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[SOLVED ] HP LaserJet not printing

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:15 pm
by Arkisto
Hi
I'm very new to Linux, please be gentle :-)

Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon ver. 3.8.9
(the only system, installed about week ago on Intel© Core™2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz × 2 computer )

After connecting my printer (HP LaserJet 1018) i can see Linux recognizing it.
Trying to [Print test page], then [Print Self-Test Page]. In both cases the system is telling me "Printing on HP printer", then "Printing completed".
Sadly, my printer is just sitting there, doing nothing.
Any help ?

Re: HP LaserJet not printing

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:34 pm
by killer de bug
And if you try to print a real document? Like a 1 page pdf?

Re: HP LaserJet not printing

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:21 pm
by Arkisto
killer de bug wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:34 pm
And if you try to print a real document? Like a 1 page pdf?
Exactly the same situation: "printing"... "completed"... but nothing done :-(

Re: HP LaserJet not printing

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:14 am
by lsemmens
Have a look at the HPLIP drivers downloaded from the software manager. They might be all you need. Works for my Laser Printer.

Re: HP LaserJet not printing

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:33 am
by srq2625
This should be a simple matter of installing the HP drivers from the Linux Mint repositories. Please see the page noted in my signature for a short tutorial.

Re: HP LaserJet not printing

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:17 am
by Arkisto
srq2625 wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:33 am
This should be a simple matter of installing the HP drivers from the Linux Mint repositories. Please see the page noted in my signature for a short tutorial.
BIG thank you :-)
Problem solved with your help.

Re: HP LaserJet not printing

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:51 am
by srq2625
Arkisto wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:17 am
BIG thank you :-)
Problem solved with your help.
I'm glad you got it sorted! :D