Monday, June 02, 2008

Install HP LaserJet 1018 printer on Debian systems.
Part II. About hotplug.

Now, when printer was configured and work for you, you may want the hotplug system loads firmware to your device instead of typing command cat /usr/share/foo2zjs/firmware/sihp1018.dl > /dev/usb/lp0 every cycle turn of/on.

To configure hotplug, you can use the instruction on foo2zjs homepage. See Part I for that link. But then you must download source of foo2zjs, make it and then make install-hotplug. Be sure to read /etc/hotplug/usb/hplj1000 (a bash script) and in this file clearly show the place of your device (/dev/usb/lp0).

Instead, you can take that file from my system. Put it in /etc/hotplug/usb/. Give it executable properties and make link(s):

# mv hplj1000 /etc/hotplug/usb/
# chmod a+x /etc/hotplug/usb/hplj1000
# cd /etc/hotplug/usb
# ln -s hplj1000 hplj1018

Maybe, you need to restart cupsys service. And then turn on printer. It should work now.

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