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Peppermint / lost screen (Solved)
« on: January 16, 2017, 07:50:17 pm »
Hi,
I usually have an option to switch between 1 screen and 2 screen but I only have 1 screen now. Where has the other screen gone ?
I must have deleted it ? help please

Don W

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Printers and Scanners / Brother MFC-J5910DW wireless printer problems
« on: December 13, 2016, 08:05:15 pm »
Hi Mark,
I am back with this problem with this printer.
I can not get the wireless connection to work. I had a topic here in September but I was able to use the Windoze computer to print out my sketches. I have now lost the Windoze computer and would like to establish a wireless connection with my Novatech computer running Pep 7.
Can you help ? where do I start ?

take care
Don W

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General Help & Advice / Sketchup available to linux users
« on: October 12, 2016, 09:27:55 am »
Hi Mark,
I received word last night that my.sketchup was available for linux users. I have had a look and it seems to work ok. I found this was a great programme in Windoze and was sorry it could not be used on linux systems. Some people have commented that they can now dump windross as that was what they needed to run sketchup. Do you know of any problems that might crop up in using this programme ? Is there any loss of functionality ? It is a beta version and it does admit that there WILL be bugs. Personally speaking I find it great to be able to use it but I thought there may be someone who would like a heads up.

take care
Don W

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General Help & Advice / printing cd/dvd labels (Solved)
« on: October 05, 2016, 08:07:25 pm »
Hi All,
I want to print cd/dvd labels and I can use Decadry label printer in Windoze. Is there something suitable in Linux as I don't have access to a Windoze printer all the time. ?

take care
Don W

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General Help & Advice / shut down takes ages
« on: September 08, 2016, 09:08:35 am »
Hi Mark,
A couple of times lately I have noticed at shutdown that it takes a while to shutdown. This morning after checking my mail and shutting down, I went away and put the kettle on, when I came back it was still shutting down.
Could there be a problem here ? Should I be worried ?

take care
Don W

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General Help & Advice / Problem with Libre Office Base Impress and Draw
« on: August 31, 2016, 08:59:00 pm »
Hi All,
I want to do a mail merge of some docs. and find when I go to the Office Suite the Base, Impress and Draw buttons are there but they don't work. It seems as if they are not installed. Do I need to install them from somewhere ?

take care
Don W
EDIT I have used apt get to install Base and it looks ok.
Impress and Draw I will leave for another day

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Printers and Scanners / brother mfc-j5910dw problems (solved)
« on: August 20, 2016, 02:09:38 pm »
Hi Mark,
I have been gifted a Brother MFC-J5910DW all in one printer ( it seems to be able to do everything except make a cuppa).
I have downloaded the drivers from their website, linux-brprinter-installer-2.0.0-1.gz and mfcj5910dwlpr-3.0.0-1.i386.deb and mfcj5910dwcupswrapper-3.0.0-1.i386.deb.
The driver site says the drivers need installed via the terminal, how do I install these drivers? please.

take care
Don W
EDIT I have the following instructions

Step1. Download the tool.(linux-brprinter-installer-*.*.*-*.gz)
The tool will be downloaded into the default "Download" directory.
(The directory location varies depending on your Linux distribution.)
e.g. /home/(LoginName)/Download
Step2. Open a terminal window and go to the directory you downloaded the file to in the last step.
Step3. Enter this command to extract the downloaded file:
Command: gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-*.*.*-*.gz
Step4. Get superuser authorization with the "su" command or "sudo su" command.
Step5. Run the tool:
Command: bash linux-brprinter-installer-*.*.*-* Brother machine name
Step6. The driver installation will start. Follow the installation screen directions.
 
 When you see the message "Will you specify the DeviceURI ?",
 For USB Users: Choose N(No)

I have completed Step3 and am stuck at Step4. Is the next command
sudo bash linux-brprinter-installer-*.*.*-* Brother MFC-J5910DW ?
I am worried about putting in commands that may alter what I don't want altered.

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Peppermint / computer start up slow (Solved)
« on: August 19, 2016, 05:22:24 pm »
Hi Mark,
My computer is quite slow in starting up. I have attached the bottom of the results I got from dmesg.txt.

