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Linux Support / HP Deskjet 3070A
October 28, 2011, 11:29:43 PM
I have just (honest, literally) converted to Ubuntu and need help with my printer.

On a sidenote; I can't believe my luck that HP's are such well supported printers, having just binned a Lexmark X1150 All-In-One, which was around 7 years old, Only binning it due to the fact that I couldn't get it to re-install onto my XP Pro OS.
Due to that, I bought the HP Deskjet 3070A.

What my problem now is, I cant scan with it (not even tried printing yet) but it is in the list of printers, I cant see the scan option (where do I look).
So I went to the HP site and had a look to see if I could get the latest full install SW for it but when I found it, I was well over my head as the install was to me (an ex Windows user) very daunting, so I gave up.
And the fact that it didn't support the version of Ubuntu I have, which is 11.10 and the supplied version was 11.04. I didn't want to fubar my new OS so soon.

Linux Support / Re: Newbie looking for advice
October 28, 2011, 08:02:56 PM
Just doing a bit of housework on it, moving files back to C and other stuff.
Thanks for your help so far, it's a fantastic OS.
Linux Support / Re: Newbie looking for advice
October 28, 2011, 07:21:00 PM
Sorry, NOT the TV card but My nVidia graphics card.

My graphics card has 2 outpots, standard connector and a DVI connector.
Linux Support / Re: Newbie looking for advice
October 28, 2011, 07:19:09 PM
You were right, it WAS the TV card causing problems, I took it out and it's now working. Going through the install process.

Thanks  :)
Linux Support / Re: Newbie looking for advice
October 28, 2011, 07:00:56 PM
I'm thinking that too but unsure as my second monitor is connected to the DVI and the other to the normal connector, when I had problems with that, I connected my old monitor to the onboard output and could see what I was doing. Don't know if it's the TV card causing the problem but I will have a go removing it to see if that works and yes, it is  desktop system I am trying to sort out and talking her via laptop.
Linux Support / Re: Newbie looking for advice
October 28, 2011, 06:50:44 PM
yes, I tried it.
Theres NOTHING coming up on screen... No signal.
Iv'e tried reinstalling Windows but nothing happens.
Linux Support / Re: Newbie looking for advice
October 28, 2011, 05:51:15 PM
I've got a problem.
I burned the 64 bit iso version to disc then rebooted and selected to install on drive c over windows.
I left it installing and left the room, when I came back, the two monitors I have connected to the TV card were blank and telling me there's no signal.
I took the leads out of the TV card and connected them to the onboard output but still no picture.
I dont know what to do now, even rebooted and still nothing, the CD/DVD drawer won't even open?????
Linux Support / Re: Newbie looking for advice
October 28, 2011, 01:48:40 PM
Quote from: BkS on October 28, 2011, 01:40:54 PM
if/when you decide to install a Linux distro. :)
thats a 'beyond me monemt....Move hand over head going 'whoosh!'  lol

I've burned the 32/64bit iso's so I'm going to try it now, back in a bit.  :)
Linux Support / Re: Newbie looking for advice
October 28, 2011, 01:31:47 PM
TVersity is a network filesharing program that can also share to consoles.
Linux Support / Re: Newbie looking for advice
October 28, 2011, 12:15:01 PM
Hi and thanks for the quick reply.
The printers I have are, 2 photosmart - 325 & D5460 and a new? Deskjet3070a.
The one to link the Xbox can be used to link most consoles e.g. Playstations, I used to use a different one but it didn't work properly.
I am trying to dowload the .iso files (both 32 and 64 bit) but it's proving a bit tempramental. When I have done this I will 'try it out' first and then if I like it I will install it on my PC.
What I want to do is forget Windows and do a 'Fresh install' - wipe windows, format HD and install Ubuntu as I dont really want to use Windows anymore if Ubuntu is as good as it says it is.
When I install Ubuntu, will it format my HD and then install itself? If not,how do I format my boot drive then install Ubuntu?

Linux Support / Newbie looking for advice
October 28, 2011, 11:38:15 AM
Up until today, I always thought linux was a cli based system where everything had to be typed regarding what you wanted to do, that is until an old friend got me interested in it.
What I would like to know is, first off I'll tell you what system I have;
Motherboard : Asus M3A76-CM
Processor : AMD Athlon 64 (X2) 5200+
Ram : 3GB
Graphics Card : Nvidia 6200 Turbocache
TV Card : PEAK 138508AGPK DVB-T Digital TV Hybrid PCI Card
Fax Modem

Will I have any problems with installing my hardware? And what about installing my printers (I have HP and read that HP are ok) but will I be able to use the CD's that came with them to install them and their supporting SW, the same goes with my monitors, I have an ASUS and a Samsung (came with an installation CD).

Also, will I be able to install software such as NERO10, Cyberlink PowerDirector, Daniusoft Media Converter, DivX Plus, EayMpeg MX, Real Player, Real Player Games, GIMP(think I read this is ok), Chrome (what other browsers work), Imageshack uploader, Irfanview, Logitech Keyboard & Mouse, Mediainfo, Asureus (VUZE), Peerblock, Surething CD/DVD labeller, TVersity - Link to XboX, VLC Media Player, Email Client - Thunderbird, Paint.NET.
What defragging SW works too, I use Defraggler (IObit) and what about cleaning the registry (CCleaner). and is there any free Fax SW out there?.
What about the SW for my phones, Sony Ericsson and Nokia (Soney Ericsson PC Suite, Nokia PC Suite and Nokia OVI Suite).

How much disc spaace does it take up after being installed? I have a 500Gb Boot drive and 2 X 250 Gb and 1 X 1Tb HD's.
What's the difference between the 32bit and the 64bit versions as on the download page it recomends the 32bit version.