foo2oak - Linux printer driver for OAKT protocol (HPLJ1500 etc.)

Distribution: CentOS 6
Repository: Nux Dextop i386
Package name: foo2oak
Package version: 0.20111105
Package release: 2.el6.nux
Package architecture: i686
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 434.63 KB
Download size: 219.14 KB
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foo2oak is a printer driver for printers that use the Oak Technology (now Zoran) OAKT protocol for their print data, such as the HP Color LaserJet 1500, Kyocera KM-1635 and the Kyocera KM-2035. These printers are often erroneously referred to as winprinters or GDI printers. However, Microsoft GDI only mandates the API between an application and the printer driver, not the protocol on the wire between the printer driver and the printer. In fact, OAKT printers are raster printers which happen to use a fairly efficient wire protocol which was developed by Oak Technology and licensed by some printer manufacturers for at least some of their product lines. OAKT is just one of many wire protocols that are in use today, such as Postscript, PCL, Epson, ZjStream, etc. Users of this package are requested to visit the author's web page at and consider contributing.



  • foo2oak = 0.20111105-2.el6.nux
  • foo2oak(x86-32) = 0.20111105-2.el6.nux

    Install Howto

    1. Download the latest nux-dextop-release rpm from
    2. Install nux-dextop-release rpm:
      # rpm -Uvh nux-dextop-release*rpm
    3. Install foo2oak rpm package:
      # yum install foo2oak


    • /usr/bin/foo2oak
    • /usr/bin/foo2oak-wrapper
    • /usr/bin/oakdecode
    • /usr/share/cups/model/Generic-OAKT_Printer.ppd.gz
    • /usr/share/cups/model/HP-Color_LaserJet_1500.ppd.gz
    • /usr/share/cups/model/Kyocera-KM-1635.ppd.gz
    • /usr/share/cups/model/Kyocera-KM-2035.ppd.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/foo2oak-0.20111105/COPYING
    • /usr/share/doc/foo2oak-0.20111105/ChangeLog
    • /usr/share/doc/foo2oak-0.20111105/INSTALL
    • /usr/share/doc/foo2oak-0.20111105/README
    • /usr/share/doc/foo2oak-0.20111105/manual.pdf
    • /usr/share/foomatic/db/source/driver/foo2oak-z1.xml
    • /usr/share/foomatic/db/source/driver/foo2oak.xml
    • /usr/share/foomatic/db/source/opt/foo2oak-BitsPerPlane.xml
    • /usr/share/foomatic/db/source/opt/foo2oak-ColorMode.xml
    • /usr/share/foomatic/db/source/opt/foo2oak-ICM.xml
    • /usr/share/foomatic/db/source/opt/foo2oak-InputSlot.xml
    • /usr/share/foomatic/db/source/opt/foo2oak-MediaType.xml
    • /usr/share/foomatic/db/source/opt/foo2oak-z1-Duplex.xml
    • /usr/share/foomatic/db/source/opt/foo2oak-z1-InputSlot.xml
    • /usr/share/foomatic/db/source/opt/foo2oak-z1-MediaType.xml
    • /usr/share/foomatic/db/source/opt/foo2oak-z1-PageSize.xml
    • /usr/share/foomatic/db/source/printer/Generic-OAKT_Printer.xml
    • /usr/share/foomatic/db/source/printer/HP-Color_LaserJet_1500.xml
    • /usr/share/foomatic/db/source/printer/Kyocera-KM-1635.xml
    • /usr/share/foomatic/db/source/printer/Kyocera-KM-2035.xml
    • /usr/share/man/man1/foo2oak-wrapper.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/foo2oak.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/oakdecode.1.gz