How to Install HP Scanner on Lubuntu 20.04 Focal LTS

April 29, 2020 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Setting Up

  1. 2. Downloading HP Scanner Driver

    Download HP Scanner Driver Installer Script for Lubuntu

    HP Scanner Driver Lubuntu Installer .run
  2. 3. Installing HP Scanner Driver

    Finally, to Install HP Scanner Driver
    Change to the Directory containing the Downloaded HP Scanner Drivers Installer

    cd ~/Downloads

    Give Execution Permissions

    chmod +x hplip*.run

    Run the HP Scanner Drivers Installer

    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 Scanners:
    How to Install HP Scanner Driver in Lubuntu 20.04 Focal LTS - Re-Connect usb Scanner

    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 Scanner Driver in Lubuntu 20.04 Focal LTS - New Device Setup.

  3. 4. Adding HP Printer

    So now to Install HP Printer on Lubuntu
    First, access from the Menu Settings > Printers:

    Step-by-step Driver HP Lubuntu 20.04 Installation -  Printers Applet

    And then Choose to “Add” Printer:

    Step-by-step Driver HP Lubuntu 20.04 Installation - Add Printer

    Again Browse to “Install PPD File” Driver:

    How to Find Printer PPD File’s Location on Lubuntu

    GNU/Linux Lubuntu PPD File Location

    Or Else Find it in the “Printers Database”.

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