Installation problems with HP LaserJet 1300 (and 1200)

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Re: Installation problems with HP LaserJet 1300 (and 1200)

Postby ulupoi » Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:52 pm

Thank you for doing all the testing. Now I'll know what to do the next time I have to reinstall a 1300.

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Re: Installation problems with HP LaserJet 1300 (and 1200)

Postby ulupoi » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:13 am

ulupoi wrote:By the way, here's an update on installing the HP LaserJet 1200 in Linux Mint Xfce.

HP LaserJet 1200 installation instructions
1) HPLIP installs a postscript driver, and while the print quality of graphics is high, printing is so slow as to make it completely impractical. Use the following method, instead, to install a more practical driver. Got it from https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2160695
2) Log into Administrator account: spadmin
3) Open terminal
4) Enter: system-config-printer
5) This opens CUPS
6) Click on: + Add
7) Select: HP Laserjet 1200
8) Select: Connection: USB
9) Forward
10) Let it search for drivers
11) Select HP: Laserjet 1200: HP LaserJet 1200- CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.13 [en]
12) To change the driver of an already installed LaserJet 1200:
13) Log into Administrator account: spadmin
14) Open terminal
15) Enter: system-config-printer
16) This opens CUPS
17) Click on: HP_Laserjet_1200
18) Select: Printer: Properties
19) Make and Model: click Change
20) Select HP: Laserjet 1200: HP LaserJet 1200- CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.13 [en]


Typo: Replace "spadmin" with the name of your administrator account.


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