How to Install HP Printer Driver on Linux Mint 19 LTS Easy Guide

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

Setting Up Driver

  1. 2. Downloading

    Download HP Printer Driver Installer .run for Linux Mint

    HP Printer Linux Driver Installer .run

    Grab the Latest Hplip Linux Release.

  2. 3. Installing

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

    cd ~/Downloads

    And Check the Package is there with:

    ls | grep hplip

    (But if downloaded with Firefox it may be instead into /tmp/mozilla*)
    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 Linux Mint 19 - 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 Linux Mint 19 - New Device Setup


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