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Hi Steve

Have you had a look at your cpuifo file, I've no reason to doubt your machine is 64bit but if so then I can't understand why it will install a 32bit system and not a 64bit system

So if you haven't already done so in the terminal type the following


and in the flags section check "lm" is listed

Good luck

Linux Support / Re: Printers
March 24, 2021, 06:00:29 AM
Hi Osmond
I agree with Keith HP have by far the best support on Linux, I've also found Samsung are also well supported

Here's a useful site that may by of help to you

https://haydenjames.io/finding-linux-compatible-printers/ (https://haydenjames.io/finding-linux-compatible-printers/)

Good luck

According to this page
[url]https://www.minitool.com/data-recovery/hp-boot-menu-options-keys.htmlhttps://anydesk.com/en (http://[url=https://www.minitool.com/data-recovery/hp-boot-menu-options-keys.htmlhttps://anydesk.com/en)

It's ESC or F9

Hi Matt

If the idea is to help you're friend with any issues wouldn't a remote desktop client such as Teamviewer or Anydesk be more appropriate. I use Anydesk to connect between my home and work PC's and friends computers running Linux, it's very simple to set up and use, it's fast and very stable

https://anydesk.com/en (https://anydesk.com/en)

Yeah you're right enough it's the way I was applying it :)
Just out of curiosity I created a folder and named it "Untitled Folder" and put it /home/Documents  then in the terminal typed cd "~/Documents/Untitled Folder "

[email protected] ~ $ cd "~/Documents/Untitled Folder"
bash: cd: ~/Documents/Untitled Folder: No such file or directory

then typed

cd ~/Documents/Untitled Folder
[email protected] ~ $ cd  ~/Documents/Untitled Folder
bash: cd: too many arguments

Then typed cd ~/Documents/Untitled\ Folder

[email protected] ~ $ cd  ~/Documents/Untitled\ Folder
[email protected] ~/Documents/Untitled Folder $

I'm not saying you're wrong Keith but it doesn't seem to be working the way I'm doing it do you see anything I'm doing wrong ?

The apostrophes should obviate the need for the escape sequence - and I though it would look less confusing.  At least for me.

My apologies Keith I didn't know that :)

Hi goalie

Your inputting 2 commands at the same time you need to remove the apostrophes & the ls -l at the end
another problem could be the blank space between PHILIPS & UFD

copy & paste the following command at the command prompt

cd /media/kevin/PHILIPS\ UFD

then once you're in the PHILIPS UFD directory

ls -l

then post the output

General Discussion / Re: Liux Mint Photoprint.
January 16, 2021, 05:35:34 PM
I'm running xubuntu 20.04 and it's not in the repos so it looks like the short answer is no
I used to use Photoprint myself and loved it but I gave up on it through lack of development, it seem the last update it had was around 2010 (0.4.2)
see here
http://blackfiveimaging.co.uk/index.php?article=02Software%2F01PhotoPrint  (http://blackfiveimaging.co.uk/index.php?article=02Software%2F01PhotoPrint)
which is a shame because it was a superb application.
The last pre-package binary file I can find is for 18.04 but there's dependency issues and it wont install on my system.
you'll find it here
http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/p/photoprint/photoprint_0.4.2~pre2-2.5_amd64.deb (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/p/photoprint/photoprint_0.4.2~pre2-2.5_amd64.deb)
Source files here
http://blackfiveimaging.co.uk/index.php?article=02Software%2F01PhotoPrint (http://blackfiveimaging.co.uk/index.php?article=02Software%2F01PhotoPrint)

If it's any help I use showfoto which can do the same job and a lot more but it's a KDE application

Good luck

Great news
Glad you got it working Matt I applaud your perseverance :)

QuoteWhy was the problem drive causing the BIOS to ignore the HDD, despite it being first in line?

Wish I could answer that, but my guess is the DVD & HDD are connected to the same IDE channel in a Master/Slave configuration and the faulty DVD was probably taking out the whole channel

Does that make sense ? :)

Anyway all's well that ends well


there's still a possibility the DVD drive is faulty but if you've tried 2 others with the same results is kinda unlikely, it seems to me the DVD isn't being activated at start up which points to a bios/motherboard  issue, but I'm no expert and I'm rapidly running out of ideas, I've been trawling the internet looking for clues, the closest I could find was this guy who had a very similar problem and found a solution here

https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/boot-options-replaced-with-fdd.2113695/ (https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/boot-options-replaced-with-fdd.2113695/)

If all else fails the only way I can suggest to get a new operating system on the machine is to remove the drive and install it into another machine, install the OS then put it back but that might be more hassle than it's worth

Just a thought have you tried to see if the drive will read a CD ?
When you ran ls /media/matt did you have a DVD with files written on it in the tray ?

if not can you please do that and post the output ?


Quotebut I have two other drives of the same type that I'm pretty certain work.  Neither of them alleviate the problem.

Do both these drives kill the HDD in the same way ?

Can you tell me the current boot order in the BIOS ?


ok well if the HDD isn't booting only when the DVD drive is connected, then that would suggest the DVD drive is faulty or worse so if you have another DVD drive you can connect it would be worth the effort to confirm that, it would be helpful to know for certain that the drive is ok.

alternatively you can try completely powering down the laptop, remove the battery for 30 secs or so reconnect the DVD drive and try booting up ( I know that sounds crazy but stranger things have happened)

otherwise I don't know what else to suggest at this point.

RE the USB
it's possible that it's capable of USB boot but turned off by default and there may be some setting hidden away in the BIOS you can change to allow it, I had this issue a long time ago where I had to change something in the BIOS to allow USB boot but it's so long ago I can't remember and I've trawled the internet and can't find anything regarding your machine


According to this https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/acer_travelmate_4062lci_lx.tak05.293/version.asp (https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/acer_travelmate_4062lci_lx.tak05.293/version.asp) the 4062lci doesn't have a DVD it comes with a CD Rewriter, it's sister model (4062lmi) has a DVD.

Can you confirm for me the drive is DVD and not CD

also according to the same page you should have 3x usb2 ports, but you said there's no usb bios support, so can you confirm if you do have usb ports and what you mean by no bios support ?

also if connecting the drive stops the HDD booting can you confirm if the drive has a disc in the tray, if so have you tried connecting with the tray empty ?