Ubuntu – HP printer installed and the scanner doesn’t work


I've got a new printer HP Envy 5540. I downloaded and installed the printer with duplexer but I'm not able to use the scanner.

Best Answer

Some scanners will work straight away. Ubuntu comes with software called SimpleScan. If you can't find it in your applications, install it in a terminal window with sudo apt-get install simple-scan.

Ubuntu also comes with HPLIP which supports HP printers.

According to this page, you printer is supported.

If SimpleScan is not working for you, you may need to install HPLIP. Click here for the downloads page, which includes instructions on how to install HPLIP.

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