HP Printer Install on Linux using CUPS
Posted on 2010-03-16 (Updated on 2019-01-24)
Recently I had to print at work, which required installing a printer on Ubuntu, so I thought I'd share how it went. Long story short: It went awesome.
First of all, I checked with OpenPrinting (now run by the Linux Foundation) to make sure if our office MFP was supported; and indeed, it was. In fact, it looked like it was supported by a whole bunch of different Linux printing methods. I'm most familiar with CUPS, so I did it that way.
Before I tried to install it, I made sure I had the HP drivers installed through the Ubuntu repositories. The packages are called
To install the printer, just visit the CUPS admin page, and follow the prompts. That was it - printing in just a couple minutes.
The only snag I ran into was the printer selection page of the process; it searched my whole network for ANY available printers, so I had a gigantic list of generic-sounding HP models. Luckily, we have the only HP 4345 in the building, so I was able to pick it out.
While I'm mostly posting this so that I can remember myself, who knows; maybe somebody will find this useful.
Thanks for sharing nice information.