The printer works fine with Ubuntu 18 and linuxMint 20.1 with the foomatic driver. On PiOs The installed CUPS & HPLIP result in a strange colour for Black

The result from dpkg is "dpkg -l hplip

ii hplip 3.18.12+dfsg0-2+b2 armhf HP Linux Printing and Imaging System (HPLIP) "

I can't find a way to download the driver, eg.wget -O foo2zjs.tar.gz

FAILS with

" wget -O foo2zjs.tar.gz http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/foo2zjs.tar.gz --2021-06-04 10:14:56-- http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/foo2zjs.tar.gz Resolving foo2zjs.rkkda.com (foo2zjs.rkkda.com)... Connecting to foo2zjs.rkkda.com (foo2zjs.rkkda.com)||:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found 2021-06-04 10:14:57 ERROR 404: Not Found."

Is there a way to update hplip or get the foomatic driver

2 Answers 2


I had the same issues with my HP CP 1215 and I found it uses "root" for the login name instead of "pi".

What I did was to change the password for "root" to the same one I use for "pi" then the installation will work correctly.

e.g.: sudo passwd root

  • Thanks for sharing your experience. I'm afraid it didn't help I still can't find the right driver and the colour of black is still odd. I'm beginning to suspect the driver is only available for 64bit systems.
    – Fredca
    Commented Jun 10, 2021 at 16:04

I have installed poios 64bit on a pi 4 and installed HPLip then

$sudo su


and chose hp color laserjet cp1025nw (not cp1025) and it works. Must be 64bit driver.

  • What is poios? I don't think you mean a village in Portugal. Commented Oct 8, 2021 at 10:43

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.