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

Fri Mar 13 14:06:10 UTC 2009
Roger Wells <ROGER.K.WELLS at saic.com>

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 
but now it won't print at all.  Still scans though.
> Anne
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