HP Printer Drivers ‘HPLIP’ 3.17.11 Adds Ubuntu 17.10 Support

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HPLIP, open-source HP printer drivers, reached the 3.17.11 release with Ubuntu 17.10 (64-bit) support.

HPLIP is an HP developed solution for printing, scanning, and faxing with HP inkjet and laser based printers in Linux.

The project provides printing support for over 2,080 printer models–including; Deskjet, Officejet, Photosmart, PSC (Print, Scan, Copy), Business Inkjet, LaserJet, Edgeline MFP, and LaserJet MFP.

The ONLY change in HPLIP 17.10 is adding support for Ubuntu 17.10 64-bit.

How to Install HPLIP 3.17.11 in Ubuntu:

The official Linux binary (.run) is available for download at the link below:

Download HPLIP (.run)

After downloaded the .run file, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command:

cd ~/Downloads/ && chmod +x hplip-3.17.11.run && ./hplip-3.17.11.run

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

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Then follow the terminal outputs, 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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