How to Install Hplip Plugin on Ubuntu 22.04 – Step-by-step

January 30, 2024 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

GNU/Linux Ubuntu 22.04 Installing Hplip Plugin Guide

Hi! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-step How to Install Hplip Plugin in Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy LTS GNU/Linux Desktop.

Some HP Printers require Proprietary Software Technologies to allow full access to Printer Features and Performance.

Unfortunately, these Technologies cannot be open sourced, but to resolve this HP uses a binary Plug-in for these Printers.

So this Plug-in works in conjunction with our Linux Open Source Printing Software to improve the Printing experience for HP’s Linux Printing Customers.

See the Online Documentation to find: What Printers Need the Plugin?.

Especially relevant: Hplip and Hplip Plugin Versions must Match! And you are recommended first to follow instructions about Updating Hplip Software.

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  1. 1. Downloading HP Printer Driver

    Download HP Printer Driver Installer .run for Linux

    HP Printer Linux Driver Installer .run
  2. 2. Installing HP Printer Driver

    Now to Install Latest HP Printer Driver
    First, access the Download location by default with:

    cd ~/Downloads
    To Check it’s there List the contents with:
    ls . | grep hplip
    The grep Command refine the output List showing only the Entries matching the Keyword.
    But if you are in Trouble to Find it out on Terminal then See: How to Access Downloads Folder from Browser.
    Give Execution Permission with:
    chmod +x hplip*.run
    And the Run the 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”.
    Then Follow the Installation Wizard on Terminal, Confirm with “y” and “a” for Automatic…
    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 Printer Driver Setup - Re-Connect usb Printer
  3. 3. Installing Hplip Plug-in

    First, Launch Hplip Setup UI

    sudo hp-setup
    Choose your Connection Method: HP Printer Driver Setup - New Device Setup

    Then follow with your Device Setup until you arrive to the achieve the Plugin Installation:

    Hplip Plugin Installation

    In case of Issue provide to an Offline Installation see:

    Download Hplip Plugin for Ubuntu GNU/Linux

    Hplip Plugin .run & .run.asc Files
    Grab Both run and run.asc Files! (From artofcode)
    Moreover they must be of the Same Version as the installed Hplip!
    So Best first to Setup the Latest Hplip and then do the same for the Plug-in…
  4. Congrats and Happy Printing! :)

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