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by David1293
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is really the end for 32-bit?
Replies: 25
Views: 1874

Re: Is really the end for 32-bit?

Hi all

For the OP, I would recommend Antix, which is a very capable operating system.

As with Mint, you can try it out as a live system first, to see if you might like it.

Regards
D
by David1293
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Printer communication error in Mint Mate 20
Replies: 0
Views: 90

Printer communication error in Mint Mate 20

Hi all I have a Photosmart 7520 which has worked fine with all previous versions of Mint since 2012. Now I get the above message. It's detecting that the printer is there, because it lists it and correctly identifies the make and model. However, the HPLIP, via the gui can't communicate with it. I or...
by David1293
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Screen saver does not start
Replies: 14
Views: 999

Re: Screen saver does not start

Hi, all

I had the same problem.

Please see the following: viewtopic.php?f=90&t=325974

Read the post by Smurphos. It worked for me.

Regards
D
by David1293
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Printer communication error in Mint Mate 20
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Printer communication error in Mint Mate 20

Hi

Many thanks for the reply!

Is there a way to move this post, or should I start a new one in hardware?

Regards
D
by David1293
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Printer communication error in Mint Mate 20
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Printer communication error in Mint Mate 20

Hi all I have a Photosmart 7520 which has worked fine with all previous versions of Mint since 2012. Now I get the above message. It's detecting that the printer is there, because it lists it and correctly identifies the make and model. However, the HPLIP, via the gui can't communicate with it. I've...
by David1293
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Pictures folder screensaver in Mate 19.3 or 20. Solved and thank you!
Replies: 14
Views: 552

Re: Pictures folder screensaver in Mate 19.3 or 20

Hi

Many thanks for the reply.

I'm going to try that tomorrow, when I plan to install Mate 20.
I'll post back and list as resolved, if appropriate.

Regards

D
by David1293
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Pictures folder screensaver in Mate 19.3 or 20. Solved and thank you!
Replies: 14
Views: 552

Re: Pictures folder screensaver in Mate 19.3 or 20

Hi


Many thanks for the reply.

I'm actually using Mate screensaver, but it isn't working in 19.3 if I choose pictures folder.

Regards

D
by David1293
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Get-iplayer
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: Get-iplayer

Hi

Thanks for the reply.

Irony aside, I wanted to ask in the forum because there are a lot of useless and misleading links, especially if you use Google as your default search engine.

Regards
D
by David1293
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Get-iplayer
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: Get-iplayer

Hi
Many thanks for taking the trouble to reply. I'll give that a try.

Regards

D
by David1293
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Get-iplayer
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Get-iplayer

Hi, all

I understand that the Hedgerows repo has been deleted due to abuse.

Could someone please advise a way of installing get-iplayer? If possible, I would rather not use flatpak.

Regards
D
by David1293
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: USBs used to install Mint reusable? [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Re: USBs used to install Mint reusable?

Hi all

Surely the easiest answer to this is in accessories- USB stick formatter?

Or am I being obtuse? More than possible...

Regards
D
by David1293
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Pictures folder screensaver in Mate 19.3 or 20. Solved and thank you!
Replies: 14
Views: 552

Re: Pictures folder screensaver in Mate 19.3 or 20?

Hi

So, I've checked and I already have all of those installed.

I'm not sure what to do next. I was thinking of upgrading to 20, but would really like to keep this feature.
I've also tried selecting GL slideshow, but no matter how I try, I can't get it to select the pictures folder.

Regards
D
by David1293
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Pictures folder screensaver in Mate 19.3 or 20. Solved and thank you!
Replies: 14
Views: 552

Re: Pictures folder screensaver in Mate 19.3 or 20

Hi
Many thanks for the reply.

I had been using pictures folder screensaver up to Mate 19.1.

I don't know what CRTs are.

I'm hoping that I can get it back, but so far, no success.

Regards
D
by David1293
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Pictures folder screensaver in Mate 19.3 or 20. Solved and thank you!
Replies: 14
Views: 552

Re: Pictures folder screensaver in Mate 19.3 or 20

Hi, all

Any help with this please, folks?

Regards
D
by David1293
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Pictures folder screensaver in Mate 19.3 or 20. Solved and thank you!
Replies: 14
Views: 552

Pictures folder screensaver in Mate 19.3 or 20. Solved and thank you!

Hi, all I have my computer turned on for most of the evening. I use it to check news, sports scores and other things. I quite like that I can use the above screensaver- it's nice to see pictures of pretty girls in bikinis scrolling when my computer is idle. I tried upgrading to Mate 19.3, but this s...
by David1293
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cannot add Google to Firefox search engine
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Cannot add Google to Firefox search engine

Hi

It's really not too difficult. Go to edit- preferences- search. Then choose.
It may give you the choice of "find more search engines".

Using Google is fine for results, but it does take away your privacy. Duck Duck Go doesn't record your searches.

Hope this helps.
Regards

David
by David1293
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Enable Flash in Firefox? Resolved.
Replies: 15
Views: 609

Re: Enable Flash in Firefox?

Hi all

Thanks for the replies.
I'll mark this as resolved, as I see no point in wasting people's time when Flash is about to be discontinued.
Thanks for all your help and advice.

Regards
D
by David1293
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Enable Flash in Firefox? Resolved.
Replies: 15
Views: 609

Re: Enable Flash in Firefox?

Hi Many thanks for the replies. With the inxi command, I get: Host: Ancholme Kernel: 4.15.0-72-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 Desktop: MATE 1.20.1 info: mate-panel, cairo-dock wm: marco 1.20.1 dm: LightDM 1.26.0 Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic Firefox is versi...
by David1293
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Enable Flash in Firefox? Resolved.
Replies: 15
Views: 609

Re: Enable Flash in Firefox?

Hi all

Many thanks for taking the trouble to reply.

The URL is https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50868769

I can't see any option to activate flash for this video at all.

Regards
D
by David1293
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Enable Flash in Firefox? Resolved.
Replies: 15
Views: 609

Enable Flash in Firefox? Resolved.

Hi, all A very simple question- how do I get Firefox to allow flash video to play? It used to work fine, but now it won't. In preferences, it says, "ask to activate", but it doesn't ask. I just get the message (in the BBC website) Sorry, you need Flash to play this-enable it in your browse...

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