CUPS and LPR printing
I know that this is a very newbie question, but ....
I'm using SuSE linux v9 and running samba to allow windows systems to share files. I've been able to add printers which are connected via JetDirect cards simply by adding them under yast as remote LPR printers and these are then available under samba.
I can easily print from windows systems by using the windows drivers and directing them to the samba server.
Here's my problem! I want to be able to print to these printers (or at least one of them) from linux! I know it sounds easy, but when I add the printer (an HP LaserJet 5Si) as an LPR printer, I don't get an option as to what type of printer I'm connecting. If I connect it directly to the parallel port, then I get asked for the make/model, as an LPR printer it seems to assume a postscript printer (judging by the printed output!).
Can I tell linux that I don't want postscript output to this port but would prefer PCL?
Now there's also the option of CUPS. Is there any advantage in using this? If so, where do I go from here?