[CentOS] CentOS5:Printer Won't Work

joseph tacuyan joseph.mailboxlist at gmail.com
Wed Jul 18 23:53:25 UTC 2007

On 7/19/07, Robert Thompson <the_drbobo at earthlink.net> wrote:
> I have a HP OfficeJet K80xi "all-in-one" USB printer. When I send a
> file to the printer from a virtual console using the command : lp
> "anyfilename", the response is "request ID is HPOJK80-7 (1 file(s)".
> There is no printer action, no sound, nothing. The printers name is
> HPOJK80; the -7 is the job number.
> The command lpstat shows there are a total of 7 jobs in the queue. The
> command lpq response is "HPOJK80 is ready and printing", and lists the 7
> file names. Nothing has ever printed since I switched to CentOS5.
> The hplip web site (http://hplip.sourceforge.net/) tells me to do "rpm
> -qa hplip" from a virtual console. The result is "hplip-1.6.7-4.1.e15"
> (driver model installed). The web site table shows any driver later than
> 0.9.5 should work. The hplip web site also states that there are 6
> "dependencies": xsane, cups-devel, libjpeg-devel, pyqt, pyqt-devel, and
> net-snmp-devel. Using the find command (find / -name 'filename' -print)
> results in 2 hits for xane, 0 hits for the others except libjpeg-devel
> which gives the message "/proc/11268: No such file or directory". My
> conclusion is there are 5 missing files, probably cups-devel is the most
> important. Where can I find the missing files? How do I know where to
> put them?
> While I am not sure that "system-config-printer" was run correctly, I am
> going to concentrate on the missing dependencies. Any help would be
> appreciated. Thanks in advance. Bob T.
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yum list missing-package-* and then yum -y install missing-package-* would
somehow ease the pain.
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