Install HP LaserJet M1132 MFP printer for Ubuntu 12.04

With Ubuntu 12.04, HP LaserJet M1132 MFP Printer/Scanner almost works out of the box – the device is detected correctly but HP-setup must be run to enable printing/scanning. Here is what you gotta do:

(if you are looking for a guide on how to use the built-in scanner, then I have also made a guide for that here: LINK)

INSTALLATION:
1. Make sure that the HP LaserJet M1132 MFP is connected to the computer and power is turned on!
2. Open a terminal (pro-tip: press CTRL+ALT+T)
3. Run the following command in the terminal (pro-tip: paste the code into the terminal using CTRL+ALT+V, once you have copied the code from this website):
sudo hp-setup -i
4. Go through the setup process…
5. At some point, the program wants to download a proprietary binary file (hp-plugin) and that can take a couple of minutes to start downloading – be patient, it will start!
6. Once the setup has finished, printing should work without any problems…

Please write a comment if the guide works for you or if something does not work :-)

30 thoughts on “Install HP LaserJet M1132 MFP printer for Ubuntu 12.04

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  3. Hello,
    The above given procedure worked for me with Ultimate Edition 3.4 (Ubuntu 12.04) and HP Laserjet M1212nf MFP printer at first.
    Thanks and respects

  4. Thank you very much for this HowTo! It worked like a charm.
    HP somehow thinks you are root already this is probably why the installation through the GUI does not work.
    Ubuntu 12.4 – LJ M1132MFP

  5. it doesn’t work for me. after typing “sudo hp-setup -i ” i get :
    “HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.12.2)
    Printer/Fax Setup Utility ver. 9.0

    Copyright (c) 2001-9 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP
    This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
    This is free software, and you are welcome to distribute it
    under certain conditions. See COPYING file for more details.

    (Note: Defaults for each question are maked with a ‘*’. Press to accept the default.)

    ——————————–
    | SELECT CONNECTION (I/O) TYPE |
    ——————————–

    Num Connection Description
    Type
    ——– ——-Using connection type: usb

    error: No device selected/specified or that supports this functionality.— ———————————————————-
    0* usb Universal Serial Bus (USB)
    1 net Network/Ethernet/Wireless (direct connection or JetDirect)
    2 par Parallel Port (LPT:)

    Enter number 0…2 for connection type (q=quit, enter=usb*) ? ”
    then no mather what i type (0 or 1 or 2) it replies:

    “Using connection type: usb

    error: No device selected/specified or that supports this functionality.”

    What shall I do next?

    • If error “No device selected/specified or that supports this functionality”
      try to delete automaticaly detected printer first (Right upper conner “gear” > Printers),
      then type in terminal “sudo hp-setup -i”.
      Printer & scanner should work fine now for you, but not scanner for other users.
      If so try in terminal “sudo adduser someUserLogin scanner”
      (reverse action is “sudo deluser someUserLogin scanner”)
      You can check adduser results with “groups someUserLogin”.

  6. thanks
    it worked like a charm on 12.04

    Linux ubuntu 3.2.0-29-generic #46+kamal5~DellXPS-Ubuntu SMP Sun Jul 29 18:49:08 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

  7. mine, it doesn’t work.
    stated:
    Would you like to print a test page (y=yes*, n=no, q=quit) ? y
    warning: hp-testpage should not be run as root/superuser.

    HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.10.6)
    Testpage Print Utility ver. 6.0

    Copyright (c) 2001-9 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP
    This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
    This is free software, and you are welcome to distribute it
    under certain conditions. See COPYING file for more details.

    warning: Qt/PyQt 4 initialization failed.
    error: hp-testpage -u/–gui requires Qt4 GUI support. Entering interactive mode.
    error: Device is busy or in an error state. Please check device and try again.

    note: If an error occured, or the test page failed to print, refer to the HPLIP website
    note: at: http://hplip.sourceforge.net for troubleshooting and support.

    what should i do? what’s wrong?

