HPLIP 3.18.12 Released with Ubuntu 18.04 64-bit Support

HP Linux Imaging and Printing

HPLIP, HP developed Linux drivers for HP inkjet and laser based printers, released version 3.18.12 a few hours ago with new devices and Linux Distros support.

According to the release note, HPLIP 3.18.12 adds support for 64-bit Ubuntu 18.10 and Debian 9.6.

Also following new devices are supported:

  • HP Tango
  • HP Tango X
  • HP Scanjet Pro 2000 S1

Download / Install HPLIP 3.18.12 in Ubuntu:

To install the software, download the package “hplip-3.18.12.run” from the link below:

[ac-button size=”large” style=”flat” color=”tan” url=”https://sourceforge.net/projects/hplip/files/hplip/” target=”_blank”]HPLIP Download Page[/ac-button]

Then open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or search for “terminal” from app launcher. When it opens, run command:

cd ~/Downloads/ && chmod +x hplip-3.18.12.run && ./hplip-3.18.12.run

Type your user password (no asterisks feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter.

Then follow the terminal prompts, answer some questions to build and install HPLIP on your system. When everything is done, plug/re-plug your printers and enjoy!

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  1. This doesn’t work on Ubuntu 18.10, at least not with Gnome. Besides not being able to download the keys from the keyserver, it exits because “No system tray detected on this system.”

    1. I saw the same error, even in the first time I installed the driver plug-ins, but the printer doesn’t work.

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