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I just want my LaserJet 1000 printer to work with Ubuntu live CD and save the settings.

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I thought Ubuntu already had hplip to work with LaserJet 1000 little box. But when I connect the printer it causes an error and won't download the required plugin for my printer.

Any help will be appreciated.

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marked as duplicate by karel, belacqua, BuZZ-dEE, falconer, mikewhatever Jan 14 '14 at 20:11

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I remember that it required some serious hassle to get it working... Anyways, try this link: HP Laserjet 1000 series driver and download the driver and get it installed. If i remember correctly, that was the one you had to install, Ubuntu did not get you a open-source one on installation.

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That link goes straight to hplip? I thought ubuntu 12.04 already has hplip ?.. Can you explain further why I need to re download it if its already installed in Bantu 12.04 isn't it already installed by default in the ubuntu 12.04 live cd? – UbuntuRokz Jan 13 '13 at 18:01
I tried download that link it goes to hplip and hplip comes back with error 500 which I'm told is a server problem by Shauna here on this forum – UbuntuRokz Jan 13 '13 at 18:04

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