I am trying to get my HP Laser-Jet 1020 to work with my Ubuntu 18.04 installation. I have successfully installed
hplip from HP's official website, but it does not seem to work as Ubuntu seems to like the foomatic driver more and will refuse to print on any other driver than that. I have tried to do change the make and model to hplip 3.19.1 from printer properties, but it will no longer work. I made sure that I had all dependencies. I also did
hp-setup -i, both interactive and trought GUI, with similar results. The plugins were installed successfully, same for the setup and firmware, but at best, the printer will only print one-sided documents. There are no installable options in the printer properties and there is no duplexer installed check-box to be checked.(except when i try to use hplip 3.19 with the proprietary plugin, but that does not even print) In all other apps, the double sided printing option is disabled (grayed out). Any suggestions ?
P.S. I did:
sudo apt-get purge hplip and
sudo apt-get autoremove and
sudo apt-get autoclean, just so I can start clean.
Other funny thing was that although I installed hplip 3.19.,
dpkg -l hplip was still displaying version 3.17 installed.