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Thanks Mark,
I have the Samsung running ok and it does what is needed. I have paid for the key to run the programme on that machine and it will be sent pretty quickly. Thanks for the interest in this, I did have quite a lot of faffing about with various VBox, PlayonLinux, Wine etc. programmes but that is all solved now. I will only be using the Samsung to burn some coasters at the moment but I hope to get it to cut 1/4" plywood soon.

take care
Don W

General Help & Advice / Re: Help needed to run Windows only programme
« on: November 17, 2018, 10:00:46 am »
Hi Mark,
I need control of the USB ports to run this programme as I am trying to control a laser engraver from the programme.
I have a Samsung Notebook with Win 7 that has been resurrected and can run this programme so I can now mark this solved.
Thanks for the help.

Don W

General Help & Advice / (Solved) Help needed to run Windows only programme
« on: November 14, 2018, 09:46:42 am »
Hi ,
I need help to run a Windows programme that will NOT be ported to Linux.
I have tried Wine, Winetricks , Play on Linux, VB etc. but none of them seem to work as I want.
I realise that this problem is not really a Unix problem as such so I can only hope for general advice in this matter.
I am thinking the only way to get this programme to run is by dual booting and using Windows to run this programme. I have a 64 bit January 2014 Windows 7 disc (with Service Pack 1) and hoping this would be OK for the Windows side ??
Any thoughts ??

Don W

General Discussion / Re: Choosing type of linux
« on: November 09, 2018, 01:29:18 pm »
Peppermint is lighter on system resources than Mint, so better suited to older PC's (as well as new ones where you want all your resources for applications rather than the OS itself).

Oh, and because I help make it ;)

And a very good job of making it you have done !!! Thanks Mark   ;)

On my Novatech the Fn/F12 keys are the wireless control, if that helps ??
Don W

Thanks Mark,
I tried that suggestion but with no luck.
I went to Printers and selected the Epson > 'Print test page'. The box now shows 'Printer State' Processing-Rendering complete. When I look in the print queue it says 'Processing'. I went for lunch.
After lunch I checked again and it was still 'Processing'. I cancelled the job after 50 minutes.
So it looks as I have no success with that ??

Hi Mark,
I have tried to use this printer today and get 'funny' results.
I logged on to the computer and and switched the printer on, I tried to print a 1k .jpg and nothing happened.
I checked the print queue status and it said it was 'compiling' or something, I don't really know as I am getting pretty turned off with this.
I will give it up for the day
EDIT I have closed down the printer access and am sitting on the computer home page, I plug in the USB to the printer and it prints the page I was asking for ???

Hi Mark,
a) It works connected via USB

b) I have 2 printers listed,
the Brother MFC-J5910DW A3 printer that works wirelessly with both the Win 10 computer and this Pep 9 computer,
and this Epson XP-355 that works wirelessly with the Win 10 computer but only works via the USB cable with this Pep 9 computer.
The status of both printers is 'idle'
The Brother printer is set as 'Default' but I change that when I want to use the Epson.

There is nothing in the print queue and there is a history  page with what has been printed/cancelled.

When I plugged the USB cable in this morning and switched the printer on,the printer screen lit up and asked me to accept the defaults (as usual) it then printed part of what looks like the start of the Ubuntu Test Page, it only printed the top horizontal line and about 1 1/2" of the vertical border line before spitting it out

Thanks Mark,
I carried out your suggestions as above. When complete I asked for the Network Connection Report and it printed it out, everything passed and the signal strength was Excellent. I then chose 'Print Test Page' but the printer then hangs and I have to shut it down and restart. The printer hangs with a 'Processing'.
I am at a loss here to what is happening I hope you have some ideas ??

Don W

Hi Mark,
I have replaced 3 of the 4 cartridges in the printer with genuine Epson cartridges (the Yellow still has some ink in it).
I printed the Ubuntu self test page and it looks OK. The driver is given as drvless.ppd and the version as 1.20.2.
I ran the network connection check from the printer and it connected ok and I have printed the details and saved them.
I went into 'Text Editor' and typed a line of text and asked it to print. Nothing happens, when I go to Printers>localhost and select the Epson> properties there is a line  that reads 'Printer State' and it says "Idle - Print job cancelled at printer".
Any ideas

Don W

Hi Mark,
I have just replaced the cartridges in the printer but will need to wait until Monday to try it as my Grandson is here for the weekend.
I did try but got some sort of message about ' printing was stopped at the printer'. I will see what happens in the morning.
Don W

Yes Mark. I am sure it is Peppermint 9 64 bit.

Don W

Can anyone help ?? Any ideas about how to get this sorted ?? Please

Don W

Hi Mark,
I have lost the Epson printer from my system ??
I can scan from the computer using 'Simple Scan' connected via USB cable.
I have the printer setup (I think), and I have checked the Network Connection using the printer and have printed the results and they all Pass, but it does not appear in the list of printers.
Could you help again please ??

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