    • the device is busy, have you tried to turn it off and on again – sorry for this stupid hint if you have already tried that…

      Otherwise it could be that hplip is broken in your linux distribution – try to download hplip manually from hplip.sourceforge.net and install it :)

  8. how to do this in linux mint 13? the utility hp-setup is there, but following the steps yield :

    error: No device selected/specified or that supports this functionality.

  9. Hi,
    I can’t get my M1132 MPF working over the network through wifi. After running hpconfig I get an error message:
    error: No device selected/specified or that supports this functionality
    Im running ubuntntu 12.04 on a Inspiron 600m, the printer ir wired attached to a powerbook g4 15′ with OSX 10.5.8. Im trying to print wirelessly on the dell Inspiron 600m, on a local LAN.
    Any help will be appreciated.
    Armando, Mexico

    • Hi Armando,

      Sorry for the late reply – wedding preparations are stealing my precious time :) Unfortunately my old M1132 MFP printer does not support wireless network, so I cannot test that. Does your printer work if you connect it with USB and follow my guide? Downloading the HP lib manually might be neccessary: hplip.sourceforge.net

  10. I used the command sudo hp-setup -i in my new Ubuntu 13.10 beta 1 amd64.
    Works perfectly.
    Only advice is to delete the printer if it is already installed by ubuntu, otherwise it won’t work.

  11. agradesco make your contribution as debian 7 testing, I could not run the printer with what you achieve, thanks and jah jah blessings for you

  12. Hi there,

    thanks a lot for the tips. Unfortunately, I am unable to make it work. I followed your instructions and the last message I got was:

    ———————
    | PRINT QUEUE SETUP |
    ———————

    Please enter a name for this print queue (m=use model name:’HP_LaserJet_Professional_M1132_MFP’*, q=quit) ?m
    Using queue name: HP_LaserJet_Professional_M1132_MFP
    Locating PPD file… Please wait.

    Found PPD file: drv:///hpcups.drv/hp-laserjet_professional_m1132_mfp.ppd
    Description:

    Note: The model number may vary slightly from the actual model number on the device.

    Does this PPD file appear to be the correct one (y=yes*, n=no, q=quit) ? y
    Enter a location description for this printer (q=quit) ?USB
    Enter additonal information or notes for this printer (q=quit) ?1

    Adding print queue to CUPS:
    Device URI: hp:/usb/HP_LaserJet_Professional_M1132_MFP?serial=000000000QH977BHSI1c
    Queue name: HP_LaserJet_Professional_M1132_MFP
    PPD file: drv:///hpcups.drv/hp-laserjet_professional_m1132_mfp.ppd
    Location: USB
    Information: 1

    ———————
    | PRINTER TEST PAGE |
    ———————

    Would you like to print a test page (y=yes*, n=no, q=quit) ? y
    warning: hp-testpage should not be run as root/superuser.

    HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.12.2)
    Testpage Print Utility ver. 6.0

    Copyright (c) 2001-9 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP
    This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
    This is free software, and you are welcome to distribute it
    under certain conditions. See COPYING file for more details.

    error: Channel write error
    error: Unable to communicate with printer HP_LaserJet_Professional_M1132_MFP. Please check the printer and try again.

    Do you have any tip that can help me?

    Thanks a lot in advance!!!

    Best Regards,

    Daniel (Spain)

  13. Thanks. Ubuntu 13.10 / 64bit did recognize the HP Laserjet 1022 (USB / connected by one hub) but the printing was not executed. I used the “hp-setup -i” and followed the instructions for setting.

  14. Setup for this printer require the spetiol thics/ As example PPD file which I must understand for setup.
    A have no time for stading the HP poduct setup features. But standard procedure does not woork too.
    Now i miss a lot of time for this device setup. And itt was a bad choise for mi in any case.

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