HP Linux Imaging and Printing

Print, Scan and Fax Drivers for Linux

HP Color LaserJet 5 Printer

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Support Information:

Minimum HPLIP version0.9.5
Support levelFull (End of support) (See note11.)
Recommended?No (See note15.)

Summary of Available Features (See note10.):

Automatic installerDepends on distroSee table below for distro specific support.
Network I/ONoSee note1.
Parallel I/ONo
Scan to PCNoSee note3.
Photo card accessNoIf equiped, use USB mass storage for access. See note4.
PC fax sendNoSee note5.
PC initiated copyNoSee note6.
Services and statusNoSee note7.
Graphical user interfacesDepends on distroSee table below for distro specific support.
Print head alignmentNo
Color calibrationNo
Print head cleaningNo
Linefeed calibrationNo
Print quality diagnosticsNo

Summary of Available Features in Various Linux Distributions (see note13):

DistroVersionInstallerGUI14Scan3Fax5StatusPhoto Card4USBParallelNetwork1
Boss5.0YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Debian7.0YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Debian7.1YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Debian7.2YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Debian7.3YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Debian7.4YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Debian7.5YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Debian7.6YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Debian7.7YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Debian7.8YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Debian7.9YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Debian8.0YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Debian8.1YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Debian8.2YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Debian8.3YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Debian8.4YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
DistroVersionInstallerGUI14Scan3Fax5StatusPhoto Card4USBParallelNetwork1
Fedora22YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Fedora23YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Fedora24YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Fedora25YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Fedora26YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
gOS8.04.1NoYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
IGOS1.0NoYes (Qt3)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Linux From Scratch6NoYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Linpus Linux9.4NoYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Linpus Linux9.5NoYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Linspire5.0NoYes (Qt3)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Linux Mint17YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Linux Mint17.1YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Linux Mint17.2YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Linux Mint17.3YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Linux Mint18YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Linux Mint18.1YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Linux Mint18.2YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Mandriva Linux2010.0NoYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
DistroVersionInstallerGUI14Scan3Fax5StatusPhoto Card4USBParallelNetwork1
Mandriva Linux2011.0NoYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Mepis6.0NoYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Mepis6.5NoYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Mepis7.0NoYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Mepis8.0NoYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
PCLinuxOS2006.0NoYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
PCLinuxOS2006NoYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
PCLinuxOS2007.0NoYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
PCLinuxOS2007NoYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
PCLinuxOS2008.0NoYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
PCLinuxOS2008NoYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
PCLinuxOS2009.0NoYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
PCLinuxOS2009NoYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Red Hat8.0NoYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Red Hat9.0NoYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Red Hat Enterprise Linux6.0YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Red Hat Enterprise Linux7.0YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Slackware Linux9.0NoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Slackware Linux9.1NoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Slackware Linux10.0NoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
DistroVersionInstallerGUI14Scan3Fax5StatusPhoto Card4USBParallelNetwork1
Slackware Linux10.1NoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Slackware Linux10.2NoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Slackware Linux11NoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Slackware Linux12NoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Slackware Linux12.1NoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
SUSE Linux13.2YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
SUSE Linux42.1YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
SUSE Linux42.2YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
SUSE Linux42.3YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Ubuntu12.04YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Ubuntu13.10NoYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Ubuntu14.04YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Ubuntu15.04NoYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Ubuntu15.10YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Ubuntu16.04YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Ubuntu16.10YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Ubuntu17.04YesYes (Qt4)NoNoNoNoYesNoNo

Other Information:

Driver plug-inNoneSee note8.
Requires firmware downloadNo
APDK device class(es):LJColor
HPLIP device sub-class(es):300dpiOnly,LargeFormatA3
Embedded web serverYes
HPLIP job storageNo
models.dat namehp_color_laserjet_5

All information provided is believed to be accurate but is not guaranteed.


1 Network support indicates built-in ethernet and/or wireless networking. Alternatively, many devices may be operated on the network using an external JetDirect print server. Not all network configurations are supported. Please refer to the HPLIP FAQs for more information.

2 USB mass storage only. You may mount the photocard as a storage drive over USB only. Refer to your distribution's documentation for setup and usage instructions.

3 Scan supported means that PC initiated scan using a SANE compatible software application is supported over parallel, USB, or network (depending on I/O connection). Information on digital sending products is covered in note 9, below.

4 Photo supported means that the printer's photo card slots are readable using either USB mass storage (USB only) or hp-unload (USB, parallel or network).

5 Fax supported means that PC initiated fax send is supported using hp-sendfax, once an appropriate CUPS fax queue is set up. Fax support varies on Linux distributions, based on the availability of python-dbus version 0.80 or greater (versions before 0.80 will not work with HPLIP). Click on the model name of each printer to get more detailed information.

6 Copy supported means that PC initiated copying is supported using hp-makecopies.

7 "Services and status" means that ink/toner levels, error reporting, and services such as alignment, and color calibration are available (via the HP Device Manager aka Toolbox).

8 ("Required") A downloadable driver plug-in is required for printing support. ("Optional") A downloadable driver plug-in is optional for printing support and may increase the speed, quality, or other aspect of printed output. ("No" or "None") A driver plug-in is not required nor available. Driver plug-ins are released under a proprietary (non-open) license and are not part of the HPLIP tarball release. For more information, please refer to this KB article

9 Device supports digital sending, not standard scanning protocols. See this KB article for more info.

10 Feature support depends on the specific Linux distribution being used.

11 For a definition of Support Levels, please refer to this KB article.

12 For more information, please refer to this KB article.

13 The "Summary of Available Features in Various Linux Distributions" table lists available features for distros that are supported by the HPLIP automatic tarball installer. Distros that are not listed will require a manual install procedure (See this page for more information).

14"Qt3" and "Qt4" refer to the supported UI toolkit. If "Qt3" is indicated, then the distro supports a GUI interface using the Qt3 UI toolkit. The Qt4 toolkit is not supported for the distro in this case. If "Qt4" is indicated, then the distro supports a GUI interface using the Qt4 UI toolkit. In this case, the Qt3 UI toolkit may also be available and used if desired. The appropriate UI toolkit will be automatically installed by the HPLIP installer.

15"Recommended" means that the printer is fully supported in HPLIP and is recommended for use on your Linux system. For information of what "fully supported" means, see this KB article.