How to Install HPLIP on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

The HPLIP project was launched by HP inc. aims to make it easier for systems administrators and users of the Linux operating system with a wide range of printing, scanning, or faxing functionality on their devices as well. The company has been making some changes lately- they’ve recently started working on an innovative new program called “Hp Lip” which will allow you can use your computer/laptop just like any other inkjet printer! You’ll be able to send documents from anywhere without worrying about whether or not those pages are going stay bright enough once exposed to long periods of time outdoors due

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to Install the HLIP or better known as HP Linux Imaging and Printing on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish using the command line terminal and the LaunchPAD PPA to install the latest possible packages.

Update Ubuntu

Before you begin, update your system to ensure all existing packages are up to date to avoid any conflicts during the installation.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y

Install Dependencies

Use the following command to install or check if the packages are installed.

sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https -y

Import PPA for HPLIP

A well-known HLIP PPA exists that is easier for users to import and keep their packages up to date for the future.

Execute the following command to import.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kelebek333/hplip -y

Install HPLIP

Before running the installation command, run an apt update to reflect the new imported PPA.

sudo apt-get update

With the PPA added, you can begin the installation using the following command.

sudo apt-get install hplip hplip-gui -y

How to Launch HPLI

Now that you have the software installed, launching can be done in a few ways depending on what you are planning to use by following the path.

Activities > Show Applications > HPLIP {software}

Example:

How to Install HPLIP on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

The best path to take is to open the “HPLIP Toolbox” that will scan for your related devices, here you can configure and set it up as required. Once done, you have successfully installed HLIP support.

Example:

How to Install HPLIP on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

How to Update/Upgrade HPLIP

The software should update by itself with your system packages for desktop users using the APT package manager. For users that would like to check manually, use the following command in your terminal.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

How to Remove (Uninstall) HPLIP

Use the following command entirely for users who no longer wish to have the software on their system and want to remove the software.

sudo apt autoremove hplip* --purge

Also, remember the PPA repository as this is no longer needed. The command looks familiar to adding the repository, and this time you added the syntax “–remove” for removal.

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:kelebek333/hplip -y

Comments and Conclusion

The HPLIP project is an ambitious undertaking that has the potential to make printing from Linux systems a much more seamless experience. With HP Inc. taking the lead, we can only hope that this project will continue to make progress and eventually provide support for all HP printers.



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