The HP-Setup program sets up HP printers on Linux and is easy to install and use.
- Install HP setup program by:
apt install hplip
- Get the IP address of your networked HP printer from its front panel or the network address e.g.
The CLI method is very quick and reliable.
Add the HP printer to your PC by:
hp-setup -i PrinterAddress
PrinterAddress is the IP address e.g. 10.0.0.64 or a network name like
HP setup will try to select a PPD file, usually it finds a good one. Perhaps name the printer by the room name or department – it’s arbitrary.
After setup, the printer will show in:
- system “Printers” window
- CUPS under
https://localhost:631/printers/→ Manage Printers
As noted above, this method may not work until HP updates their program to use a current Qt version.
Start GUI by typing
hp-setup then select
- Manual Discovery
- type in printer IP address
The Printer should be instantly discovered and you’re ready to print.