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General Discussion / Re: Mark Greaves (PC Netspec) - Passing Away
« on: February 24, 2020, 10:03:18 am »
My deepest condolences to Marks family. I am at a loss for words. I will always be deeply grateful for all his help.
Don W

General Help & Advice / Re: Help needed with FREE CAD programmes
« on: September 01, 2019, 10:33:43 am »
Thanks for that Sezo. DraftSight is up and running again.
Do you think I will need BricsCad 19.2 (trial) after the free draftsight finishes ? maybe I should try it now just in case ??
thanks again
Don W
EDIT Thanks again SeZo, I have installed BricsCad 19.2 and it is working fine. I may send you a PM at a later date.

General Help & Advice / Help needed with FREE CAD programmes (Solved)
« on: August 30, 2019, 04:29:37 pm »
Hi Mark,
When I recently went to run DraftSight it said my trial had expired and to log in and get an update. I tried this but have not been able to get it installed and running to date. I was then told that the FREE version would be unavailable from the end of December so I thought it a waste of time to install for a couple of months as I didn't intend purchasing it.
I also have bricscadV17 listed in the Graphics table and it doesn't work either, when I click on it nothing happens.
I have installed LibreCad and it works ok.
Can you help me get rid of DraftSight and bricscad ??
Thanks again
Don W

Printers and Scanners / Re: Need more help with Epson-355 printer
« on: August 09, 2019, 07:11:02 pm »
Thanks Mark,
I carried out your suggestions and the scan facility is now working. I have the computer connected by the USB cable and all is now well.
Thanks AGAIN for your help.

take care
Don W

Printers and Scanners / Re: Need more help with Epson-355 printer
« on: August 08, 2019, 10:16:25 am »
 Re: HELP needed to install Epson XP-355 wireless printer AGAIN
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2018, 01:07:49 am »


Go to
Menu > Settings > Printers

right-click on any listed printers and click "Delete"

When you have NO printers left, go here
and search for

you now need to download the files
and double-click them to install them.

Once installed, go back to
Menu > Settings > Printers
and click "Add"

Step through the installation .. when it prompts you to choose a driver, select

Epson > XP-352 355 > Epson XP-352 355 Series - epson-inkjet-printer-escpr 1.6.31-1lsb3.2 (Seiko Epson Corporation LSB 3.2) [en] (recommended)
Mark, this was the post I followed although the versions 1.6 are now 1.7. Thanks

Printers and Scanners / Need more help with Epson-355 printer
« on: August 07, 2019, 10:57:57 am »
Hi Mark,
I am back again with this printer.
I carried out your original instructions and the printer prints ok.
But the scanner doesn't work, when I try to scan from the printer/scanner to the computer it produces an error :-

Communication error. Check the connection.

I have been ignoring this for a while now and have just the the Windows computer and the Brother printer to do my scanning but it is beginning to irk me that I purchased this NEW printer/scanner and I have failed to get it working to my satisfaction.
I believe the manufacturer spends more on research finding ways to stop the use alien printing ink cartridges than they do on making a useful printer that can be used/set up by idiots like me.
Rant ober, hope you can help.

Don W

General Help & Advice / Re: lightburn
« on: June 18, 2019, 09:48:30 am »
Thanks Mark

General Help & Advice / lightburn
« on: June 17, 2019, 08:06:30 pm »
Hi Mark,
I would like to install lightburn on my linux computer, it comes with the following info.

Linux Installation
1. Open a terminal and run the following command:
sudo adduser $USER dialout && sudo adduser $USER tty
2. IMPORTANT! Log out and log back in (this refreshes the permissions we just added)
3. Download the Linux 64-bit version
4. Extract the folder wherever you want Lightburn to exist
5. Double click AppRun inside your Lightburn folder

Is this ok to install ?? I don't like to install anything and then come back here to get un-install advice when it doesn't work, or should I just try and see what happens ??

Don W

General Discussion / Re:
« on: May 28, 2019, 09:30:12 am »
Thanks Guys

General Discussion /
« on: May 27, 2019, 10:40:07 am »
Hi Mark,
Is there a problem at peppermint hq ??
I can't seem to connect to their site ??

thanks Don W

General Discussion / Re: notice
« on: April 08, 2019, 10:21:52 am »
Thanks Mark. I have accepted the cookies now and all is well.
Don W

General Discussion / notice
« on: April 06, 2019, 11:45:28 am »
I have a notice on my screen about Cookies and I can't get rid of it. What do I do ??
Don W

General Help & Advice / Re: Help needed with dual booting
« on: December 17, 2018, 09:57:12 pm »
Thanks Sezo, so I will do as I suggested in my first post. ??

Don W

General Help & Advice / Re: Help needed with dual booting
« on: December 17, 2018, 11:07:19 am »
I only ask as I usually install Linux alongside an existing Windows installation and it would seem logical to wipe the HD and install Windows first then add the Linux install. ??
Don W

General Help & Advice / Help needed with dual booting
« on: December 16, 2018, 09:17:46 pm »
I really need to dual boot in this machine. I have some programmes that will only run in Windows. Can I install Windows beside Peppermint or will I need to wipe the HD, install Windows and the install Peppermint alongside ???

Don W

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