HP LaserJet P1505 on Ubuntu Karmic

We recently bought a HP LaserJet P1505 printer and I was eager to try it out in my Ubuntu Machine. When I plugged in, a simple pop-up came in asking for my permission to download the hp plugin for the printer. I hit the yes button and, there you go the printer is ready. But neither of the prints came out. I was confused and ran a google search. After some hacks I got it working.

Follow these steps :

  1. Remove the currently installed foo2xqx driver from your ubuntu synaptic manager
  2. Do:  wget -O foo2zjs.tar.gz http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/foo2zjs.tar.gz
  3. Unpack:  tar zxf foo2zjs.tar.gz
  4. cd foo2zjs
  5. Compile: run make
  6. Get extra device dependent driver ./getweb P1505
  7. Install: sudo make install
  8. Restart cups: sudo make cups
  9. Plugin the printer to USB and turn it ON.
  10. You are now good to go.

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