hplip problems - configu error: "cannot find libjpeg support"
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
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.
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.
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