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 🙂

Install HP LaserJet M1132 MFP printer drivers at Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Linux hplib hp-setup hp-plugin

UPDATE: For Ubuntu 12.04 it has become much easier to install the HP LaserJet M1132 MFP – use this guide instead if you have Ubuntu 12.04: LINK.

Start your terminal by pressing: CTRL+ALT+T

SKIP IF YOU ARE NOT 64 BIT USER
1. Setup 64 bit libraries for current user:
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:/usr/lib64/

Make this permanent:
gedit ~/.bashrc

Add these two lines to the end of the file and save it:
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib64/:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH

Setup t4 bit libraries for root user:
gksudo gedit /etc/ld.so.conf.d/lib64.conf

Add the following line to the file and save it:
/usr/lib64/

Now run this command to load the root libraries:
sudo ldconfig

CONTINUE HERE

Then follow this guide: http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/install/install/index.html

if a plugin is missing, then run (requires that your internet connection is working and that the hplib mirror is online):
sudo hp-plugin -g

You probably have to exit the installer to restart at some point, then run “hp-setup” from the terminal when the computer has restarted.

DONE – gotta love Ubuntu – feel free to comment 🙂