How add hewlett packard printer

can anybody help me add a HP laser printer connected in usb port, PLEASE?
(i’m using xfce)

Hi mate as I don’t use a printer I’m not too sure about how to go setting it up, have you had a read of this
Or this

Hopefully one of these will help you along if not someone will more than likely be able to help you.

Also welcome to the forum

ive got an hp usb laser printer as well. all i needed to do was to add it via the normal thing in the control panel (gnome) - i had ticked both the hp/printer boxes during the eos installation. if you didnt you probably need to install hplip and hplip-drivers

anothr way might be to open in a browser

Welcome to the forum @ninos :enos_flag: :partying_face::tada:

thanks for your help, but all this is too difficult for a 65-year old , non tech savvie,
i was hoping for sth. easier

I believe you need hplip package and then run it from terminal.

I’ve downlowded hplip 3.22.6
(it’s in Downloads, file name :
how do I run it in terminal???

How did you “download” it? You say it’s in the “downloads”. Like, did you do an appimage? I have no idea what that means.

It’s run in terminal like everything else - type the package into terminal. So:


** I think you need sudo privilages to save it. . . I can’t remember, it’s been a very long time since I set it up. Also, printers in my experience with Arch are the hardest things to setup. I’ve always had a tough time with them for some reaosn. I think it’s my particular HP printer though. I know I needed to set it up via usb connection first before I could use it as wifi.

hplip does not work,
no such command

If it’s not installed, just run this on terminal:

sudo pacman -Sy hplip

yes, this command worked
then I installed the printer using the icon hp
you should have installed the HP DEVICE MANAGER , first

see also

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