On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 3:38 AM, Neil Bothwick <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 19 Sep 2011 00:13:32 -0500, Paul Hartman wrote:
>> > What printer do you have. I use foo2zjs with a LaserJet 1022 and
>> > thought it was the only way, not that it causes me any problems.
>> I have the LaserJer 1020, foo2zjs used to be the only way to print for
>> me, too; by chance, I was looking at HPLIP the other day and saw 1020
>> was now in the supported printers list (it wasn't when I bought the
>> printer). Looks like 1022 is there, too.
> That's worth looking at, AFAICT the 1020 and 1022 are basically the same.
> Do you have any particular objection to foo2zjs or is it just an OCD
> attitude to not having unnecessary packages installed?
It never worked easily for me, I always had to spend 45 minutes
screwing around with the printer to get anything to come out.
Conflicts with usblp module. Also, the installation process left some
things to be desired (e.g. foo2zjs webpage explicitly states not to
use distributions packages and to install it manually instead).
Basically it was always a hassle for me.
HPLIP is an official (and supported?) driver and seems to have all the
features that the Windows printer drivers have, which foo2zjs didn't
necessarily do (or do as easily). More importantly, it worked right
the first time I tried it.