Install HPLIP 3.20.11 in Ubuntu 20.10 / Debian

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This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install HPLIP 3.20.11 in Ubuntu 20.10, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, LinuxMint 20, and Debian 10.6.

HPLIP – HP Linux Image and Printing, developed by HP for Printing, scanning, and faxing with HP inkjet and laser-based printers in Linux platforms.

The recent version of HPLIP 3.20.11 contains new printer’s support and added support for Debian 10.6 and Ubuntu 20.10

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HPLIP 3.20.11 Changelog

Support for new distro’s
  • Ubuntu 20.10
  • Debian 10.6
Fixed issues
  • Fixed USB print issue for ipp supported printers for Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 20.10, and LinuxMint 20.04
Known issues
  • Ppd browsing is failing sometimes while doing hp-setup in Ubuntu 20.10
  • hp-toolbox will not work for ippusbxd printers in Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 20.10 and LinuxMint 20.04

How to Install HPLIP 3.20.11 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint?

Step 1: Download the installer file from the Sourceforge site or use the below command

wget https://nchc.dl.sourceforge.net/project/hplip/hplip/3.20.11/hplip-3.20.11.run

Step 2: Change the permissions for the installer file

chmod -R 755 hplip-3.20.11.run

Step 3: Install HPLIP 3.20.11

  ./hplip-3.20.11.run

Follow the on-screen instructions, provide the basic info to build the HPLIP on your system, once the setup is completed unplug and plug the printer and start the printing.

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