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 🙂