[   23.390556] audit: type=1400 audit(1471620033.694:5): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_load" profile="unconfined" name="/usr/lib/connman/scripts/dhclient-script" pid=2228 comm="apparmor_parser"
[   23.391106] audit: type=1400 audit(1471620033.698:6): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_load" profile="unconfined" name="/usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm-guest-session" pid=2227 comm="apparmor_parser"
[   23.391116] audit: type=1400 audit(1471620033.698:7): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_load" profile="unconfined" name="/usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm-guest-session//chromium" pid=2227 comm="apparmor_parser"
[   23.397794] audit: type=1400 audit(1471620033.702:8): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_load" profile="unconfined" name="/usr/sbin/cups-browsed" pid=2231 comm="apparmor_parser"
[   23.401158] audit: type=1400 audit(1471620033.706:9): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_load" profile="unconfined" name="/usr/lib/cups/backend/cups-pdf" pid=2232 comm="apparmor_parser"
[   23.401168] audit: type=1400 audit(1471620033.706:10): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_load" profile="unconfined" name="/usr/sbin/cupsd" pid=2232 comm="apparmor_parser"
[   23.401175] audit: type=1400 audit(1471620033.706:11): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_load" profile="unconfined" name="/usr/sbin/cupsd//third_party" pid=2232 comm="apparmor_parser"
[   27.803750] Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
[   27.803754] Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast
[   27.803760] Bluetooth: BNEP socket layer initialized
[   31.348058] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): enp3s0f2: link is not ready
[   31.497601] r8169 0000:03:00.2 enp3s0f2: link down
[   31.497701] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): enp3s0f2: link is not ready
[   31.594932] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlp2s0: link is not ready
[   31.976223] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlp2s0: link is not ready
[   32.401313] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlp2s0: link is not ready
[   41.401431] wlp2s0: authenticate with 20:0c:c8:7d:08:18
[   41.776636] wlp2s0: send auth to 20:0c:c8:7d:08:18 (try 1/3)
[   41.778530] wlp2s0: authenticated
[   41.780193] wlp2s0: associate with 20:0c:c8:7d:08:18 (try 1/3)
[   41.784401] wlp2s0: RX AssocResp from 20:0c:c8:7d:08:18 (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=2)
[   41.784591] wlp2s0: associated
[   41.784634] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlp2s0: link becomes ready
[   41.832620] cfg80211: Regulatory domain changed to country: GB
[   41.832624] cfg80211:  DFS Master region: ETSI
[   41.832626] cfg80211:   (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp), (dfs_cac_time)
[   41.832629] cfg80211:   (2402000 KHz - 2482000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (N/A)
[   41.832631] cfg80211:   (5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 80000 KHz, 160000 KHz AUTO), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (N/A)
[   41.832634] cfg80211:   (5250000 KHz - 5330000 KHz @ 80000 KHz, 160000 KHz AUTO), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (0 s)
[   41.832636] cfg80211:   (5490000 KHz - 5710000 KHz @ 160000 KHz), (N/A, 2700 mBm), (0 s)
[   41.832638] cfg80211:   (57000000 KHz - 66000000 KHz @ 2160000 KHz), (N/A, 4000 mBm), (N/A)
[  938.389088] r8169 0000:03:00.2 enp3s0f2: link up
[  938.389102] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): enp3s0f2: link becomes ready
[ 1435.559193] wlp2s0: deauthenticated from 20:0c:c8:7d:08:18 (Reason: 6=CLASS2_FRAME_FROM_NONAUTH_STA)
[ 1435.610257] wlp2s0: authenticate with 20:0c:c8:7d:08:18
[ 1435.623953] wlp2s0: send auth to 20:0c:c8:7d:08:18 (try 1/3)
[ 1435.625830] wlp2s0: authenticated
[ 1435.629614] wlp2s0: associate with 20:0c:c8:7d:08:18 (try 1/3)
[ 1435.633816] wlp2s0: RX AssocResp from 20:0c:c8:7d:08:18 (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=1)
[ 1435.634050] wlp2s0: associated
[ 1435.654658] cfg80211: World regulatory domain updated:
[ 1435.654663] cfg80211:  DFS Master region: unset
[ 1435.654665] cfg80211:   (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp), (dfs_cac_time)
[ 1435.654668] cfg80211:   (2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (N/A)
[ 1435.654670] cfg80211:   (2457000 KHz - 2482000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (N/A)
[ 1435.654672] cfg80211:   (2474000 KHz - 2494000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (N/A)
[ 1435.654675] cfg80211:   (5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 80000 KHz, 160000 KHz AUTO), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (N/A)
[ 1435.654678] cfg80211:   (5250000 KHz - 5330000 KHz @ 80000 KHz, 160000 KHz AUTO), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (0 s)
[ 1435.654680] cfg80211:   (5490000 KHz - 5730000 KHz @ 160000 KHz), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (0 s)
[ 1435.654682] cfg80211:   (5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 80000 KHz), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (N/A)
[ 1435.654684] cfg80211:   (57240000 KHz - 63720000 KHz @ 2160000 KHz), (N/A, 0 mBm), (N/A)
[ 1435.721485] cfg80211: Regulatory domain changed to country: GB
[ 1435.721490] cfg80211:  DFS Master region: ETSI
[ 1435.721492] cfg80211:   (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp), (dfs_cac_time)
[ 1435.721495] cfg80211:   (2402000 KHz - 2482000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (N/A)
[ 1435.721497] cfg80211:   (5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 80000 KHz, 160000 KHz AUTO), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (N/A)
[ 1435.721500] cfg80211:   (5250000 KHz - 5330000 KHz @ 80000 KHz, 160000 KHz AUTO), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (0 s)
[ 1435.721502] cfg80211:   (5490000 KHz - 5710000 KHz @ 160000 KHz), (N/A, 2700 mBm), (0 s)
[ 1435.721504] cfg80211:   (57000000 KHz - 66000000 KHz @ 2160000 KHz), (N/A, 4000 mBm), (N/A)

