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General Help & Advice / Re: 3 in 1 connection problem
« on: December 13, 2015, 03:01:17 pm »
Mark, Hello again, hoping you get this.

HPlip - apparently the OS is too new for the software. I ran a diagnosis through terminal and it came up with various dependencies that I needed but ended up saying that 42.1 was not yet supported so that solved that one. Got round it by specifying the IP address in the YaST hardware manager and, as my specific printer was not listed, chose a similar one and I can now print but obviously not scan etc.

Android - It worked, to a point. I can access music files on the phone and drag and drop. Weird thing is that when looking at the images in Gwenviewer, as per screen shot, all I get is images of a cello. If I call up the toolbar I see the actual images they don't come up as the main image. If I try to copy and paste it doesn't and then the mtp process dies. All a bit beyond me.


General Help & Advice / Re: 3 in 1 connection problem
« on: December 12, 2015, 06:39:59 pm »

Brilliant. Didn't think about USB debugging. Sure that will help.
Will look at the GUI tomorrow.

Very grateful.


General Help & Advice / 3 in 1 connection problem
« on: December 12, 2015, 10:21:22 am »
Hi all,

Couple of questions from a brand new OpenSuse user and relatively inexperienced Linux user.

Just installed 42.1
Cannot get HP printer to connect wirelessley. Officejet that was connected fine using Ubuntu and HPlip previously.
Using the HPlip wizard it doesn't find the printer at all. Is this something to do with the firewall?

Using KDE connect to connect android phone but it seems only one way - from phone to laptop. When I click OK on the KDE connect control panel, it disappears. Is this supposed to be like Airdroid and a two way connection? Only using this because again, the laptop cannot access the phone via USB connection - it just cannot access the SD card and files. This is my preferred connection method. Any ideas how to do this?

Kontact and Google 2 step verification. Email on Kmail is working fine but obviously there would be a separate app specific p/w generated by google for the calendar. - can I give Korganiser a different app p/w to the one that Kmail uses? Korganiser cannot acccess my calendar. Any ideas how to set this up?

And, for UK Linux users, what's the best monthly Linux magazine I can subscribe to?

Thanks in advance.
Have to say I love Suse and really hope I can get this all working.


General Help & Advice / Re: Deepin - Bluetooth audio connectivity
« on: December 12, 2015, 10:08:56 am »

Thanks. Moved on from Deepin. It worried me and crashed heavily.
Now using Mint and learning my way round OpenSuse on a dual boot.
Have some Qs on that but will post on separate threads.



General Help & Advice / Re: Deepin - Bluetooth audio connectivity
« on: December 04, 2015, 09:49:49 am »
Mark, hi

Hi, yes, apparently it does as the app store is saying it's already installed.
How do I get to it as it doesn't have a desktop interface?


General Help & Advice / Deepin - Bluetooth audio connectivity
« on: December 03, 2015, 09:36:49 am »

Recent install of Deepin and all is good but for bluetooth and user accounts.
Remembering I'm not all that tech savvy......

Bluetooth connects but laptop won't push sound to device - I've tried a few.
Come to think of it, it won't push audio out via a USB to the laptop stand either - will only come via laptop speakers.

And, I can't add a new user under accounts. Each time I try to add the name, the field stays blank and a blank box appears above. Screen shot attached.

Any and all ideas gratefully received.
Thanks in advance.


Jobs Wanted / Re: Want to learn
« on: December 01, 2015, 08:40:15 am »
Mad Penguin, we must stop meeting like this.

Again, thanks. Hadn't thought of them. Yes, I want to learn Linux from the bottom up and to be able to command the terminal and program and everything.

Whilst I've got you, I've recently switched Linux OS and re-installed Rhythmbox but it's picking up the old music library (on the networked Seagate hard drive). Obviously it can't find it but won't let me remove the library location or add a new one. The new library is on the seagate but with a new IP address. Any ideas?


General Help & Advice / Re: File sync software on Ubuntu 15.10
« on: December 01, 2015, 08:35:17 am »
Thanks Mad Penguin?!

Will look into that.

