If you own a HP printer and want to use it with Ubuntu or Linux systems, you may want to install the latest version of HP Linux Printer Drivers (HPLIP). A new driver version has been released with support for new new HP printers and bug fixes.
The steps below is a great place to start when you want to install and use HP printers with Ubuntu desktops. The newest version 3.18.7 which was just released comes with support for some new printers, bug fixes and support for CDS feature.
HPLIP is updated frequently to support newer printers as they become available. If you’ve just acquired a new HP printer it will mostly work with the latest version of Ubuntu.
However, if the printer is not supported by Ubuntu or the drivers are not installed, installing HPLIP might make the drivers available. This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install HPLIP on Ubuntu to support the latest HP printers.
For more details on the latest drviers and the list of supported printers, click the link below
Below is a list of printers that are now supported with the new drivers, along with previously supported printers.
- HP Smart Tank 350
- HP Smart Tank Wireless 450
- HP Ink Tank 310
- HP Ink Tank Wireless 410
- HP Ink Tank 115
- HP DesignJet Z6 24in
- HP DesignJet Z6 44in
- HP DesignJet Z6dr 44in
- HP DesignJet Z9 24in
- HP DesignJet Z9 44in
- HP DesignJet Z9dr 44in
To install the latest driver on Ubuntu desktop, run the commands below to download it.
cd /tmp && wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/hplip/hplip-3.18.7.run
Then run the commands below to install the driver package.
The installation wizard should start up and help you install the drivers. Type y to begin the installation.
HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.18.7) HPLIP Installer ver. 5.1 Copyright (c) 2001-15 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.
Then a to choose the automatic installation mode by typing a
INSTALLATION MODE ----------------- Automatic mode will install the full HPLIP solution with the most common options. Custom mode allows you to choose installation options to fit specific requirements. Please choose the installation mode (a=automatic*, c=custom, q=quit) : a INTRODUCTION ------------ This installer will install HPLIP version 3.18.7 on your computer. Please close any running package management systems now (YaST, Adept, Synaptic, Up2date, etc).
Continue with installation for the version of Ubuntu. After a few minutes, the installation should complete.
The new driver may prompt you to remove existing HPLIP drivers to install the newer one. Please choose to do that to continue.
HPLIP-3.17.10 exists, this may conflict with the new one being installed. Do you want to ('i'= Remove and Install*, 'q'= Quit)? :i
Check for updates, then restart when prompted.
This is how to install HPLIP on Ubuntu
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