With all these complications—printcap file, lpr program, lpd program, filters—it's no surprise that most Linux vendors include a utility to set up your printing system for you.
Starting the lpd program (called the print server daemon) is generally done at startup. You can check your initialization scripts or review your Linux documentation. (See also Hour 11, "Using KDE System Management Utilities." Caldera OpenLinux users can run the lisa utility to specify that the print server should be started at startup.)
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