[ubuntu-za] HP Laserjet M1005 multifunction printer/scanner

William Walter Kinghorn williamk at dut.ac.za
Wed Jul 31 05:34:53 UTC 2013

Hi Chris,

What version of Ubuntu are you running,  I run 12.04, and must install the latest driver to get my multifunction printer to work

from : http://sourceforge.net/projects/hplip/

look here also : http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/index.html

From: ubuntu-za-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com [ubuntu-za-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] on behalf of Chris Schoonbee [cmschoonbee at mweb.co.za]
Sent: 30 July 2013 23:37
To: Ubuntu South African Local Community
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-za] HP Laserjet M1005 multifunction printer/scanner

On 30/07/2013 18:54, Bruce Pieterse wrote:
> On 30/07/2013 18:01, Chris Schoonbee wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> Does anyone else have a USB HP Laserjet M1005 printer/scanner?
>> If so, are you able to scan using simple-scan with it?
>> It is my father's computer and printer.  The printer functionality
>> works without any problems but I cannot get the scanner to work.
>> hp-probe detects the device but simple-scan just hangs when I try to
>> scan.  It does not complain about connecting to the device etc, just
>> has those rotating circles.
>> I have tried without success using Ubuntu 13.04 on his desktop and
>> 12.10 on his laptop.
>> Any advice would be appreciated.
>> Chris
> Hi,
> I've had this problem before with another HP MFP. If I remember
> correctly, the only way I got it to work was by installing the package
> hplip-gui. You can just try and install the package libsane-hpaio and
> try to see if simple-scan then recognizes the device. If it doesn't,
> try installing the hplip-gui package, setup the printer again using
> the hplip driver and try simple-scan again.

I have hplip and libsane-hpaio installed already.  But I will try
hplip-gui tomorrow and see if that makes any difference.

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