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How to Install HP Printers onto Ubuntu: HP Laserjet P1005

I have an old computer and an old printer, but they still work and I’m poor, so here’s how to do it. My HP Laserjet P1005 is pretty solid and still works. Instructions are always changing, so this is only good up to 2021 Dec.

These notes How to set up HP printing on Ubuntu — HP Laserjet P1005 were the most accurate, though they date to 2009.

Win2k Loses USB driver for HP P1005 Laser Printer: Solution

My first thought was “What the hell”? My Win 2k 2000 Printer server has not been touched for a couple of years, and today it started acting up, with a “USB Driver not Found”. What to do?

My HP P1005 Laserjet printer connects to my Win2k PC using USB, which has worked very reliably for years. Today I got messages like “Use Printer offline”, and nothing would print. In device manager I could see the yellow caution sign for USB driver support. What the hell? I had not installed anything on this PC for years.