[CentOS] hplip problems - configure: error: "cannot find libjpeg support"

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Fri Mar 13 17:47:58 UTC 2009


On Friday 13 March 2009 14:06:10 Roger Wells wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On Thursday 12 March 2009 15:59:04 Roger Wells wrote:
> >> Anne Wilson wrote:
> >>> On Thursday 12 March 2009 14:45:27 Roger Wells wrote:
> >>>> I actually did install the home printer last night (Photosmart C6180).
> >>>> "hp-setup' ran fine, discovered the printer and installed it just as
> >>>> it did for the LJ4350 (it didn't find the correct PPD file but...).
> >>>> The good news is that even though hp-toolbox won't run the Centos
> >>>> Scanner Tool works.
> >>>> It discovered the scanner correctly and I was able to operate with it
> >>>> as expected.  The scanner is also available within appropriate
> >>>> applications such as OpenOffice and the Gimp.
> >>>>
> >>>> So maybe we don't need hp-toolbox so much after all.
> >>>
> >>> Glad you got it working, Roger.  I knew I wouldn't have time to have
> >>> another go at this until tomorrow.  So did you use the 3.9.2 version?
> >>> Anything to report about the actual installation?
> >>
> >> yes the hplip version is 3.9.2.   First I removed the installed version
> >> which was 1.6.7, I think.  Then I followed the
> >> directions at:
> >>
> >> http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/install/manual/distros/centos.html
> >>
> >> This went well but the "hp-check" near the end indicated two or three
> >> errors that would show up at run-time were
> >> present.  These are some of what we have been discussing in this thread
> >> and are apparently the ones that will prevent
> >> "hp-toolbox" from running.  They do not apparently affect "hp-setup".
> >> .
> >> Run hp-setup as root (the only way) and it should find your printers.
> >> For each of mine a warning was issued:
> >>
> >> error: No PPD found for model laserjet_4350. Trying old algorithm...
> >>
> >>
> >> In the case of the C6180 this resulted in all printing going to 4x6 inch
> >> pages to a printer that only had photograph
> >> page size options.  When offered to search for PPD files during
> >> installation you can take that route and search
> >> in /usr/share/ppd/HP for a more appropriate driver.  Why "hp-setup"
> >> doesn't find drivers there I don't know.
> >> I had to select the one with the ".gz" extension to avoid an error about
> >> a missing "foomatic-rip-hplip" something
> >> or other.  You can apparently do this "PPD" changeover after
> >> installation.
> >
> > Thanks.  I hope to get to this later today.
> >
> >> I did that with the C6180.  If it still insists on printing in a 4x6
> >> format I will report back.
> >>
> >> As I said earlier the Centos 5.2 Scanner Tool seems to work just fine.
> >
> > I distinctly remember that when I installed hplip on this (Mandriva)
> > laptop for the C7180 I also had the 4x6 problem.  I found that there were
> > three places that could affect it.  I think they were CUPS setup,
> > KPrinter setup and hplip setup.  Two out of three were correct.  The
> > third said 4x6.  I'm not certain, but I think I had to change KPrinter
> > defaults.  Anyway, that's the line to investigate.  It didn't take me too
> > long to find it, so I'm sure you will find it too.
>
> thanks.  I installed what appeared to be the correct PPD file
> (hp-photosmart_c6100_series-hpijs.ppd)
> but now it won't print at all.  Still scans though.
> roger
>
Odd.  You did make sure that you got the C6100, not the 6100, didn't you?

Hmm - did a 'locate 7100' on this laptop, and didn't find a .ppd listed at 
all.  It listed

/usr/share/foomatic/db/source/printer/HP-PhotoSmart_C7100.xml

This is on my Mandriva laptop, running hplip-2.8.7.

Anne




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