My HP P1005 is not printing

portanav

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Hi, I am new to Linux and just moved over from Windows10 to LinuxMint.

I have two HP printers on my Linux (Mint) one HP Laser P1005 and the other HP Desktop F4280. The Desktop printer is working fine and prints when a print command is sent; however my Laser printer does not print when a print command is sent. They are both USB printers. I just cannot figure out why it would not print. Both printers were configured by Linux when I connected them to the computer.

I hope someone can help me solve this, as I used my Laser printer the most.

Thanks,
Michael.
 


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I tried that, but it did not work.
What did work was I installed Hplip-gui and the Hplip-plugin and the printer is now working. Not sure which one did it, I am guessing the plugins.

I'm now learning this wonderful OS. I'll not go back to Windows10, that's for sure.

UPDATE: 26/11/2021
I discovered that apart from the above installs you must also do this -
sudo apt-get install hplip
sudo hp-setup -i

IF you get an error with the -i "unknown command" do not apply it to the command; It worked then.

Regards,
Michael.
 
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for control you make sure "cups" /enabled is installed then in a web browser you go to : http://localhost:631 this is what i see in screenshot .
 

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