HP Laserjet P1006 does not work on my new Linux laptop (PureOS)

Asked by John Fox on 2019-01-30

My HP Laserjet P1006 printer was identified and installed automatically in the printers menu and I set as default. However, I press print testpage or try to print a document in libre office and nothing happens. I get a message that print was completed but the printer does nothing. The printer runs on Windows laptop without any issues.

I run the error journal and the following lines seem to be related:

Jan 22 22:06:23 laptop /hpfax[3703]: [3703]: error: Failed to create /var/spool/cups/tmp/.hplip
Jan 22 22:08:00 laptop systemd[1550]: Failed to start Tracker metadata database store and lookup manager.
Jan 22 22:19:51 laptop /hp-config_usb_printer[4486]: hp-config_usb_printer[4486]: error: hp-systray must be running. Run 'hp-systray &' in a terminal.
Jan 22 22:19:51 laptop /hp-config_usb_printer[4486]: hp-config_usb_printer[4486]: error: HP Device plugin's are not installed. Please install plugin's using hp-plugin command.
Jan 22 22:19:55 laptop /hp-firmware[4491]: [4491]: error: Firmware file '/usr/share/hplip/data/firmware/hp_laserjet_p1006.fw.gz' not found.
Jan 22 22:19:55 laptop /hp-firmware[4491]: hp-firmware[4491]: error: Firmware download failed.

I am new in the Linux world and would really appreciate any advise how to solve this.

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John Fox (jo.fox) said : #1

Anyone who could help?

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