Manual Build and Install Instructions for Linpus

Step 1: Installation Prerequisite Steps


This package will work for Linpus 9.4. and 9.5

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


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: Download the Linpus HPLIP RPM Package

A. Click here to download the HPLIP Linpus package. Save the package in an area that works for you--we suggest downloading it to the Desktop so that it's easy to find later.

Step 3: Install the Linpus Package for HPLIP

A. Install the Linpus package by using this process. In a terminal run:

cd ~/Desktop/
su -c "rpm -ev --nodeps libsane-hpaio"
su -c "rpm -ev hplip-gui"
su -c "rpm -ev hplip"
su -c "rpm -ev hpijs"
su -c "yum install PyQt"
su -c "yum install xsane"

For Linpus 9.4 package:

su -c "rpm -Uvh hplip-3.12.6_linpus-9.4.i386.rpm"

For Linpus 9.5 package:

su -c "rpm -Uvh hplip-3.12.6_linpus-9.5.i386.rpm"

Step 4: Post installation steps

A. Disable SELinux or run SELinux in permissive mode:

Open file "/etc/selinux/config"
set "SELINUX=permissive"
Restart your system
To change the state of SELinux to permissive at run time run su -c "setenforce 0"

B. For normal users other than root add user name to "lp" group, you will need to do one of the following:

Command Line:

su -c "usermod -a -G lp $USER"

C. Restart your PC (or) Logout and Login:

Step 5: Configuring your printer using hp-setup

A. To configure the printer in the terminal run:

su -c "hp-setup"

The HPLIP and the printer should now be installed and configured.