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Old 04-01-2016, 08:27 PM   #1
joeinslw
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Angry HP does not work in Linux Mint


Does anyone know why my HP Laserjet 1018 will not work on Linux Mint OS?
Funny thing is I had Ubuntu OS, and the Dell C1765 all in one printer would not work, but the HP would, now that I switched to Linux Mint, just the opposite has happened the HP won't work, and the Dell does, but not all functions work.
Before I switched I read that Linux Mint would have all the software and drivers I need for these Microsoft machines, but it's not the case, they won't work.
Even the Dell C1765 all in one doesn't work completely in Linux Mint, it prints OK, but the scanner or fax does not work, the software disc that came with the machine won't load, and I have looked and looked for drivers online and in the system software, but everything I have tried does not work, nothing seems compatible, all I get are errors, and crashes.
Does anyone know why?
 
Old 04-03-2016, 07:37 AM   #2
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I don't have a Laserjet, but I do have a couple of HP printers, both of which work with Ubuntu and Fedora. I use cups to set up the printers. Here are the HP packages I've got installed on Ubuntu:

Code:
~$ dpkg -l *hp* | grep ^ii
ii  hplip                        3.16.3+repack0-1    amd64        HP Linux Printing and Imaging System (HPLIP)
ii  hplip-data                   3.16.3+repack0-1    all          HP Linux Printing and Imaging - data files
ii  libhpmud0:amd64              3.16.3+repack0-1    amd64        HP Multi-Point Transport Driver (hpmud) run-time libraries
ii  libpathplan4                 2.38.0-12ubuntu2    amd64        rich set of graph drawing tools - pathplan library
ii  libsane-hpaio:amd64          3.16.3+repack0-1    amd64        HP SANE backend for multi-function peripherals
ii  printer-driver-hpcups        3.16.3+repack0-1    amd64        HP Linux Printing and Imaging - CUPS Raster driver (hpcups)
ii  printer-driver-postscript-hp 3.16.3+repack0-1    all          HP Printers PostScript Descriptions
 
Old 04-03-2016, 09:19 AM   #3
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HP provides Linux drivers for all their printers and all-in-one office products.
Make sure CUPS is installed and open a browser and type in,

localhost:631

in the location bar (where you type in the URL) and hit enter and take it from there.

Last edited by cwizardone; 04-03-2016 at 09:25 AM.
 
Old 04-03-2016, 09:05 PM   #4
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Do you have HPLIP (the HP driver package) installed? It's in the Mint repos. Note that the base driver package and GUI front-end (hp-toolbox on the command line) are often two separate packages.

Once you have them installed, try using hp-toolbox or hp-setup to install the printer.
 
Old 05-20-2016, 02:41 PM   #5
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HPLIP software packages

I have all three packages of the HPLIP, GUI, and Data loaded to the computer, but it still will not work, and I have been trying for several weeks. I had two printers, this HP 1018 Laser printer and the Dell C1765nfw. The Dell printed, but would not scan, copy, or fax through the computer, because the play memories software would not load.
However the Dell is gone now, permanently broken, I have ordered a new one that is supposed to be Linux compatible, we will see when I get it, but for now I have no printer.
 
  


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