Install Any HP printer in Linux


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This  tutorial  will  explain  how  to install  any  HP printer  in Linux   systems .  

what  you  have  to  do   is to check  if  your   printer is  support  from here :



 Lets  take  a example   for  this  one .

The HP Photosmart C5300 All-in-One Printer, Scanner, Copier series is designed for home users who want the affordability of five individual inks, the versatility of everyday and photo printing, and the opportunity to get more creative.

Bellow is described the easy way to install the printer all in one 5300 series (printer scanner and copy machine) in Linux system.




First : Download HPLIP

Go to HPlib opensource software website and download the

Second : The HPLIP Automatic Installer

The Automatic Installer is known to work on the following Linux Distributions:

  • SUSE Linux (10.3, 11.0, 11, 11.1)
  • Fedora (9, 9.0, 10, 10.0)
  • Ubuntu (8.04, 8.04.1, 8.04.2, 8.10, 9.04)
  • Debian (4.0, 4.0r0, 4.0r1, 5.0, lenny, lenny/sid, stable, testing)

To use the Automatic Installer, follow these steps:

  1. Download the file to a convenient location (e.g., home directory or desktop, etc).

  2. Open a console/terminal and cd to the location where the installer was downloaded. (e.g., cd ~/Desktop)

  3. Type in and run this command: ‘sh’

If the installation diden`t completed successfully , should be that you have some missing packages, then you have to install the missing dependencies and retry the installation again.

You can see the installation process on the video bellow :

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Please report any problem to the forum under hardware