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Printing to an HP Laserjet 1020 from FreeBSD 8 using CUPS and foo2zjs

This is an update to my post for FreeBSD 7. I’ve now upgraded to FreeBSD 8 and things are done a bit differently.
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Printing to an HP Laserjet 1020 from FreeBSD using CUPS and foo2zjs

I’m setting up my Soekris box as a printer server. The printer is a Hewlett Packard Laserjet 1020. I’m running FreeBSD 7-Stable as the operating system and I want to use CUPS as the print manager.

There are a few guides around that show parts of how to do this, but I didn’t find one that had it all in one place. Hence this post.

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Installing FreeBSD on a Soekris net5501 using PXE and dnsmasq

I’m the proud owner of a new Soekris net5501. This is a low power SBC (Single Board Computer) that I intend to use as a:

  • router,
  • firewall,
  • name server,
  • wireless access point,
  • VPN end-point,
  • PBX,
  • SMTP server,
  • IMAP server,
  • NTP server,
  • file server (both NFS and SMB),
  • UPS monitor,
  • print server,
  • database server, and
  • source control server

for my home network. My preferred operating system is FreeBSD and I’m installing the most recent stable release – 7.2.

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