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I would like to install my HP LaserJet 1005 (in Ubuntu 11.10), which is old, yet very solid laser printer. However, there are no HPLIP component (PPD) for my printer.

Q1: Can I use a PPD file from another (previous) HPLIP release ?

if the answer is YES,

Q2: Where can I find a specific PPD file for my laser printer ?

Thank you in advance for hints and answers :)

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It should be supported in 11.10 - ensure the hplip package is installed. hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/models/laserjet/… –  fossfreedom Oct 17 '11 at 16:34
    
Yes, I installed a synaptic, and have checked if HPLIP is installed. During HPLIP automatic install I receive a message: error: Plug-in file does not match its digital signature. File may have been corrupted or altered. Error code: 2 –  Vincenzo Oct 17 '11 at 18:24
    
try sudo apt-get purge hplip followed by sudo apt-get install hplip to clean up and reinstall the package. –  fossfreedom Oct 17 '11 at 18:31
    
Unfortunately, I got the same error message :( –  Vincenzo Oct 17 '11 at 18:46
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Possibly you are affected by this launchpad issue.

The recommendation is to download the latest hplip package from the HP website

Install the file:

cd ~/Downloads
sh hplip-3.11.10.run
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There is no HPLIP for 11.10 yet. Should I download one for 11.04 ? –  Vincenzo Oct 17 '11 at 19:21
    
click the "Download HPLip" button - it will download the file hplip-3.11.10.run file which you can save to your Downloads folder. –  fossfreedom Oct 17 '11 at 19:27
    
Many thanks for recommendations ! Know everything is working right :) ! I didn't expect it will work with HPLIP for Ubuntu 11.04 (I don't know if there is a difference in HPLIP builds for 11.04 and 11.10 :) –  Vincenzo Oct 17 '11 at 20:09
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