HP Laser 107a driver installation fails :(

Hello to all,

I am totally new to Linux, Manjaro Gnome atracted my attention because of its user friendly GUI and easy install. Everything works nice, but I have problem with printer driver setup. My new printer is not supported by HP for Arch Linux nor Manjaro (Debian, Fedora, Red Hat, Ubuntu and Suse are supported but I would like to stay on Manjaro Linux). I found out that my HP Laser 107a is rebranded Samsung SL-M2026 and my hope now is in instalingl universal Samsung printer driver for Manjaro.
I have this:
Cinnamon 5.0.5 latest update of all components
hp-uiscan returns this: “No device connected”

CUPS cannot find new printer automaticly, on Find New Printers command CUPS gives me nothnig (“No printers found”).
This is what I get from dmesg coomand:
[ 975.904875] usb 1-1: Manufacturer: HP Inc.
[ 975.904877] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: CNB2P2K8ZK
[ 976.606682] usblp 1-1:1.0: usblp0: USB Bidirectional printer dev 7 if 0 alt 0 proto 2 vid 0x03F0 pid 0xE82A
[ 976.606711] usbcore: registered new interface driver usblp
(I tried with some commands and tips from Manjaro wiki and other net sources before this command, but with no success :frowning:

Can you help me with this, please?

Do I have the option to install some other Generic printer driver with SPL print language (it doesn’t support PCL standard) and how to do it?

Best regards,

In addition to my prevous post, I have checked is my new printer OK, and printed Product info:
System Firmware Version: V3.82.01.11 AUG-27-2020 (HP Laser 107a)
Engine Firmware version: V1.00.11 10-02-2019
SPL Version: V11.73_190212

Olli, this is not useful tip because my printer is not listed (nor relevant Samsung model). Thanks anyway, I hope someone can give me better and more concrete advice.


From the comments:

This package provides drivers for the following printers:

    HP Color Laser 15x Series
    HP Color Laser MFP 17x Series
    HP LaserJet MFP M433
    HP LaserJet MFP M436
    HP LaserJet MFP M72625 72630
    HP Laser10x Series
    HP Laser MFP 13x Series

If you want to use the scanner, make sure that the smfp backend is listed in /etc/sane.d/dll.conf.

For more information see https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/CUPS/Printer-specific_problems#HP.
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Try this: https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/closure/hp-laser-100-printer-series/24494339/model/24494340?ssfFlag=true&sku=

Hi @aleksandarBP ,

I wonder whether you can read this post, because I think @jrichard326 may be right on the solution.

CUPS/Printer-specific problems - ArchWiki

In the section CUPS and HP issues you could read that you need to install the package hpuld.


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Thanks j8a and all others. I will read now and try to solve the problem and I will post here my results.