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

Mon Mar 16 16:52:26 UTC 2009
Anne Wilson <cannewilson at googlemail.com>

On Thursday 12 March 2009 15:59, 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
I finally made time to try this again.

> 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".
> .
I can't run either hp-toolbox or hp-setup (it complains that it can't run the 
gui) but I could run 'hp-setup -i' which gives a text install.  I thought I 
might as well follow through the whole kaboodle, but when it got to setting 
up fax headers it complained (again!) that  python-dbus is not installed.  It 
then said

warning: Qt/PyQt 4 initialization failed.
error: hp-setup requires GUI support (try running with --qt3). Also, try using 
interactive (-i) mode.    (which is what  I'd just done.)
> 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...
I saw that too - but then it continued and installed PPD file: 
foomatic:HP-PhotoSmart_7150-hpijs.ppd.  I'm fairly sure that that is the 
wrong driver.  The HP-PhotoSmart_C series are not the same as the 
HP-PhotoSmart series.  The C7100 driver is correct, the 7100 driver does not 
work.  Fortunately the device/queue that I installed under CUPS is still 
available to me.

> 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.
> 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 can't see the scanner at all, but then xsane seems to bomb out on me.

I don't actually need it on this box, and to tell the truth, I can't spare any 
more time on it.  If it was important I'd use the HP Launchpad to get it 
fixed, but I'm just going to bale out now.

I'm glad you got a working solution.