... but I'd rather give you the chance to sort out any bugs Vector may have with printing through CUPS (I'm not competent yet to use anything else to print with) than stay quiet about this.
I don't see any bugs in the VL CUPS system. I set up an HP Deskjet 500 printer with VL5.8GOLD for a client of mine just the other day and it worked fine. I would suggest either:
1) you did not enable the Parallel Port service when you installed VL
2) you did not choose the correct port during CUPS config.
Start with this: "dmesg | grep lp0". You should see output something like this:
lp0: using parport0 (interrupt-driven).
lp0: console ready
Then "ls -al /etc/rc.d/rc.parallel". You should see output exactly like this:
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1148 2006-10-18 23:38 /etc/rc.d/rc.parallel*
(especially the x's in the first columns. If not, you did not enable parallel during the install and you need to do VASM, SUPER, SERVICE, HWSET, and enable the Parallel Service.
Then during CUPS printer config, under the "Device" drop-down list make sure you choose "LPT#1".