HPLIP 3.20.2 Released with Linux Mint 19.3 Support

Last updated: February 27, 2020

HP Linux Imaging and Printing

HPLIP 3.20.2, HP developed open source Linux driver for HP printers and scanners, was released today with many new devices and Linux Mint 19.3 support.

HLIP 3.20.2 added support for Linux Mint 19.3 and the following new printers:

  • HP Neverstop Laser MFP 1200n, 1200nw
  • HP Neverstop Laser MFP 1201n, 1202nw
  • HP Laser NS MFP 1005n
  • HP Neverstop Laser 1000n, 1001nw
  • HP Laser NS 1020n
  • HP ScanJet Pro 2000 s2
  • HP ScanJet Pro 3000 s4
  • HP ScanJet Pro N4000 snw1
  • HP ScanJet Enterprise Flow 5000 s5
  • HP ScanJet Enterprise Flow N7000 snw1

1. To install the software, download the package “hplip-3.20.2.run” from the link below:

HPLIP Download Page

2. Then open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to make the file executable.

chmod +x ~/Downloads/hplip-3.20.2.run

3. Finally run command to run the downloaded file:

sh ~/Downloads/hplip-3.20.2.run

4. 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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3 responses to HPLIP 3.20.2 Released with Linux Mint 19.3 Support

  1. The newest version is hplip 3.20.3 and it doesn’t work either…

  2. i have tried 3.20.6 with mint 20 and its not working. Some dependencies are not compatible so its not able to detect printer. I checked with lsusb and printer was listed there.

  3. According to HP’s most recent “release notes”, Linux Mint 20 is not supported until hplip 3.20.9 which is fairly recent (within the last 2 or 3 weeks perhaps).


    Installing a newer version of hplip that is NOT listed in Synaptic Package Manager has cause me issues in the past, so I will try installing 3.20.9 on a bootable thumb drive as a test – to see if there are multiple dependency errors.