HP Linux Imaging and Printing

Print, Scan and Fax Drivers for Linux

Manual Build and Install Instructions for Linspire

Step 1: Installation Prerequisite Steps

View the current Release Notes for additional information on this release.

The HPLIP install of Linspire is a manual process. It's advised that you have some experience using the CNR application.

Note

You will need root access to complete many of the steps while installing HPLIP. If you do not have root access contact your system admin for assistance.


Step 2: Install Dependency Packages

To install the required dependencies for HPLIP on Linspire follow these steps.

A. Start the CNR application. If you need assistance please refer to the Linspire documentation and/or other resources.

B. Search and install the following applications:

build-essential gs-esp libcupsys2 libjpeg62-dev libsnmp5-dev libusb-dev openssl python-dev python-qt3-gl python-reportlab sane-utils sane-dev xsane libsane-dev cupsddk cupsddk-drivers

Step 3: Download HPLIP

Note

We recommend that you download the HPLIP tarball to your home or desktop directory.

A. Click here to Download the Regular Tarball

B. Go to the directory where you downloaded the HPLIP tarball.

Example:

cd ~/Desktop

C. Uncompress the tarball.

Enter this command:

tar xvfz hplip-3.17.10.tar.gz

This will create a directory with the same name as the tarball file.

D. Change your working directory to the hplip-3.17.10 directory.

Example:

cd hplip-3.17.10

Step 4: Configure HPLIP for installation

A. This step configures the development environment and checks that your system is ready to install HPLIP.

For specific information on using ./configure and the different options please go here. Also reference your distro documentation and configuration for additional information on which tags are relevant.

Enter this command (select the appropriate command depending on your system configuration):

32 bit distro users:

./configure --with-hpppddir=/usr/share/cups/model/HP --prefix=/usr --disable-qt4 --disable-qt5 --enable-doc-build --enable-cups-ppd-install --disable-foomatic-drv-install --disable-libusb01_build --disable-foomatic-ppd-install --disable-hpijs-install --disable-udev_sysfs_rules --disable-policykit --disable-cups-drv-install --enable-hpcups-install --enable-network-build --enable-dbus-build --enable-scan-build --enable-fax-build

64 bit distro users:

./configure --with-hpppddir=/usr/share/cups/model/HP --libdir=/usr/lib64 --prefix=/usr --disable-qt4 --disable-qt5 --enable-doc-build --enable-cups-ppd-install --disable-foomatic-drv-install --disable-libusb01_build --disable-foomatic-ppd-install --disable-hpijs-install --disable-udev_sysfs_rules --disable-policykit --disable-cups-drv-install --enable-hpcups-install --enable-network-build --enable-dbus-build --enable-scan-build --enable-fax-build

Step 5: Run Make

A. This step will compile the HPLIP source.

Important

You want to run make as a regular user, NOT as root.

Enter this command:

make

Step 6: Run Make Install

A. This step will install HPLIP.

Enter this command:

su -c "make install"

Step 7: Post Installation Step(s)

A. If you are going to be setting up a printer with USB and the printer is already plugged in, you will need to do one of the following:

  1. Unlpug and re-plug in the USB printer, or
  2. Restart your PC.

Failure to do this will cause your USB printer to not be detected by HPLIP.


Step 8: Configuring your printer using hp-setup

Continue to hp-setup