General Help & Advice / Re: File sync software on Ubuntu 15.10
« on: November 26, 2015, 11:05:47 am »

Thanks a lot. I'm giving it a go.
Just installed Deepin on Dual boot and it was in their app store so giving it a go now.

Appreciate your time.


Jobs Wanted / Want to learn
« on: November 25, 2015, 03:20:05 pm »

Good afternoon,

I am keen for a career change and want to start learning more about Linux and Ubuntu and how these things all work from the ground up.
I'm a basic user but probably more advanced than your average Joe with a little terminal use, running home network etc ec - nothing to set the IT world alight.
I'm putting myself through Google Partners Analytics Academy and slowly tinkering with app development on Android. In my day job I'm a senior manager of charities and teams/projects and have recently been managing social media for one charity. I manage my own Joomla website and have basic experience of web management tools/interfaces.

Question really is, what should I learn first and how to plan a way in and where can I find some resources to help? Online I presume?
I'm in the South East of England if it helps.

Thanks in advance.


General Help & Advice / File sync software on Ubuntu 15.10
« on: November 25, 2015, 03:10:07 pm »
Hello all,

Question regarding file sync software for Ubuntu 15.10. What should I use and how do I install it? Remembering that I barely get around terminal and don't understand the language.
I use a seagate external network drive and a plug in version too (paranoid about data loss or what?).
I've tried free file sync and this keeps coming up with some errors on JPEGS - stuff like ffs.tmp ? and so will not copy all files.

I have tried and failed to install good sync and synkro and a host of others. Their instructions are not clear and I cannot get them installed.

Any and all help would be mightily appreciated.

And, I've installed insync Google Drive client. Works really well but, at start up it says the app is running and will be closed but it isn't running and I can't find it to close. I have to move to trash and reinstall. Again, any experience.advice?

Thanks in advance.


General Discussion / Re: Newbie advice
« on: June 06, 2014, 08:06:27 am »
Sezo, Chemicalfan, Mark,

Brilliant. I get it and am happy. :) Very.
I am happy to use Terminal when needs must.

Very grateful to you all for the help.

I'll stop with the questions for a bit now and get on with getting on.

Have a great weekend one and all.


General Discussion / Re: Newbie advice
« on: June 04, 2014, 08:55:57 pm »

Mark et al,

Thanks again for your forbearance. That Rick bloke does go on.
A little over my head but I think I understand the basic premise - use root sparingly if at all, be cautious (as a newbie at least) and don't take risks with software or sites - as usual really.
Well, not taking risks is my middle name - except the huge one taken jumping ship that is. Still totally made up that I did and even selling it to family and friends now.

Anyway, the point of the reply: I am not a programmer, I don't know code, I don't know what many of the commands in Terminal are......... so, what are "ps uxw" commands / processes, when do they run and will I get involved in them? Equally importantly to me at least, am I in danger of running root needlessly if I'm not downloading new software or trying to get into the bowels of the system? My guess on the 2nd point is no but I have no clue about the first.

Again, your sage like advice would be appreciated.


General Discussion / Re: Newbie advice
« on: June 01, 2014, 04:22:50 pm »
Probably because I'm a paranoid freak, or I just don't trust that there isn't a virus out there. Or, just because.
So, what is the secret of keeping the Ubuntu system clean and clear then?
When I run Clam it says there are various files that should be removed, some to quarantine etc. And no I'm not visiting those dodgy sites with the naked ladies. :(

Is it just a case of a regular browser clear out? Any other wonder tools for removing temp files etc you point me in the direction of?


General Discussion / Re: Newbie advice
« on: May 21, 2014, 09:38:03 pm »

Hello and thanks for the reply.
Solved it. It's connected wirelessly via the home network but I found in the file manager app that if you click network it opened up the WD drive. I can see and access my share and have tested it with a document save and retrieval. I can see all the public shares - music etc and, it actually lets me in via the file manager which is a problem that windows had and could not overcome. I was having to access it via an app rather than the file manager.

Anyway, again the Linux community delight me with their speed and help.
On this occasion, Not needed.
Thanks again and I'm off to learn some Ubuntu.

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