HPLIP 3.20.11 released with Ubuntu 20.10 / Debian 10.6 support

HP LIP, a printer and scanner driver for Linux developed by HP, released version 3.20.11 a few days ago.

Unlike previous releases, HPLIP 3.20.11 does not include support for new HP printers. Only add support for Ubuntu 20.10 and Debian 10.6. Also fixed a USB printing issue for printers supported by ipp on Ubutnu 20.04, Ubuntu 20.10 and Linux Mint 20.

There is also a known issue that ppd browsing can fail when running hp-setup on Ubuntu 20.10. Basically, there are a few times I can’t fetch the ppd list from the cups server. Therefore, you may run into the same problem during testing. Also, hp-toolbox does not work with ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 20.10, and Linux Mint 20 ippus bxd printers.

And I don’t know if it’s just for me or for everyone, it works on Ubuntu 20.10, but HPLIP 3.20.11 doesn’t install on Ubuntu 20.04 as it tries to install the old one python-pyqt5 As a dependency library.

How to get HPLIP 3.20.1 on Ubuntu:

1. To install the software, download the package “hplip-3.20.11.run” from the link below.

HP LIP download page

2. Then use Ctrl + Alt + T or search for “Terminal” from the app launcher to open the terminal. Once open, run the command to grant execute permission.

                      chmod +x ~/Downloads/hplip-3.20.11.run

3. Finally, run the command to start the driver installation.


Answer some questions according to the output of your terminal. If all is well, connect or reconnect your HP device and enjoy.

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