Ok this one was a pain in the butt. I just bought a HP LaserJet 1020, and it wont run on my 64bit ubuntu or any other linux distro that I have tried out of the box. I do have windows system where I could have easily installed it with one flip of an installation CD. But I am not oging to give up so easily on this. Ubuntu recognizes the printer but it just wont print. So after searching the web for couple of hours and trying dozen differant methods I found this site that gives a step by step walkthrough of installing this printer.
Two things to note: 1) You will need Ubuntu in a installation CD or atleast mount ISO in the CD drive 2) you will have to do the last part every single time you want to print something.
Check this site out if you have this printer (HP LaserJet 1020). Here
Steps to configuring your LaserJet:
$ sudo apt-get install build-essential
$ wget -O foo2zjs.tar.gz http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/foo2zjs.tar.gz
$ tar -zxvf foo2zjs.tar.gz
$ cd foo2zjs
$ sudo make uninstall
$ ./getweb 1020
$ sudo make install install-hotplug cups
If it doesn’t work yet, try the following command.
$ sudo cat /usr/share/foo2zjs/firmware/sihp1020.dl > /dev/usb/lp0
You have to do the last step every time you want to print something.