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by barryp
Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Epson Dx4000 Bad Print Quality
Replies: 0
Views: 108

Epson Dx4000 Bad Print Quality

Hi Folks, I'm Running Mint 17.2 with Cinnamon & the print quality from my Epson is dire. Lots of thick horizontal bands in colour printing. I've tried printing my graphics from Gimp & also from Gnome image viewer. I've also tried to set the job to higher quality levels in the options. I've d...
by barryp
Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:09 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM13 SUPER SLOW on Dell Inspiron M5010
Replies: 6
Views: 1841

Re: LM13 SUPER SLOW on Dell Inspiron M5010

Hi all, I just installed Maya-Mate 64 bit on an identical machine (this one has 4g RAM) & have appalling boot times - 9-10 minutes. I used Gparted to wipe the drive & create system & home partitions prior to installing Mint from a (unetbootin) USB stick. I tested the stick before install...
by barryp
Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do you clear the print Q?
Replies: 9
Views: 7835

Re: How do you clear the print Q?

Hi I had this problem recently. The printer config just wasn't doing anything with current jobs & it was very frustrating. Dr Hu's solution worked for me, but there is an easier way, paste: http://localhost:631/jobs/ Into the address bar of your browser. All current jobs appear & can be stop...
by barryp
Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:42 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GRUB system selection menu doesn't show SOLVED!
Replies: 10
Views: 2725

Re: GRUB system selection menu doesn't show

Hi I had a similar problem, there's another thread here: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=102861 In my case grub appeared when I edited /etc/default/grub & uncommented (removed the # mark from the front of) the line which said #gfx640x480 Don't forget that if you edit this fi...
by barryp
Thu May 31, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Start UP Menu (GRUB) (SOLVED)
Replies: 23
Views: 2455

Re: Start UP Menu (GRUB)

Hi I had a similar problem, there's another thread here: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=102861 In my case grub appeared when I edited /etc/default/grub & uncommented (removed the # mark from the front of) the line which said #gfx640x480 Don't forget that if you edit this fi...
by barryp
Sat May 26, 2012 4:38 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: [SOLVED] Kompozer not in repos?
Replies: 16
Views: 10219

Re: [SOLVED] Kompozer not in repos?

Hi Max,

Sorry my way didn't work for you! Hope you got it going.

B
by barryp
Fri May 25, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: [Solved] Mint 13 Mate 32 bit, Sound Skips
Replies: 2
Views: 1441

Re: Mint 13 Mate 32 bit, Sound Skips

Skipping, aka stuttering & glitching! Killing pulseaudio didn't work. in fact then I had no sound at all. I tried: sudo dpkg-reconfigure alsa-base sudo dpkg-reconfigure alsa-utils sudo dpkg-reconfigure pulseaudio To no avail. Desparate, I was prepared to look anywhere. Even ...ahem... a Fedora s...
by barryp
Fri May 25, 2012 4:28 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't Trigger Grub Menu in Mint 13
Replies: 7
Views: 6224

Re: Can't Trigger Grub Menu in Mint 13

Hi jfet,

Thanks, I tried
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=FALSE
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=


But I still had an invisible grub.

Solution: un-comment the line that says #gfx640x480
:D
I found it here:

http://melpctec.blogspot.co.uk/2011/05/no-grub-menu-at-bootup-ubuntu-1104.html
by barryp
Thu May 24, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: [Solved] Mint 13 Mate 32 bit, Sound Skips
Replies: 2
Views: 1441

[Solved] Mint 13 Mate 32 bit, Sound Skips

Hi folks, Enjoying Mint 13, Mate 32. It seems to run ok on this aging Tosh laptop. Thanks to Clem & all the team! I'm getting irregular little clicks & skips in music playback with Audacious & Banshee. Not noticing any obvious clues like cpu or memory issues. My sound set up on this lapt...
by barryp
Thu May 24, 2012 4:40 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't Trigger Grub Menu in Mint 13
Replies: 7
Views: 6224

Re: Can't Trigger Grub Menu in Mint 13

Me too. Mint 13 Mate, upgraded from RC via Mint Update. Blank screen.

