Well I was waiting for someone with knowledge of Suse to answer. I installed some version of it a couple of years back, for my daughter, but don't remember much about it. Anyway, see my question "hp deskjet 630c, Redhat 7.1
" a page or two back in the archives. drjimstuckinwin advised me about linuxconf. That's what the problem was. Under the control tab, control panel, active configuration, the fix was available to start lpd. I don't know if suse has such, but perhaps that will help. That's not to mention the little matter of having the cable hooked up...I hope you checked that first, like I should have.