Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 04-01-2016, 09:27 PM   #1
Registered: Oct 2015
Posts: 40

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
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, 08:37 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Minnesota, US
Distribution: Fedora, Linux Mint, Ubuntu
Posts: 1,600

Rep: Reputation: 352Reputation: 352Reputation: 352Reputation: 352
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:

~$ 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, 10:19 AM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: Feb 2007
Distribution: Slackware64-current with "True Multilib."
Posts: 3,600
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 950Reputation: 950Reputation: 950Reputation: 950Reputation: 950Reputation: 950Reputation: 950Reputation: 950
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,


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 10:25 AM.
Old 04-03-2016, 10:05 PM   #4
LQ Guru
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Virginia, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Debian, Mageia, and whatever VMs I happen to be playing with
Posts: 12,788
Blog Entries: 17

Rep: Reputation: 3316Reputation: 3316Reputation: 3316Reputation: 3316Reputation: 3316Reputation: 3316Reputation: 3316Reputation: 3316Reputation: 3316Reputation: 3316Reputation: 3316
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, 03:41 PM   #5
Registered: Oct 2015
Posts: 40

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
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.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Will samsung kies work with linux mint 17 tony044 Linux - Newbie 3 01-30-2015 10:51 AM
USB stick does not work in Linux Mint 17.10 dancing monkey Linux - Newbie 27 01-29-2015 01:12 PM
Graphics cards that work with Linux Mint 12 cetf2011 Linux - Hardware 2 02-19-2012 05:58 AM
iPod Touch 2G does not work on Linux Mint 10 rameshkarthik Linux - Newbie 2 04-24-2011 02:04 PM
does anybody know how to get safari 5 to work in linux mint 64? UNIXSOLDIER187 Linux - Newbie 11 12-28-2010 08:06 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:51 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration