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HP Printer Drivers for Linux

HPLIP, an HP developed Linux solution for printing, scanning, and faxing with HP inkjet and laser printers, reached 3.15.4 release with new printers and most recent Linux Distros support.

According to the release note, Ubuntu 15.04 Beta, Debian 8.0 RC, Linux Mint 17.1 are supported in this release. Also below new printers are supported now:

  • HP Color LaserJet Pro M252dw
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro M252n
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277n
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw
  • HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553n
  • HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553dn
  • HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553x
  • HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553dh
  • HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M552dn
  • HP LaserJet Enterprise M604n
  • HP LaserJet Enterprise M604dn
  • HP LaserJet Enterprise M605dn
  • HP LaserJet Enterprise M605n
  • HP LaserJet Enterprise M605x
  • HP LaserJet Enterprise M606x
  • HP LaserJet Enterprise M606dn

There’s also a significant changes: HPLIP Plugin support for ARMv6,ARMv7 and aarch64 architectures. For more, see the release page.

Install HPLIP in Ubuntu/Linux Mint:

1. download HPLIP .run installer from:

Download HPLIP

2. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to give executable permission to the installer:

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

3. Finally start the installer and follow the terminal prompts:

cd ~/Downloads/ && ./hplip-*.run

HPLIP on launchpad:

HP Printer Drivers for Linux

HPLIP, HP print, scan and fax drivers for Linux, has recently reached the 3.15.2 release with new Linux distributions support, Python 3 support, and a few bug fixes.

For the Python 3 support for HPLIP, there are some limitations:

  • Doesn’t support Fax Cover Page in Python 3 environments
  • XSane installation failed message on Debian, type ‘n’ to continue installation when HPLIP tools ask to retry xsane installation
  • Cannot launch hp-toolbox for Python less than version 3.4
  • Dependent package installation fails on Fedora

New Distro’s added support in HPLIP 3.15.2:

  • Debian 7.7, 7.8
  • OpenSuse 13.2
  • Fedora 21

And the launchpad fixes in this release:

  • Doesn’t build against libjpeg-turbo 1.3.90
  • hpcups crashes if DEVICE_URI not set in environment
  • Incorrect call to hpmudext.device_open
  • plugin download fails if python links to python3
  • Incorrect IEEE 1284 Device IDs for many models

How to install/upgrade HPLIP in Linux:

First download the HPLIP installer, the “” file at:

Download HPLIP

Once the download process finish, open a terminal window and cd to the downloads folder:

cd ~/Downloads

Make the installer package executable (replace ‘’ with the real package name in below commands):

chmod +x

Finally start the installer and follow the onscreen prompts:


via: HPLIP release note


HP printers in Linux


HP Linux Imaging and Printing (HPLIP), a HP-developed solution for printing, scanning, and faxing with HP inkjet and laser based printers in Linux now is at version 3.14.3, which added support for new printers, new Distro’s as well as various fixes.

New printers added in HPLIP 3.14.3:

  • HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 4640 e-All-in-One Printer series
  • HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 4645 e-All-in-One Printer
  • HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 4646 e-All-in-One Printer
  • HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 4648 e-All-in-One Printer
  • HP LaserJet Pro MFP M125a
  • HP LaserJet Pro MFP M125nw
  • HP LaserJet Pro MFP M125rnw
  • HP LaserJet Pro MFP M126a
  • HP LaserJet Pro MFP M126nw
  • HP LaserJet Pro MFP M127fp

New Linux Distro’s support for:

  • Debian 6.0.9,7.3,7.4
  • Fedora 20
  • Linux Mint 16

Issues fixed:

  • Fixed align functionality issue with HP OfficeJet 6100
  • Systray notification does not pop-up after configuring the device using ‘hp-setup’ command
  • Unable to configure second fax queue in interactive mode
  • Fixed missing ‘No 6 3/4 Envelope’ media size for HP OfficeJet 7619 Series
  • Printer name does not change when navigate back and forward to change the printer queue configuration through ‘hp-setup’

Install HPLIP:

1. Download the .run file from sourceforge page.

2. Right-click on the file and go to its Properties window, under Permissions tab check the box “Allow executing file as program”

allow hpip executable

3. Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the below command to start the installer:


Answer the questions and you’ll finally get the latest version of HPLIP installed on your system.

HPLIP website