How to Install HP Printer Driver in Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic LTS

March 3, 2018 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Setting Up Driver

  1. 2. Downloading

    Download HP Printer Driver Installer .run for Linux Ubuntu

    HP Printer Linux Driver Installer .run

    Grab the Latest Hplip Linux Release.

  2. 3. Installing

    Then to Install HP Printer Driver for Ubuntu
    First, Access the Target:

    cd ~/Downloads

    And Check the Package is there with:

    ls | grep hplip

    (But if you are in Trouble to Find it out on Terminal then See: How to Access Downloads Folder from Browser.)
    Then Give Execution Permissions:

    chmod +x hplip*.run

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo
    Finally, Run the Installation script:

    sudo ./hplip*.run

    Confirm to “Install as Root” to avoid potentials installation issues…
    Then you can simply Choose “a” for the Automatic Setup.
    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:
    HP Printers Driver Installation on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic - 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…
    HP Printers Driver Installation on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic - New Device Setup

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