How to set up HP printer drivers on Linux Mint?

How to set up the driver for an HP printer on Linux Mint or Ubuntu?

First install the packages:

sudo aptitude install hplip hplip-gui

Then run

sudo hp-setup

and follow the GUI instructions to set up the printer.

Answered by Eric Z Ma.

Eric Ma

Eric is a systems guy. Eric is interested in building high-performance and scalable distributed systems and related technologies. The views or opinions expressed here are solely Eric's own and do not necessarily represent those of any third parties.


  1. Thank you very much. Like magic, your instruction connects my Linux 19.1 Tessa installed on Macbook to the HP Laserjet P1102w printer. I had wasted a night trying to set this up.

  2. Many, many thanks Eric! HP found the USB port that my printer was connected to using this method. Sourceforge’s HP installation couldn’t find the USB connection even though localhost found it earlier, and had successfully printed a test page.

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