HPLIP 3.20.5 released in Debian 10.3 / new printer support

HP LIP, HP print, scan, and fax drivers for Linux released 3.20.5 a few days ago to support new printers and Linux distributions.

HPLIP 3.20.5 Support for the following new devices has been added:

  • HP DeskJet 1200, Ink Advantage 1200
  • HP DeskJet 2300 All-in-One, Ink Advantage 2300 All-in-One
  • HP ENVY 6000 series, Pro 6400 series.
  • HP DeskJet Plus 6000, 6400 Series
  • HP DeskJet 2700 and Ink Advantage 2700 All-in-One Printer Series
  • HP DeskJet Plus 4100, Ink Advantage 4100 All-in-One Printer Series
  • HP LaserJet Enterprise M610dn, M611dn, M611x, M612dn, M612x
  • HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M634dn, M634z, M635h, M635fht, M636fh
  • HP LaserJet Enterprise Flow MFP M634h, M635z, M636z

Support for Debian 10.3 and Manjaro 19.0 has also been added in the new release.

There is also a known issue where USB printing and scanning does not work on Vasari and Taccola on Ubuntu 20.04. See link: manpages.ubuntu.com..

How to install HPLIP 3.20.5 on Ubuntu:
HPLIP 3.20.5 will not install on Ubuntu 20.04 due to the requirements of the old legacy python 2 library.

1. To install the software, download the package “hplip-3.19.12.run” from the link below.

HPLIP download page

2. Then open Terminal via Ctrl + Alt + T or by searching for “Terminal” from the App Launcher. Once opened, run the command and grant execute permission.

chmod +x ~/Downloads/hplip-3.20.5.run

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

./Downloads/hplip-3.20.5.run

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

HPLIP 3.20.5 released in Debian 10.3 / new printer support

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