Linux is not windows, so the problems keep comming

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Linux is not windows, so the problems keep comming

Postby A.A. on Sat Feb 02, 2008 5:07 pm

Hi there,
First of all, let me congratulate you guys with Mint(mes félicitations en français xD je viens a Paris le lundi xD j' habite en Belgique, mais moi je ne suis pas francophone )
I recently converted from Windows to Linux(first Ubuntu, and now Mint). Almost everything is going well. Except one thing and that is my printer..
I have got Canon PIXMA MP160, on windows everything works well, but on linux..well it 's a big mess, I tried the guide on http://openprinting.org/show_printer.cg ... ixma_MP160, without no succes(So I downloaded the drivers, used alien to convert them do deb, installed them and even after addings it to CUPS, no printing). I 'm able to add the printer to CUPS, but I 'm not able to print anything.. I installed the Turboprint Demo and then it works..that 's annoying..can someone help me please?

And then I had another question, that is about Compiz Fusion. It has that cool thing called the shift switcher, but the problem is, when a program is minimized it won't show up when you use the buttons(SUPER+TAB).

Thank you very much!

EDIT: Never mind the first one xD I searched the ubuntu forums and the showed me that the MP150 make the MP160 work like a charm and they are right!
I 'm switching to linux for ever!(oh, if you can help me with Compiz, please do! xD)
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Re: Linux is not windows, so the problems keep comming

Postby alvaro.sim on Sat Feb 02, 2008 5:24 pm

i did you tried with the mp150 driver ?

look at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=364749
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Re: Linux is not windows, so the problems keep comming

Postby A.A. on Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:14 pm

alvaro.sim wrote:i did you tried with the mp150 driver ?

look at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=364749


Yes, I did that and now I 've got my printer working..But now I bumped on a another thing that bothers me..In windows I 've got keys to type acents(like in French you 've got j' achete, I don't know how to typ the accent now) Can sombody help me out please?
I live in Belgium so I have an azerty keyboard. My laptop is a HP Pavilion..can somebody tell me which layout I need and which keyboard type?

Thanks
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Re: Linux is not windows, so the problems keep comming

Postby MagnusB on Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:48 pm

For help with compiz, we need to know your graphics card:
Code: Select all
lspci | grep VGA

in a terminal window.
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Re: Linux is not windows, so the problems keep comming

Postby A.A. on Sat Feb 02, 2008 11:42 pm

MagnusB wrote:For help with compiz, we need to know your graphics card:
Code: Select all
lspci | grep VGA

in a terminal window.

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G70 [GeForce Go 7600] (rev a1)

I have installed the drivers for Nvidia trough Envy
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Re: Linux is not windows, so the problems keep comming

Postby MagnusB on Sat Feb 02, 2008 11:58 pm

Have you tried to run envy?
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