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How to install hplip for HP Printers
« on: November 14, 2015, 03:16:19 am »
Hewlett Packard are well known for the excellent Linux support they provide for their printers/scanners.  Hewlett Packard have provided a piece of software called hplip to facilitate the installation and set up.  This is found in the repository and very easy to install.

Open a terminal window with the following keystrokes: Ctrl+Alt+t.  Enter the following command into the terminal window:

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sudo apt install hplip hplip-guiHit enter.  Enter your user password when asked and hit enter.  Follow the on screen instructions.

Note: For enhanced security, passwords are entered invisibly.  There is NO indication of any user input.  You may enter an incorrect password 3 times before you have to repeat the action you are trying to apply.

You are able to find the, HPLIP Toolbox by navigating to: menu > Preferences > HPLIP Toolbox.  Make sure your printer/scanner is connected to your computer and turned on.  You will be able to configure your printer/scanner from here.  I hope this helps.  Good luck and have fun  ;).
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Re: How to install hplip for HP Printers
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2015, 05:56:36 pm »

Thank you for your tutorial.

I have an HP LaserJet Pro p1102w wireless printer. I just thought I'd mention that after installing hplip-gui,  hplip-gui didn't seem to like my root password. I had to type

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sudo hp-setup
To pull in the needed plugin from HP to finish the installation.

If anyone has a had a problem getting Bluetooth to work in Peppermint, let me know, and I can post the procedure we put together on the Linux Lite forum to get it going. This may sound off-topic, but some HP printers also use Bluetooth (but not mine)...

« Last Edit: November 14, 2015, 06:03:42 pm by N4RPS »

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Re: How to install hplip for HP Printers
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2016, 11:09:55 pm »
Sometime after installing hplip when you run hp-doctor command in terminal if it gives given below error.

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Then follow this link,3015.msg29859.html#msg29859

Sometime when user run hp-plugin in terminal it gives below error or stuck or not able to download plugin automatically.

it prompted with mine user
but now it's stucked at
`Firmware download to device failed.

You can download plugin directly from given below link.

HP Linux imaging and printing frequent ask questions.

I hope it will be useful for other users in forum.


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Re: How to install hplip for HP Printers
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2017, 11:34:30 am »
Just went to print on my wifi HP Deskjet 3630 and got a "printer may not be connected" error and no printout.

I found the solution here:

-opened Firefox and accessed CUPS through http://localhost:631
-In "Administration" (root privileges) I chose "Add Printer" and selected the HP-LaserJet-1300 NOT using HPLIP.

Worked right away! Doing the same and choosing the HPLIP printer resulted to a printer that did not work.

That fixed the issue for me too. Strange, when I installed this printer a few weeks ago it was working.