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

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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