How to Install HP Printer Driver in Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic LTS

March 3rd, 2018 by thelinuxevangelist

Install HP Printer Driver Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic

This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install HP Printer Drivers in Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic LTS 32/64-bit GNU/Linux Desktop.

And the HP Printer Ubuntu Bionic 18.04 Installation is Easy and it involves only the execution of some Basic Shell Command.

Because the HP Printers dispose of a Devices Driver Installer for Linux that will Provide Automatically to Download and Install the needed Dependencies.

Especially relevant: HP Software & Drivers for Linux may be already Installed on System but it’s suitable to get it freshly Updated to the Latest Release.

Finally, for the HP multifunctional printer models you will find also a link to guide on How-to Quick-Start with HP Scanning.

How to Install HP Printer Driver in Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic LTS - Featured
  1. Open a Terminal Shell emulator window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on Desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How to Install HP Printer Driver in Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic LTS - Open Terminal Shell Emulator
  2. Download HP Printer Driver Installer .run for Ubuntu:

    Ubuntu HP Printer Driver Installer .run
  3. Finally to Install HP Printer Drivers for Mint
    Change to the Directory containing the Downloaded HP Printer Drivers Installer

    cd ~/Downloads

    Give Execution Permissions

    chmod +x hplip*.run

    Run the HP Printer Drivers Installer

    sudo ./hplip*.run

    Confirm to “Install as Root” to avoid possibles installation issues…
    In Case of Upgrade when Prompted Confirm ro Re-Install with “i”
    For the others just Confirms the Defaults.
    The Installer will Provide Automatically to Manage all the Software Dependencies!
    During Installation You may be Prompted about to Unplug and Re-Plug the USB Connected Printers:
    How to Install HP Printer Driver in Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic LTS - Re-Connect usb Printer

    In any cases you can Plug-In a New HP Device simpy by Running this Command:

    sudo hp-setup

    And then Following the Wizard…
    How to Install HP Printer Driver in Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic LTS - New Device Setup

  4. Finally Go on System Settings to Add Printer
    And the Printer should be Recognized and Installed.

    How to Install HP Printer Driver in Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic LTS - Ubuntu System Settings Printers
  5. How-to Getting-Started with HP Scanner on Linux:

    Quick-Start HP Scanning for Linux

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