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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.… – 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
up vote 1 down vote accepted

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
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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 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
It's 2015 and this still is the solution :) – Mārtiņš Briedis Feb 12 '15 at 19:34

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