Is there a problem here ? and can I fix it ?

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Peppermint / peppermint 7 runs slow (Solved)
« on: July 15, 2016, 10:08:21 pm »
Hi Mark,
I have been running/trying to run the new Peppermint 7. I am about to take it off and re install peppermint 6.
3 times his evening Firefox crashed, Whenever I connect to the Internet the pages are slow to render and I am completely fed up with the experience. The mouse is playing up as well so I bought a new wireless mouse but when I click andtry to drag anything it seems to get left behind. This is really not a pleasant experience.
I will wait until tomorrow before doing anything but itlooks like Pep 7 is a no-no.

take care
Don W
EDIT Added a bit.

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General Help & Advice / easy way to install glabels ? (Solved)
« on: July 14, 2016, 08:37:00 pm »
Is there an easy method of installing glabels in Peppermint 7 ??

take care
Don W

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Hi Mark,
I have looked back at these threads and found one I posted earlier. I have downloaded the first link and installedut it came with an error message. I ran the commands it gave and everything seems ok.
When I try to get the second link (and the third) I get a 404 not found error.
Can you help again ?

take care
Don W
EDIT When I go back to the desktop the' Package Installer ' error message is still there and I can't delete it ?

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Peppermint / Problem installing Peppermint 7
« on: July 10, 2016, 08:29:10 pm »
Hi Mark,
I have copied the files I want to keep to a spare USB pen drive.
I have written the Peppermint 7 pen drive and I have tried to install Pep 7 but I haven't been able to get past the 'Machine Check Error' message that flashes up.
Where have I gone wrong ?

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Internet Connectivity / WiFi dropped on Novatech computer (Solved)
« on: June 26, 2016, 08:33:31 pm »
Hi Mark,
I have been using WiFi on my computer downstairs for a while now. For the second time this week the WiFi has disappeared.
I have taken a note of your advice from last time and am posting the results here. Is there anything that can be done to cure this. I still have the TP-Link hardware I purchased the last time I had this problem.
PS I switched off and restarted the computer and the WiFi was ok, I was able to send this without having to go upstairs and plug in a cable.

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General Help & Advice / problem deleting images (Solved)
« on: May 30, 2016, 10:13:07 pm »
Hi All,
Just lately I have been getting a problem trying to delete images from my camera.
Normally I insert the card into the slot on my computer and it is recognised and asks if I want to open gThumb Import Photo Tool. I click on that and it opens a page with the photos on it, and  asks if I want to download. I accept that and tick the 'Delete files from source' box.
This is where it goes wrong, it now says 'Could not perform the operation. error removing file : Read only filesystem'.
Anyone experienced this ? any clues to what has gone wrong ?
I also find that when I try to format the card it comes up with a page to format a USB stick with the 'Format' greyed out

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Peppermint / Can't be Authenticated ? (Solved)
« on: April 25, 2016, 03:44:47 pm »
Hi Mark,
When I log on today I click on Updater in the Toolbar and it tells me that certain packages may be dangerous as 'They can not be Authenticated '.
What should I do  ? Ignore the warning ?

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