HP Linux Imaging and Printing

Print, Scan and Fax Drivers for Linux

Manual Build and Install Instructions for Xandros

Step 1: Installation Prerequisite Steps

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

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.

Note

The following steps may effect the stability of your Xandros system. You may want to refer to your Xandros documentation and/or other resources on the possible effects.

Note

Using the Xandros Network remove the package xandros-hpjos. If you do not remove this package then HPLIP will not function correctly.


Step 2: Install Dependency Packages

A. Open a terminal shell.

B. Add the debian repositories to your apt source.list.

Enter this command:

su -c "kate /etc/apt/sources.list"

Add these lines:

# Standard Debian package sources
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stable main non-free contrib
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stable main non-free contrib
deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US stable/non-US main contrib non-free
deb-src http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US stable/non-US main contrib non-free

Save and Exit the file.

C. Update your apt repositories.

Enter this command:

su -c "apt-get update"

D. Install the required dependencies.

Enter this command:

su -c "apt-get install libcupsys2 libcupsys2-dev build-essential python-dev python gs-esp libusb-dev lsb sane xsane sane-utils python-reportlab python-qt3 libsnmp5-dev openssl libjpeg62-dev libsane-dev python-imaging 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 (most users will use this command):

./configure --with-hpppddir=/usr/share/ppd/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/ppd/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