Installing hplip on Ubuntu 18.04

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I am trying to install a HP LaserJet 1018 printer on Ubuntu 18.14. I cleaned my files for old hplip fragments and got the newest version 3.20.11 - it downloaded OK and extracted fine.

But the printer does not print, although it is shown to be well connected, and running a hp test (hp-check -t) shows that the installation of HPLIP was unsuccessful and the terminal cannot find the hplip download.

Can someone help me with this? (Please note that I am very much a learning novice in regards to using terminals in Ubuntu...)

Thanks in advance.

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

Why do you create a new question instead of continuing in ?

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

I do not know what you do, but your answer again is empty.
How do you expect us to be able to help?

Revision history for this message (x-ge-u) said :

I replied to your email with the following:

1) Because the preceding suggestions from the person let me to a dead-end, and the I stopped following that path, as I thought it was useless to continues after a stated error.
2) I went 2 days with no further input on my previous question, so I thought it could be abandoned.
3) Because I hoped to follow what you suggested, but I gave up after using search-engines, and then I thought it was easiest to solve the problem, if I could focus on your plan.

The email I get says that it will post my answers. Obviously, it doesn't.

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

Is HPLIP now installed on you r computer or not?
And if yes, which version?

Revision history for this message (x-ge-u) said :

I ran the uninstall/install as you suggested. I believe hplip-3.20.11 got installed but with this error in the end:

error: The device you are trying to setup requires a binary plug-in. Some functionalities may not work as expected without plug-ins. Please run 'hp-plugin' as normal user to install plug-ins. Visit for more infomation.

I am stuck here.

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shivani mandora (shivani1708) said :

Hi ,

Install plugin file from below location:

Install it via sh command

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