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by borgward
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: HP Office Jet 6500
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: HP Office Jet 6500

The latest version of hplip is already installed. I tried connecting the printer to my laptop using Ethernet cable. The laptop does not see it but does see my HP Lazerjet 1100 if I connect with a USB X printer port cable. I have never connected a printer to my router before. Maybe I should connect t...
by borgward
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: HP Office Jet 6500
Replies: 2
Views: 43

HP Office Jet 6500

I got HP Office Jet 6500 wireless for $3. Wiindows test page prints black OK. Colors iffy. Will it work well with MInt? If not I will toss before investing in Ink. Any advice about network connections? A tip for clogged Ink Jets. Only use the manufacturers Black ink. Color by others or self refill o...
by borgward
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Won't Record
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Won't Record

Installed paucontrol and followed instructions from http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/tutorial_recording_computer_playback_on_linux.html I see input from plugged in mic on the input tab of Volume Control. Neither Audacity or Audio Recorder are getting any of that signal. I click on the Start Record...
by borgward
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: No External Mic Input
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: No External Mic Input

I installed pavucontrol and opened PulseAudio Volume control. The PulseAudio Volume Control indicates input from the mic. Neither audio-recorder or audacity indicate any signal from the mic. Is modifying /etc/modprobe.d ... relevant to the situation now? E1705 Audio: Card Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High...
by borgward
Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: No External Mic Input
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: No External Mic Input

tom@tom-Inspiron-E1705 ~ $ inxi -Fxz System: Host: tom-Inspiron-E1705 Kernel: 4.4.0-71-generic i686 (32 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.0.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.2) Distro: Linux Mint 18 Sarah Machine: System: Dell product: MP061 Mobo: Dell model: 0YD479 Bios: Dell v: A09 date: 06/27/2007 CPU: D...
by borgward
Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: No External Mic Input
Replies: 4
Views: 107

No External Mic Input

Dell Inspiron E1705. Intel Dual Core 32bit. Mint Cinnamon 32bit. No internal mic. The Sound Gui does not indicate input signal from external mic. The mic works on my Inspiron 1520 Mint 18 Cinnamon 64bit. I also used an USB audio port replicator on both machines with the same results - no input from ...
by borgward
Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Won't Record
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Won't Record

I installed audio-recorder, but it will not record. It does not indicate any level coming in from Internet, optical drive, etc. VLC does not see any input either. Dell Inspiron E1705. Mint Cinnamon 32bit. I can get sound from the Internet, optical drive, etc to the speakers. Just can't record. I am ...
by borgward
Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Won't Shutdown
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Won't Shutdown

Just installed XFCE 17.3 32 bit dual boot w/XP. It will restart, but will not shutdown.
by borgward
Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Live Session on Mac
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Live Session on Mac

I was given a MacBook. How do I get the Mac to boot to Mint live session. The mac is 13" circa 2013.
by borgward
Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird Trash
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Thunderbird Trash

How to I get deleted emails to go to trash in thunderbird instead of going to trash on gmail? It used to do that automatically. I don't want to have to go to the gmail page to retrieve something I mistakenly deleted.

Linux Mint 18 64bit
Thunderbird 45.7.0
Firefox 51.0.1 Mozilla Firefox for Mint
by borgward
Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: New Used Laptop
Replies: 1
Views: 66

New Used Laptop

Considering replacing by Dell Inspiron 1520 w/ used Dell E6540. I am considering it because it has i7 processor, USB 3, DDR3 RAM and is reasonably priced. Also the Latitudes are fairly robust and easy to work on. I am concerned about whether it will play nice with Linux Mint because " Latitude ...
by borgward
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Network Folder Solved
Replies: 0
Views: 52

Network Folder Solved

A "Network Folder" appeared on my desktop. I right clicked to open it. It appears in Nemo as "Windows Network" Unable to mount location message comes up when I try to open it. Nothing can be determined when I look at properties. Can't get rid of it either. Menu > Preferences > De...
by borgward
Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: LCD Screen Out Solved
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: LCD Screen Out Solved

Should "solved" precede the subject or be tagged on the end?

I am up and running now. Is it possible to repair the back light function of the old LCD screen?
by borgward
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: LCD Screen Out Solved
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: LCD Screen Out

Picked it up in town today. $39.95. Brand new. Matte screen. Hated the glossy one. Will install tonight. They said the back pane was the problem. I guessed it was something like that. Will see if I can rehab the old one before I toss it.
by borgward
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: LCD Screen Out Solved
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: LCD Screen Out

The external monitor can be set as Primary, as is the case with my setup. How to do? Already figured that out. My monitor has a very high resolution. I reset it to match the LCD screen, and now have everything on the desktop visible. I tried your suggestion about shining a light on the LCD screen. ...
by borgward
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: LCD Screen Out Solved
Replies: 7
Views: 155

LCD Screen Out Solved

The screen of my laptop went out. I am running right now with a monitor connected. There are no Icons on the monitors screen No Menu. Had to start Firefox from terminal. I right clicked on the monitor screen > Desktop Settings > Show desktop icons on all monitors and Allow icons from missing monitor...
by borgward
Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update Failed Solved
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Update Failed

Thanks. That worked. Was on an old 32bit system that I only use occasionally running 17.1 MATE.
by borgward
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update Failed Solved
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Update Failed Solved

W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/o/openjdk-7/openjdk-7-jre_7u121-2.6.8-1ubuntu0.14.04.1_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.23 80] W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/o/openjdk-7/openjdk-7-jre-lib_7u121-2.6.8-1ubuntu0.14.04.1_all.deb 404...
by borgward
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Adblocker
Replies: 12
Views: 329

Re: Adblocker

I am trying uBlock Origin right now. I went to cnet (aka scourge of the Internet) it is consuming a lot less of the CPU. It was running the CPU at a solid 100% under Adblocker Plus. It still consumes too much. Will see how it goes.
by borgward
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Adblocker
Replies: 12
Views: 329

Adblocker

I am considering uBlock Origin instead of Adblock Plus to conserve CPU use. I have been using Adblock Plus. Wondering what the trade off is.

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