I tried grub-update as well as pressing escape or shift, no dice.

I changed the Grub timeout from 0 to 5 but it still didn't appear.
by barryp
Fri May 18, 2012 4:38 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: [SOLVED] Kompozer not in repos?
Replies: 16
Views: 10219

Re: [SOLVED] Kompozer not in repos?

Hi Max, Did you try to run it from the command line? That won't work if you installed into the /home directory. I have it here: ~/Installed/kompozer/ where I extracted it. kompozer-bin is in there: ~/Installed/kompozer/kompozer-bin I just open the folder & double click the file called kompozer ....
by barryp
Thu May 17, 2012 4:16 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: [SOLVED] Kompozer not in repos?
Replies: 16
Views: 10219

Re: [SOLVED] Kompozer not in repos?

Hi You can download the latest version from the official web page. http://kompozer.net/ It's a tarball. "Extract Here" wherever you want ( I have a folder called "installed" in my home directory) & you can run it straight out of that folder. No building or configuration requi...
by barryp
Fri May 04, 2012 4:44 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: [solved] How to compile GIMP 2.8 on Debian?
Replies: 59
Views: 17843

Re: How to compile GIMP 2.8 on Debian?

Hi Craigevil Thanks for your post. However after adding the Siduction repo to sources.list I get W: GPG error: http://packages.siduction.org unstable InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 15CBD88045C45076 I've googled & tried ...
by barryp
Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:21 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Classic mintMenu on Cinnamon
Replies: 27
Views: 19534

Re: Classic mintMenu on Cinnamon

@funnyman Are you using LMDE? Your error message looks like one I've seen. You need to make sure that you add the ppa using the correct address. I got a message like that when I tried to add a ppa using the Ubuntu style address, but that won't work with Debian. ppa:bimsebasse/cinnamonextras needs to...
by barryp
Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: [Known upstream bug] LMDE UP4: Printer properties error
Replies: 38
Views: 10215

Re: [Known upstream bug] LMDE UP4: Printer properties error

I also have this problem with a fresh install of LMDE 201204. I've deleted my other post to avoid duplication.
by barryp
Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What oses yall running?
Replies: 100
Views: 19738

Re: What oses yall running?

Desktop: LMDE 64, SP3 My laptop (now over 6 years old; flies!): LMDE SP3 Netbook: LMDE Xfce My wife's laptop: Windows 7, LMDE SP3 My wife is "not a compouter person" but now hates Windows & loves Mint. I've been using Mint since #5 & I read this forum most days. I have learned more...
by barryp
Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:23 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: [SOLVED] WorldOfGoo not start correctly from shortcut
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Re: WorldOfGoo not start correctly from shortcut

Hi If you run from the terminal do you get a segmentation fault? Sometimes if WofG doesn't run from the shortcut you need to do this: http://bugs.sabayon.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1345 The solution is from the Sabayon forum, but it worked for me on LMDE. (For the record, pointing at MU) best wishes Barry
by barryp
Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:28 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: something wrong with facebook...
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Re: something wrong with facebook...

Hi Jerry,

If you're using Firefox or Chrome/ ium check your extensions & add-ons. If you disable them all, is FB ok then?

Cheers
Barry
by barryp
Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: LMDE hangs at shutdown/reboot
Replies: 5
Views: 1630

Re: LMDE hangs at shutdown/reboot

Hi folks, I have solved this problem on my laptop running LMDE using the instructions here: http://whereofwecannotspeak.wordpress.com/2007/12/25/unmount-samba-filesystems-before-shutdown-or-reboot/ I know it says Samba, but it works for nfs. The idea is that you make a symbolic link to umountnfs &am...
by barryp
Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:09 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: LMDE a sleeping distro?
Replies: 163
Views: 43845

Re: LMDE a sleeping distro?

Hi all, I just want to add my voice to those who are happy with how things are with LMDE. I started out on Testing, I pointed at Squeeze for a bit & now I'm using Latest. I'd say stability & productivity are my priorities & BTW, LMDE flies like a rocket on my old Tosh laptop. I accept th...

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