Printing on HP printer without running hplip*.run

Asked by Adam Walker on 2019-12-05

Is there a way to use HP printers (specifically an HP LaserJet Pro m102w) without running the hplip installer executable?

Is there a place where we can get the .ppd files instead of the whole executable?

Is there a way to extract the .ppd files from the hplip*.run, without running the whole executable?

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS does not print using this printer out of the box, even though it recognizes the printer.

I'm basically trying to get my printer working without running closed-source software. Already contacted HP helpdesk with zero help - I should have recorded the call, it was quite funny.

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2019-12-11
brian_p (claremont102) said : #1

> Is there a way to use HP printers (specifically an HP LaserJet Pro
> m102w) without running the hplip installer executable?

Yes:

  https://wiki.debian.org/CUPSQuickPrintQueues
  https://wiki.debian.org/CUPSDriverlessPrinting

> Is there a place where we can get the .ppd files instead of the
> whole executable?

  apt install printer-driver-hpcups

But with driverless printing the HPLIP PPDs are unneeded.

> Is there a way to extract the .ppd files from the hplip*.run,
> without running the whole executable?

Get the original source file from a Ubuntu archive.

> I'm basically trying to get my printer working without running
> closed-source software.

Driverless printing will give you this, but so will HPLIP.

--
Brian.

shivani mandora (shivani1708) said : #2

Hi,

In order to get ppd files, you need to install hplip driver from the portal.

Pravin (pkmori) said : #3

Hi,

Can you provide the link where to get those ppd files ?

Pravin Mori

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