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    Installing wireless HP printer in Lubuntu 20.04

    I am unable to figure out how to get Lubuntu 20.04 to recognize an existing wireless HP printer on my home network. Many posts in my search for an answer mention a printer option in System Tools, but there is no such option on mine. This is the "Live" version of Lubuntu if that matters. I would appreciate any guidance, keeping in mind that I am not very expert in anything needing terminal work. Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Installing wireless HP printer in Lubuntu 20.04

    Does this existing wireless HP printer have a model name?
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    Re: Installing wireless HP printer in Lubuntu 20.04

    In addition to brian_p's requested info:

    1. Make sure that your router is configured to assign a static IP address to the printer.
    2. Record what this IP address is.
    3. Code:
      sudo hp-setup -i ip_address_previously_recorded
    4. Answer all the questions that will be asked, making sure that the recommended driver is for the model of your printer.
    5. Because this is a LiveUSB session, these changes will all be lost at your next reboot.

    Though LiveUSB sessions are great for trying out Lubuntu, they leave much to be desired for setting up permanent things like printers, etc. If you can, running Lubuntu in a VM with bridged networking is more robust and less troublesome.

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    Re: Installing wireless HP printer in Lubuntu 20.04

    Quote Originally Posted by brian_p View Post
    Does this existing wireless HP printer have a model name?
    It is HP OfficeJet Pro 8210. Thanks.

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    Re: Installing wireless HP printer in Lubuntu 20.04

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesmck View Post
    It is HP OfficeJet Pro 8210. Thanks.
    Please post the outputs of
    Code:
    avahi-browse -rt _ipp._tcp
    Code:
    avahi-browse -rt _uscan._tcp
    Code:
    driverless
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    Re: Installing wireless HP printer in Lubuntu 20.04

    Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. It looks like hplip-gui is going to work.

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