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#16
Hardware Compatibility / Re: Brother Printer problem
January 10, 2022, 03:44:32 PM
Yes
#17
Hardware Compatibility / Re: Brother Printer problem
January 10, 2022, 03:24:09 PM
Hi Keith ,is this what you want


[email protected] ~/Downloads $ sudo lpinfo -v
lpinfo: cups-deviced failed to execute.
[email protected] ~/Downloads $ sudo lpinfo -v"
#18
Hardware Compatibility / Re: Brother Printer problem
January 10, 2022, 01:50:31 PM
Hi Keith,
I have done quite a bit of what you advised but seem to have come unstuck at the final hurdle, When I enter sudo lpinfo -v" into the terminal it says "lpinfo: cups-deviced failed to execute."
When I look in the printer menu under WiFi it says "IP Address 192.168.0.95" is this the number I should use ??
PS I have had a look in the Downloads directory and there are now 11 of these files about the brother printer. Looks fairly serious stuff.
#19
Hardware Compatibility / Re: Brother Printer problem
January 10, 2022, 10:22:40 AM
Thanks for this Keith. I hate the thought of losing a printer on Linux as this is my main machine. I will try out this explanation of what to do after I have been to the doc's.
I will gather the stuff I have downloaded into a folder and will take note of the things you have mentioned to start over again.
Thanks again.
take care and stay safe.
Don W
PS I will be back
#20
Hardware Compatibility / Re: Brother Printer problem
January 09, 2022, 07:27:03 PM
Hi All,
I am back again with this problem and need help. I have tried to install the drivers/packages from the Brother website but I have made a right muck up and got totally lost.
Can anyone help with what I need to do to get me printing again with this wireless printer. The last printer was ok as it was wireless/usb and if it stopped talking to the printer I just plugged the usb in and got a connection. This printer is only wireless and although it works in Windoze I prefer it to work in Linux Peppermint 9
Thanks for looking.
Don W
#21
Hardware Compatibility / Re: Brother Printer problem
January 04, 2022, 06:10:55 PM
Thanks Gaz511, I have been to Brother but can only find Win or Mac drivers.
I can print no problem from my Win 10 machine so I may just use that but I know myself that I will start to fiddle with this Linux machine and probably upset something along the way.
EDIT I have found the linux packages needed to connect my linux machine wirelessly to my Brother printer and I have given up. I will just use the Win 10 computer for my printing needs as it is a simple plug and play. Maybe 20 years ago I would try and link the two  but at my age I need specific instructions and these linux packages are too difficult for me.
Thanks for the help.
Don W
PS I enjoyed the forum when Mark was here as I knew he would iron out any boobs I made but sadly he is very much missed.
#22
Hardware Compatibility / Re: Brother Printer problem
January 03, 2022, 08:47:57 PM
Thanks for that but I can't see an 'Enabled' box anywhere.
Don
EDIT Maybe I should just try a re-install of CUPS. I also found the 'Enable' box and it was still ticked. I think maybe a reinstall may be the way to go. ??
#23
Hi All, I am in need of help (again).
I have a Brother MFC-J6930DW A3 Wireless Scanner/Copier/Printer that seems to have fallen out with my Linux computer running Peppermint 8 (I think, can't really remember).
I was printing today using my WIN10 computer but when I went to this Linux machine later to print it wouldn't print.
The error message was 'Could not start printer'
                                      'Please check your printer configuration'

I am at a loss and don't want to start fiddling with buttons etc. Is there anyone who could guide me as to how to get my set up working again or will I need to transfer files from my Linux machine to the Win 10 machine to get them printed ??
Hope someone can help.
Don W
#24
Linux Support / Re: peppermint won't boot (SOLVED)
August 04, 2021, 09:33:58 AM
Running well for a couple of days now but still got one or two niggles with minor (easily solved) things.
Thanks again for all your help
take care and stay safe
Don W
#25
Linux Support / Re: peppermint won't boot
August 01, 2021, 04:07:06 PM
Thanks again Keith, I have access to my accounts now.
Don
#26
Linux Support / Re: peppermint won't boot
August 01, 2021, 03:37:40 PM
Thanks for the info. on backups

I want to access my email accounts at GMail and Hotmail. When I click the Firefox or Google Chrome icons I get a PeppermintOS page with something about duckduckgo. As well as the peppermint page when I click on Google Chrome it says "Google Chrome isn't your default browser" 'Set Default'.
So what I am trying to say I can't access my emails
Don
#27
Linux Support / Re: peppermint won't boot
August 01, 2021, 01:08:21 PM
Hi Keith,
Can you explain how to use the backup drive I made for this installation ??

I have met the first little problem already with Firefox, when I click on the icon it opens the Peppermint start page which I don't want. Do you know how I can alter this to open Firefox ??
Don
PS I have installed (I think) Google Chrome and it opens with the Peppermint OS page as well
#28
Linux Support / Re: peppermint won't boot
July 31, 2021, 08:03:33 PM
Hi Keith,
I am back and am on the laptop using Peppermint 10. It has been a bit of a struggle and I can only offer my heartfelt thanks for the work you have put in, I couldn't have done this without your guidance.
I tried the live USB again without the internet and it all went smoothly, I have just logged in to my service provider (SKY) and it seems ok.
I will let you know how I get on once I have settled down, Thanks again.
take care and stay safe
Don W
#29
Linux Support / Re: peppermint won't boot
July 31, 2021, 07:23:16 PM
Sorry I didn't see this earlier. I have been back to this win 10 machine and downloaded unetbootin. I have made another live USB from the failed rufus one. I have been back to the laptop and started (almost finished) installing and have met with the exact same problem "the grub package failed to install". This is almost a week I have been trying this and at my age I don't think it worth the hassle.
I will shut down the laptop and try and install Pep10 without the internet. I will let you know.
#30
Linux Support / Re: peppermint won't boot
July 31, 2021, 06:26:39 PM
I am sorry Keith. I have used the win10 machine with rufus and created the live USB.
I tried installing Peppermint 10 and it got so far but then came up with an error
"The grub-efi--amd64-signed package failed to install to /target/. Without the GRUB boot loader, the installed system will not boot".
There was some more about sending a report but I gave up and shut the laptop down. I am now working on the win 10 machine to send this message.
Can I set up Unetbootin on this win 10 machine and make another live USB from that using the failed rufus live USB ??

EDIT when I switch on the Linux laptop I get a screen that says GNU GRUB 2.04  ' Minimal BASH-like' line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists possible device or file completions.