HP LaserJet 1018 won't work after reboot

Hello.
I’m new to Linux, I have trouble keeping my printer working (HP laserjet 1018).
Initially it installed ok, downloaded the proprietary driver, and printed fine.
After reboot it stopped working, I “tried hp-doctor” and it says it can’t find any printers, and can’t communicate with the one installed.
“lsusb” says:
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 03f0:4117 HP, Inc LaserJet 1018
so my printer is detected by Linux, but not the driver?
I tried to fix it, removing the printer, reinstalling the drivers HPlip, switching the usb port, and something worked, because printer started printing again, until reboot…
One more thing, if my printer is turned on during Linux Boot, it takes a long time.

installing hp-printers needs to download some proprietary plugins to work:
sudo hp-setup -i should handle this

printer is supported by hplip:


And there was a cups update currently… it could be reason for your issue … sometimes you need to reinstall drivers and setup devices again on updating cups.


SELECT CONNECTION (I/O) TYPE

Num Connection Description
Type


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*) ?

Using connection type: usb

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

sudo hp-check
sudo hp-diagnose_plugin

blaine@EndeavourB ~> sudo hp-diagnose_plugin 

HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.21.10)
Diagnose Plugin Utility ver. 1.0

Copyright (c) 2001-18 HP 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.

QStandardPaths: XDG_RUNTIME_DIR not set, defaulting to '/tmp/runtime-root'
Device Plugin is already installed
blaine@EndeavourB ~> sudo hp-check
[sudo] hasło użytkownika blaine: 
/usr/bin/hp-check:685: SyntaxWarning: "is not" with a literal. Did you mean "!="?
  if 'getfacl' not in g and '' is not g and 'file' not in g:
Saving output in log file: /home/blaine/hp-check.log

HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.21.10)
Dependency/Version Check Utility ver. 15.1

Copyright (c) 2001-18 HP 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: hp-check can be run in three modes:
1. Compile-time check mode (-c or --compile): Use this mode before compiling the HPLIP supplied tarball (.tar.gz or .run) to determine if the 
proper dependencies are installed to successfully compile HPLIP.                                                                              
2. Run-time check mode (-r or --run): Use this mode to determine if a distro supplied package (.deb, .rpm, etc) or an already built HPLIP     
supplied tarball has the proper dependencies installed to successfully run.                                                                   
3. Both compile- and run-time check mode (-b or --both) (Default): This mode will check both of the above cases (both compile- and run-time   
dependencies).                                                                                                                                

Check types:                                                                                                                                  
a. EXTERNALDEP - External Dependencies                                                                                                        
b. GENERALDEP - General Dependencies (required both at compile and run time)                                                                  
c. COMPILEDEP - Compile time Dependencies                                                                                                     
d. [All are run-time checks]                                                                                                                  
PYEXT SCANCONF QUEUES PERMISSION                                                                                                              

Status Types:
    OK
    MISSING       - Missing Dependency or Permission or Plug-in
    INCOMPAT      - Incompatible dependency-version or Plugin-version

warning: endeavouros distro is not found in AUTH_TYPES
warning: 0-rolling version is not supported. Using 0-0 versions dependencies to verify and install...

---------------
| SYSTEM INFO |
---------------

 Kernel: 5.14.16-arch1-1 #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue, 02 Nov 2021 22:22:59 +0000 GNU/Linux
 Host: EndeavourB
 Proc: 5.14.16-arch1-1 #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue, 02 Nov 2021 22:22:59 +0000 GNU/Linux
 Distribution: 0 rolling
 Bitness: 64 bit


-----------------------
| HPLIP CONFIGURATION |
-----------------------

HPLIP-Version: HPLIP 3.21.10
HPLIP-Home: /usr/share/hplip
warning: HPLIP-Installation: Auto installation is not supported for 0 distro  rolling version 

Current contents of '/etc/hp/hplip.conf' file:
# hplip.conf.  Generated from hplip.conf.in by configure.

[hplip]
version=3.21.10

[dirs]
home=/usr/share/hplip
run=/var/run
ppd=/usr/share/ppd/HP
ppdbase=/usr/share/ppd
doc=/usr/share/doc/hplip-3.21.10
html=/usr/share/doc/hplip-3.21.10
icon=/usr/share/applications
cupsbackend=/usr/lib/cups/backend
cupsfilter=/usr/lib/cups/filter
drv=/usr/share/cups/drv/hp
bin=/usr/bin
apparmor=/etc/apparmor.d
# Following values are determined at configure time and cannot be changed.
[configure]
network-build=yes
libusb01-build=no
pp-build=yes
gui-build=yes
scanner-build=yes
fax-build=yes
dbus-build=yes
cups11-build=no
doc-build=yes
shadow-build=no
hpijs-install=no
foomatic-drv-install=no
foomatic-ppd-install=no
foomatic-rip-hplip-install=no
hpcups-install=yes
cups-drv-install=yes
cups-ppd-install=no
internal-tag=3.21.10
restricted-build=no
ui-toolkit=qt5
qt3=no
qt4=no
qt5=yes
policy-kit=no
lite-build=no
udev_sysfs_rules=no
hpcups-only-build=no
hpijs-only-build=no
apparmor_build=no
class-driver=no


Current contents of '/var/lib/hp/hplip.state' file:
[plugin]
installed = 1
eula = 1
version = 3.21.10



Current contents of '~/.hplip/hplip.conf' file:
warning: Could not access file: No such file or directory
 <Package-name>        <Package-Desc>      <Required/Optional> <Min-Version> <Installed-Version> <Status>   <Comment>

