Monday, December 28, 2009

How to Install HP Printers in Ubuntu / Debian /Fedora / Suse Linux Using HPLIP


Hewlett-Packard's Linux Imaging and Printing software (HPLIP) is used for driving HP Printers and Scanners in Linux. HPLIP software which supports 1,952 HP printers. Most of the Linux Distributions includes  HPLIP.Only need to upgrade.

Latest Version HPLIP 3.9.2 supports - OpenSuse 11.2, Fedora 12, Debian 5.0.3

  • Printing support for HP printers including: Deskjet, Officejet, Photosmart, PSC, Business Inkjet and LaserJet.
  • Color and monochrome scanning from compatible Officejet, PSC, Photosmart, and LaserJet MFPs.
  • USB, network, and parallel connection types.

Official Site

Installation
First You have to download HPLIP Form Here

Now you can install / Upgrade using automatic Installer


Linux distributions supported by the automatic installer:
  • SUSE Linux (10.3, 11.0, 11, 11.1, 11.2)
  • Fedora (9, 9.0, 10, 10.0, 11.0, 11, 12, 12.0)
  • Ubuntu (8.04, 8.04.1, 8.04.2, 8.10, 9.04, 9.10)
  • Debian (5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2, 5.0.3, lenny, lenny/sid, stable, testing)
Now Download file to any folder

open a terminal and type
$sh hplip-3.9.x.run

If the installation shows any error, there may be some missing packages, then you have to install the missing dependencies and retry the installation again.

More installation help

4 comments:

jayan said...

Dear Shibu
"First You have to download HPLIP Form Here" when it was clicked it game the message "error 404".Could you set it right?
Thank you

jayan said...

Dear Shibu
It's really did immense help installing hp diver in an explicit way .

Thanks a lot

Anonymous said...

You do not need to download the file on Fedora, Ubuntu, and OpenSuse. These top 3 distros have hplip included in their repositories.

Anonymous said...

You do not even have to have HPLIP to say [Insert local ip of printer] port 8080 is for printing