There are 2 ways to install the latest HPLIP driver under Ubuntu:
Adding the driver manually requires some knowledge of the terminal.
To install the latest version of HPLIP driver by using a PPA, execute the following:
Installing the latest HPLIP driver manually (command line installation):
First, download the latest HPLIP driver from this website. The link will open a webpage where some questions regarding model of printer and Linux distribution and version needs to be answered.
Make sure the file will be downloaded in the /home/<username>/Downloads folder!
Secondly: after downloading the file it needs to be made executable. To do this, the following needs to be done:
Do not switch on the printer during the installation procedure!!! If the printer is switched on, make sure it is switched off before starting the installation procedure.
To run the installation file it is not required to use sudo to get root privileges.
In the terminal type the following command: ./hplip-*.**.**.run
Note that the command starts with . (dot) / (slash) followed by the complete filename and ending on . (dot) run!
before the installation procedure starts the user must choose whether to install the driver manually (press c for custom) or automatically (press a for automatic). Best is to execute the installation procedure manually (custom) so that every step can be controlled and monitored by the user. There will also be some other questions asked regarding the installation of the new
HPLIP driver. Read these questions carefully before answering.