HPLIP software now supports Linux Mint 19.1, Debian 9.7, and RHEL 7.6

The HP Linux Imaging and Printing (HPLIP) software for HP printer and Linux – based scanners has been updated to version 3.19.3. For those new to HPLIP, HPLIP is an HP solution designed to print, scan and fax HP inkjet and laser-based printers on Linux.

It includes Deskjet, Officejet, Photosmart, PSC (print, scan, copy), Business Inkjet, LaserJet, Edgeline MFP, and LaserJet MFP, and the HPLIP project provides printing support for over 2,080 printer models. HPLIP is free, open-source software distributed under the MIT, BSD, and GPL licenses.

The new HPLIP adds supports for the following HP Printers and Scanners:

  • OfficeJet Pro All-in-One Series 9010, 9020
  • OfficeJet All-in-One 9010
  • PageWide XL Series: 4100, 4100 MFP, 4600 , 4600PS MFP
  • Color LaserJet Managed MFP Series: E77422a, E77422dv, E77422dv, E77422dn, E77428dn
  • LaserJet MFP Series : E72425a, E72425dv, E72425dn, E72430dn
  • LaserJet Managed MFP E62655dn, E62665hs
  • LaserJet Managed Flow MFP E62665h, E62675z, E62665z
  • LaserJet Managed E60155dn, E60165dn, E60175dn
  • Color LaserJet Managed E65150dn, E65160dn,
  • Color LaserJet Managed MFP E65160dn, E65160dn
  • Color LaserJet Managed Flow MFP E67660z

Note that the Multipick feature is not supported on HP Scanjet Pro 2000 S1HP Scanjet Pro 2500 f1.

Reinstalling Cups

On LinuxMint 19.1, if the cups is not printing from the localhost:631, the workaround is to install the cups-filters. Launch the Terminal and enter the following commands to reinstall cups-filters.

sudo apt-get remove --purge cups
sudo apt-get install cups
sudo apt install --reinstall cups-filters

RHEL Distros

On the RHEL distros, use “—force” option to install Class Drivers. For example:

rpm -ivh --force classdrivername.rpm --nodeps

Installing HPLIP 3.19.3 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint

To install it on your Ubuntu and Linux Mint PC, follow these steps:

  1. Download the .run file from the official website.
  2. Right-click on the downloaded file and select “Properties.
  3. Make the program executable by checking the box “Allow executing the file as program”.

hplip-3.19.3 Properties

4. Assuming that the downloaded file is in the “Download” folder, enter the following commands to navigate into the downloads folder and execute the .run file. Make sure to replace the version number in the command below with that of the version you have downloaded.

./Downloads/hplip-3.19.3.run

5. Pay attention to the progress in the Terminal and enter ‘a’ to complete the installation.

hplip installation
hplip installation

HPLIP should be installed.

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