Install HPLIP 3.21.2 in Ubuntu 20.04 / LinuxMint / Fedora 33

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This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install HPLIP 3.21.2 in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Fedora 33, RHEL, LinuxMint 19.x, and Debian 10.7.

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 latest version of HPLIP 3.21.2 contains new printer support and added support to the new Distro’s and the hplip installer is available for download from SourceForge.

HPLIP 3.21.2 Changelog

Support for the new Distro’s
  • Fedora 33
  • RHEL 8.3
  • RHEL 7.7
  • RHEL 7.8
  • RHEL 7.9
  • Debian 10.7
  • Manjaro 20.2
Support for the new Printers
  • HP LaserJet Enterprise M406dn , M407dn
  • HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M430f , M431f , E42540f
  • HP LaserJet Managed E40040dn
  • HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M455dn , E45028dn
  • HP Color LaserJet Enterprise MFP M480f
  • HP Color LaserJet Managed MFP E47528f
  • HP PageWide XL 3920 MFP , XL 4200 Printer

For a complete list of supported new printers read the changelog

How to Install HPLIP 3.21.2 in Ubuntu / LinuxMint?

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


Step 2: Make it executable

chmod -R 755

Step 3: Install HPLIP 3.21.2


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.

While installing hplip in ubuntu 20.04, choose custom as the installation mode and answer “no” to disable Qt5 and python-reportlab package

Uninstall HPLIP 3.21.2

To uninstall the installed version of HPLIP 3.21.2 we have to use the same installer file for uninstallation since we don’t have it, use the below commands to extract the contents for a run file

sh –noexec && cd hplip-3.21.2

sudo python3 ./


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