How to install networked HP printer and scanner on Ubuntu Linux

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I have HP Officejet Pro printer and scanner. How do I install HP Officejet Pro network printers and scanners on Ubuntu Linux? How can I install HP printer on Ubuntu Linux?

Hi, I’m trying to install my wireless HP printer on Ubuntu, and it’s telling me “You do not have permission to add a printer. You need authentication.” and gives Username and Password fields. I enter my Linux name and pwd, but it fails. Any suggestions? Not sure why it would think I can’t add printers, that seems odd. Thx!

Hi @kstarkey ,

Welcome to forum!

Have you tried running it using sudo command?

sudo hp-setup

When asked for the password, make sure you type your own password.


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