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Linux Support / Re: Printers
« on: April 08, 2021, 06:40:39 pm »
You are very welcome - glad it worked out for you.
Please edit the title of your first post as [SOLVED] - thanks.


Linux Support / Re: Printers
« on: April 08, 2021, 04:52:21 pm »
Is it possible to delete all printer names except the one  that worked?

That would be the best thing to do. 
I am guessing that only the working one is listed in HPLIP, so you can delete the others through System Settings/Printers via the system menu. 


Linux Support / Re: Printers
« on: April 08, 2021, 04:26:03 pm »
Yes, you said earlier; but can you print a document of your own?

Linux Support / Re: Printers
« on: April 08, 2021, 01:57:19 pm »
So can you now print documents? 


Linux Support / Re: Printers
« on: April 07, 2021, 09:54:49 pm »

Start the HPLIP Toolbox from the menus.  It will take ten seconds or so to get printer information.
Select the "Actions" tab.
Click on "Print test page". 

Does that work?

While you are there you can set up your desired printer default operation in "Print Settings".


Linux Support / Re: Printers
« on: April 06, 2021, 05:25:29 pm »
Hi Osmond.

Printer set to wi-fi is fine - it's the same as "wireless". 
Just start a terminal session (Ctrl+Alt+T) and enter the command:
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as suggested and report back.


Linux Support / Re: Printers
« on: April 05, 2021, 06:21:51 pm »
OK.  This is just the compressed downloaded file that needs to be "extracted".
What is the extension of the file?  (eg .deb). 
As Peppermint is Ubuntu (Debian) based, the *.deb version will probably be OK. 
Go to and follow the installation instructions.


Linux Support / Re: Printers
« on: April 05, 2021, 10:18:09 am »
It looks as though you have downloaded HPLIP but not installed it. 
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ls /usr/bin/hp-*
There ought to be about 20 files.  If there aren't any then you definitely haven't installed HPLIP.


Linux Support / Re: Printers
« on: April 04, 2021, 06:05:36 pm »
Sorry to be picky: 

"Connected wifi".....I take this to mean that you have set up the printer to connect to the router wifi - true?
If you go to System Settings/Printers, is your new printer listed? 

You say you have downloaded HPLIP.......and did it install without errors? 
Try this command:
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ls /usr/bin/hp-print
This should tell you if symbolic link is present or not. 


Linux Support / Re: PDF email attachments
« on: April 04, 2021, 05:30:32 pm »
Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) seems a bit overkill for a domestic environment - or is this a commercial environment (which is fine, by the way).  Since FF ESR is designed for a particular kind of user, this might be a contributory factor to your problems. 

You say you are using a Linux Debian system. 
Can you provide a bit more information about your system?  Like which Debian-based OS (and version) you are using (Ubuntu, Mint.....) or is it Debian itself?  This might help people to advise you. 

Which PDF reader do you have?  And have you tried another one?
According to Debian comes with several PDF readers in the package.


Linux Support / Re: Partitions
« on: April 01, 2021, 11:11:30 am »
Before doing anything drastic,  try repairing the file system as I suggested in my first post.  If that works, then you can install Linux on it. 
As for installing Windows after Linux:  don't even think about it - see Rich's post. 

To install Windows before Linux you might need to change  my earlier command to
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sudo mkfs -t vfat /dev/sdc1

Linux Support / Re: Partitions
« on: March 31, 2021, 06:44:41 pm »
Hi Jokerman.

I seems that you are thinking of putting Windows on the SSD and keeping it separate from your Linux drive
I'm not sure that you can have different operating systems on separate disks, and adding Windows to a Linux system as a dual boot is a nightmare, apparently.

The ideal option (to take advantage of its speed) is to fix the SSD, install Windows then install Linux as a dual boot.

You can create a suitable file system on the SSD fairly easily, but I'm not sure if that's enough - not my area of expertise. 
If you want to try it then
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sudo umount /dev/sdc1
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sudo mkfs -t ext4 /dev/sdc1
If all is well, there should be lots of output.  Then
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sudo mount /dev/sdc1
and check that you can cd to it or check using Gparted.

All this is at your own risk as I'm not an expert!


Linux Support / Re: Linux server Emby install not working
« on: March 25, 2021, 11:05:49 pm »
I'm pleased that you were able to solve the problem - it was way above my pay grade. 

Please add [SOLVED] to the title of your first post to help other people.  Thanks.


Linux Support / Re: installing Linux Mint
« on: March 23, 2021, 08:16:06 pm »
I do apologise! 

HDD = Hard Drive device
SSD = Solid State Drive (no moving parts hence much faster). 
If you decide to go the SSD route, come back here.  It's easy enough but you might need to buy a "carrier" as the SSDs tend to be smaller than HDDs. 

Repositories: These are where approved software reposes.  Such S/W is guaranteed to work and can be installed either from your Software Centre or via the command line.


Linux Support / Re: installing Linux Mint
« on: March 22, 2021, 06:03:31 pm »
Keith and Rich,
I got my 802.11N 150Mbps wireless adapter this morning and plugged in the USB bit and the tiny DVD and it almost immediately recognised my broadband connection and I was for the first time able to see a webpage on the M70. Do I have to keep both in all the time now?

Now the Toshiba Satellite M70 hardware is not supported by Google Chrome so I wasn't able to properly download that so I just have a very, very slow Bing browser.
Also, what browser would I be able to use on Linux?

What effect would putting Linux on my computer have?
Could I, for instance, get it to run faster?   I am keen to abandon Google and MSoft because of privacy issues.

Hello Radulas,

Good news about your wireless adapter.

Web browsers:  Google and Bing (Microsoft) have privacy issues as well, so it would be good to get away from them.  Most people use Firefox which supports Linux very well.  To install it, open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and enter this code:
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sudo apt install firefox
.  "What effect would putting Linux on my computer have?   Could I, for instance, get it to run faster?"
Unlike Windows, Linux is intrinsically more secure and doesn't become slower and slower over time.  So providing you update regularly - like whenever an update warning appears - you will have a reliable system for a long time.  Upgrading to new versions is easy, also.  As for getting it to run faster: Most people find it runs faster than Windows and are happy with that, but if you replace your HDD with a Solid State Drive you will see an enormous improvement in speed.  Installing non-approved software is to be avoided as it might impair the overall system speed - just stick to what's in the repositories. 


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