of which printer-related programs are installed and running on
your system and whether anything is missing.  You might want to post the
output for some knowledgeable person to review.

Mac OSX users had problems getting a LaserJet 1000 series to work for lack
of drivers, but the Linux Foundation (link below) put together a couple of
programs to make the thing work:

Mac OSX Downloads Required:

#1 - hpijs-3.10.6
#2 – foomatic-RIP
#3 – ghostscript
#4 – foo2zjs

The how and why are detailed here:

Although the link relates specifically to Mac OSX and Darwin, the source
code might offer insight FreeBSD.

Ian Robinson
Salem, Ohio
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