-------------------------
| External Dependencies |
-------------------------

 cups                 CUPS - Common Unix Printing System                           REQUIRED        1.1             2.3.3           OK         'CUPS Scheduler is running'
 gs                   GhostScript - PostScript and PDF language interpreter and previewer REQUIRED        7.05            9.55.0          OK         -
 xsane                xsane - Graphical scanner frontend for SANE                  OPTIONAL        0.9             0.999           OK         -
 scanimage            scanimage - Shell scanning program                           OPTIONAL        1.0             1.0.32          OK         -
 dbus                 DBus - Message bus system                                    REQUIRED        -               1.12.20         OK         -
 policykit            PolicyKit - Administrative policy framework                  OPTIONAL        -               0.120           OK         -
 network              network -wget                                                OPTIONAL        -               1.21.2          OK         -
 avahi-utils          avahi-utils                                                  OPTIONAL        -               0.8             OK         -

------------------------
| General Dependencies |
------------------------

 libjpeg              libjpeg - JPEG library                                       REQUIRED        -               -               OK         -
 cups-devel           CUPS devel- Common Unix Printing System development files    REQUIRED        -               2.3.3           OK         -
 cups-image           CUPS image - CUPS image development files                    REQUIRED        -               2.3.3           OK         -
 libpthread           libpthread - POSIX threads library                           REQUIRED        -               b'2.33'         OK         -
 libusb               libusb - USB library                                         REQUIRED        -               1.0             OK         -
 sane                 SANE - Scanning library                                      REQUIRED        -               1.0.32          OK         -
 sane-devel           SANE - Scanning library development files                    REQUIRED        -               1.0.32          OK         -
 libavahi-dev         libavahi-dev                                                 REQUIRED        -               -               OK         -
 libnetsnmp-devel     libnetsnmp-devel - SNMP networking library development files REQUIRED        5.0.9           5.9.1           OK         -
 libcrypto            libcrypto - OpenSSL cryptographic library                    REQUIRED        -               1.1.1           OK         -
 python3X             Python 2.2 or greater - Python programming language          REQUIRED        2.2             3.9.7           OK         -
 error: python3-notify2 Python libnotify - Python bindings for the libnotify Desktop notifications OPTIONAL        -               -               MISSING    'python3-notify2 needs to be installed'
 error: python3-pyqt4-dbus PyQt 4 DBus - DBus Support for PyQt4                         OPTIONAL        4.0             -               MISSING    'python3-pyqt4-dbus needs to be installed'
 error: python3-pyqt4 PyQt 4- Qt interface for Python (for Qt version 4.x)         REQUIRED        4.0             -               MISSING    'python3-pyqt4 needs to be installed'
 python3-dbus         Python DBus - Python bindings for DBus                       REQUIRED        0.80.0          1.2.18          OK         -
 python3-xml          Python XML libraries                                         REQUIRED        -               2.4.1           OK         -
 python3-devel        Python devel - Python development files                      REQUIRED        2.2             3.9.7           OK         -
 python3-pil          PIL - Python Imaging Library (required for commandline scanning with hp-scan) OPTIONAL        -               8.4.0           OK         -
 python3-reportlab    Reportlab - PDF library for Python                           OPTIONAL        2.0             3.6.2           OK         -

--------------
| COMPILEDEP |
--------------

 libtool              libtool - Library building support services                  REQUIRED        -               2.4.6           OK         -
 gcc                  gcc - GNU Project C and C++ Compiler                         REQUIRED        -               11.1.0          OK         -
 make                 make - GNU make utility to maintain groups of programs       REQUIRED        3.0             4.3             OK         -

---------------------
| Python Extentions |
---------------------

 cupsext              CUPS-Extension                                               REQUIRED        -               3.21.10         OK         -
 hpmudext             IO-Extension                                                 REQUIRED        -               3.21.10         OK         -

----------------------
| Scan Configuration |
----------------------

 hpaio                HPLIP-SANE-Backend                                           REQUIRED        -               3.21.10         OK         'hpaio found in /etc/sane.d/dll.conf'
 scanext              Scan-SANE-Extension                                          REQUIRED        -               3.21.10         OK         -

------------------------------
| DISCOVERED SCANNER DEVICES |
------------------------------

No Scanner found.

--------------------------
| DISCOVERED USB DEVICES |
--------------------------

No devices found.

---------------------------------
| INSTALLED CUPS PRINTER QUEUES |
---------------------------------

 
lpstat
------
Type: Unknown
Device URI: No destinations added.


--------------
| PERMISSION |
--------------

 
-----------
| SUMMARY |
-----------

Missing Required Dependencies
-----------------------------
None

Missing Optional Dependencies
-----------------------------
None


Total Errors: 3
Total Warnings: 1


Done.

you could try downgrading hplip:
sudo downgrade hplip
and choose 3.21.8 version

I have the same old printer.
I got mine to work with the help of this guide:
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=218509
Although the tutorial was made for the 1020 version, it worked here with the 1018 version in several distros. (Arch, Manjaro, EOS etc.)
I use foo2zjs-nightly 20201127-1 driver.

Edit:
One of the key points:
Forget about hplip package - it is useless, it will work until first printer restart, unplug & plug or desktop reboot.

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Thank You @EOS, it works :slight_smile:

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I will add this to printer wiki as a workaround for older HP Printers.

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@Blaine & @joekamprad Great!

thanks!! I have been going nuts to get my hp laserjet 1018 to work. My only solution in the past was to remove and reinstall the printer after each reboot. That wasn’t sustainable and foo2zjs drivers works!!

I tested few times after rebooting and works fine :slight_smile:

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