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I am setting up Mandriva 2007 on a computer for a friend and unfortunately they've already bought a Lexmark Z817 printer (which needless to say is unsupported). I have been ...
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    Cool How to use LPRng instead of CUPs


    I am setting up Mandriva 2007 on a computer for a friend and unfortunately they've already bought a Lexmark Z817 printer (which needless to say is unsupported). I have been reading of ways to get around this from the Lexmark site.
    They suggest installing LPRng, which I have done.
    Then to use "Klpq" to switch printing subsystems from CUPs to LPRng.
    On Mandriva 2007 Klpq is an unknown command, so I have gotten no further.
    Incidentally, they then go on to say -
    Start LPRng by "/etc/init.d/lpd restart"

    I can't see a way of inactivating CUPs or of telling Mandriva to use this other system.

    Please could someone help as I don't wish to give them the wrong idea about Linux - they're rather unconvinced by my explanation that just going out and buying the first printer you come across is a little reckless. (Worry not, I didn't actually put it like that!)

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    As root try:
    urpmi kdeutils-klpq

    or google for a rpm file named kdeutils-klpq

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