How to Uninstall or Install ipp-usb on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: September 4, 2022

ipp-usb is a userland driver for USB devices (printers, scanners, MFC), supporting the IPP over USB protocol. It enables these USB devices to be seen as regular network printers. In this guide, I will show you ways to install ipp-usb Ubuntu 22.04.

Prerequisites

  • OS: Ubuntu 22.04 or older versions with more than 2GB RAM
  • Privileges: Verify that you can execute the sudo commands line.

Prerequisites to install ipp-usb on Ubuntu 22.04

Install ipp-usb Ubuntu 22.04

ipp-usb is one of the popular ways on Ubuntu now so that this tutorial will show you how to install it in various ways. Choose the one you believe is simple and easy to follow.

Install ipp-usb using APT

This is a popular method for installing any Ubuntu packages because it’s easy to follow, even if you are a newbie in Linux. Following these steps to install ipp-usb on your Ubuntu.

Step 1: The APT package repository cache needs to be updated before you try to install, update, or remove any packages. Update the APT database to download new packages from Ubuntu. Launching the terminal and entering the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Start the package installation on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating, you can install ipp-usb Ubuntu by pasting this command into the terminal and executing it.

sudo apt install ipp-usb

Install ipp-usb using Aptitude

With Aptitude, users can view a list of available packages and manage their installation, upgrade, and removal of packages. If you didn’t install it on Ubuntu, you need to install it by executing this command.

sudo apt install aptitude

After that, you can now install ipp-usb, just following these steps:

Step 1: The APT package repository cache needs to be updated before you try to install, update, or remove any packages. Update the APT database to fetch new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Start installing the packages on Ubuntu 22.04. You can now install ipp-usb Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo aptitude -y install ipp-usb

Install ipp-usb from Ubuntu Software Center

The next option is to use the Ubuntu Software Center to install ipp-usb, as it contains a number of packages that are simple to set up for those using Ubuntu 22.04 or earlier Ubuntu versions. Following these steps to begin the installation:

Step 1: Open the Software Center from Applications menu

You need to open the Applications menu by using Super + A, then search for Ubuntu Software and click on it.

Step 2: Searching for ipp-usb in Ubuntu Software

After opening the Ubuntu Software Center, you need to search for ipp-usb by typing its name into the search box and the results will appear. After selecting the package, click the Install button to install ipp-usb.

Install ipp-usb from Software Center on Ubuntu 22.04

Install ipp-usb using Snap

Snap is a software package and deployment system that uses self-contained packages, or snaps, to deliver software to users. Therefore, Snap enables you to install ipp-usb snap easily. Simply copying and pasting this command into the terminal to execute it.

sudo snap install ipp-usb --edge

Uninstall ipp-usb on Ubuntu 22.04

Have you ever considered how difficult it is to uninstall an application from Ubuntu? You are mistaken; anyone, not just package administrators, can easily uninstall any program.

If you installed ipp-usb using APT or Aptitude, you could uninstall ipp-usb on Ubuntu by following this step:

sudo apt remove --auto-remove ipp-usb

If you want to uninstall ipp-usb and delete its data and dependencies, you can also run the following command:

sudo apt autoremove --purge ipp-usb

If you installed ipp-usb using Snap, you could run this command:

sudo snap remove ipp-usb

Conclusion

In this tutorial, I showed you ways to install ipp-usb on Ubuntu 22.04 and some ways to uninstall ipp-usb too. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any assistance. I’m delighted to respond to them.