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!)