In cups adding my old Epson stylus color 660 failed as add printer did not give a lp type parallel port option.
http://www.vmware.com/support/ws5/doc/w ... #wp1064410
had info and I did a
sudo gedit /etc/group
and change the line starting with lp tobe lp::7:daemon,lp,myname (change myname to yourname)
after that I restarted the machine and bingo added the printer. Hope this helps any other lost souls. Ian.