Benaiah\’s Computer Experiences

July 27, 2007

Installing a HP LaserJet 1012 on Ubuntu Feisty

Filed under: HP 1012, Linux, Printing, ubuntu — Benaiah @ 4:10 pm

Update:  These instructions also worked in Ubuntu Gutsy (7.10)

The LaserJed 1012 is supported by HP so it is a very easy printer to install.

Download the HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (HPLIP) from here.

Move the file from the download location to your home folder. If you downloaded the file to a directory other than your desktop change the following command accordingly:

mv /home/username/Desktop/ /home/username (where “username” is your usernam)

Run the Self-Extracting Installer:


When prompted choose the automatic installation mode.

At the end of the install you are instructed to restart your computer and run

sudo hp-setup

This didn’t work for me, hp-setup never started so I just used the Ubuntu “Add a Printer”

System >> Administration >> Printing >> New Printer

Follow the steps, choosing the “HP LaserJet 1012” driver.

Your printer should now work!


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