As long time distro hopper, have rarely encountered issues installing this old printer.
But as of late, it has become practically impossible.
Just the other day, this suggestion from LinuxMint forum worked:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get remove hplip cups-filters cups hplip-data system-config-printer-udev
sudo rm -v -rf /usr/share/hplip
sudo apt-get install printer-driver-foo2zjs printer-driver-foo2zjs-common
sudo apt-get install tix groff dc cups cups-filters
sudo getweb 1018
Disconnect the USB cable of the printer, count to five and reconnect it.
Launch the application Printers again from the menu and add your printer; you may have to click on the “refresh” button (the round arrow) first. Then print a test page.
But before, i successfully did this on Mint Cinnamon, i had tried a new Fedora based Gnome version (don’t like Gnome) called Nobara lauded by TechHut:
Think the HP LaserJet 1018 model was not on the list.
So, based on the tip from Mint forum, can similar protocol be used on this Fedora based distro?