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by majpooper
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux slower than I was expecting.
Replies: 12
Views: 329

Re: Linux slower than I was expecting.

MATE or Xfce (the lightest Desk top environment) is definitely the way to go on older hardware. Also check out the blog (maintained by Pjtor, on of the most knowledgeable members of this forum) below on how to speed up Mint a bit after your install. https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/speed-...
by majpooper
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Why the Dead Wood in Linux Mint?
Replies: 13
Views: 476

Re: Why the Dead Wood in Linux Mint?

dr_fred wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:04 am
So I can live with the answer that, Yes, it is a PITA but technical benefits outweigh the resulting user-unfriendliness.
However on the other hand it is open source so you could clean it up yourself - but in the end would it be worth the effort . . . . . ?
by majpooper
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to change username and computer name?
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: How to change username and computer name?

ElPresidente wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:43 am
Got a computer used, and just want to change the computer name and username on it. How would I go about that? I could only figure out how to change the account name.
Have you thought about a nice fresh new install of Mint 19.3?
by majpooper
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: How to fax with hplip
Replies: 15
Views: 400

Re: How to fax with hplip

That program requires a "fax modem", which also requires a dedicated 2-wire telephone line. faxzero it is then. I cannot remember the last time I used a FAX - never from home for sure though. And a standard 2wire land line . . . . . trying to think maybe around 2001, 2002 when we went with VoIP. Fu...
by majpooper
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: How to fax with hplip
Replies: 15
Views: 400

Re: How to fax with hplip

Yes, I think that is going to be the best solution. I used it a couple of times from windows years ago. I just don't like the cover page all plastered with their faxzero watermark. According to the HP development web site the HP Envy 5660 does not support FAX capability. https://developers.hp.com/h...
by majpooper
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Crontab is not running rtcwake
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: Crontab is not running rtcwake

I did check the root's crontab file earlier. When I opened it, it was completely empty. A couple of things - and you probably know this stuff but anyway. 1. to run crontab as root sudo crontab -e 2. sudo in the crontab is a non-starter as it needs password input - there is probably a way to do it b...
by majpooper
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: February 14 is for lovers...
Replies: 14
Views: 480

Re: February 14 is for lovers...

Pjotr wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:23 am
Moem wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:12 am
Lovers of free software, that is. Let's all celebrate I love free software day 2020!
My wife disagrees.... :(
Ditto.
by majpooper
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: HP LaserJet P2035n driver for Linux Mint 19.3
Replies: 11
Views: 167

Re: HP LaserJet P2035n driver for Linux Mint 19.3

I think you're mixing them up; jimlill, who you replied to, has the P2035n. OP of the topic linked above, sjojo, has the 4652. THX xenopeek - good catch did mix them up. jimlillI indeed has the P2035n and indeed needs the hplip plugin for the scan function to work And thx for splitting these up.
by majpooper
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: HP LaserJet P2035n driver for Linux Mint 19.3
Replies: 11
Views: 167

Re: hp printer driver for Linux Mint 19.3

I decided to switch to a SSD so did a reinstall. Not sure what I did different but printer portion went correctly and now works. OK . . . . good I went back through the thread (I conflated your posts with the OPs posts) because the initial poster had a P2035n which needs a plugin. When yours (Offic...
by majpooper
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: HP LaserJet P2035n driver for Linux Mint 19.3
Replies: 11
Views: 167

Re: hp printer driver for Linux Mint 19.3

Did all that meticulously..... the plugin install pukes at the end I have the same version of Mint that you do, although mine has been kept updated, and it worked just fine so it is hard to figure out what went wrong. majpooper@1150z:~$ inxi -Fz System: Host: 1150z Kernel: 5.3.0-28-generic x86_64 b...
by majpooper
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Chromium icon missing
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Chromium icon missing

Right click menu>configure>menu tab>open menue editor>highlight internet on left>highlight chromium>click properties> See if it looks like my pic. That is if it's even there. . . . . of course, right clicked menu and worked my way to "Open the menu editor" thinking I only had to open Internet and t...
by majpooper
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Neighbor steps on our WiFi
Replies: 17
Views: 599

Re: Neighbor steps on our WiFi

What the heck my neighbor is running but their wifi signal is STRONG. They are 200 feet from me and at times their signal steps on our house signal and knocks the one computer offline. Any ideas??? Not sure what " steps on our house signal" means but one suggestion is to change the channel your WiF...
by majpooper
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: HP LaserJet P2035n driver for Linux Mint 19.3
Replies: 11
Views: 167

Re: hp printer driver for Linux Mint 19.3

I have a P2035n and got 3.19.12 from HP site. I'll study that like later today. So checking below for your printer indicates 3.19.12 is good (so is the Mint default version) https://developers.hp.com/hp-linux-imaging-and-printing/supported_devices/index However you do need to install the pluging fr...
by majpooper
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: HP LaserJet P2035n driver for Linux Mint 19.3
Replies: 11
Views: 167

Re: hp printer driver for Linux Mint 19.3

So I translated and tried that.... stills pukes on plugin install. I also sudo apt install python-gobject which installed, but plugin install still failed The version of hplip in the repositories is crap to put it diplomatically - lots of errors and dependencies. It is important to understand what ...
by majpooper
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Chromium icon missing
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Chromium icon missing

LanceM wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:33 pm
Which version of Mint?

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majpooper@1150z:~$ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: 1150z Kernel: 5.3.0-28-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.4.8 
           Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia 
by majpooper
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Chromium icon missing
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Chromium icon missing

I added chromium-browser from the Synaptic-Package-Manager. When I opened the menu and clicked on Internet it was missing. I, of course, right clicked menu and worked my way to "Open the menu editor" thinking I only had to open Internet and tick Chromium and add firejail to the command and I would b...
by majpooper
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Recommend a laptop brand, not Dell.
Replies: 23
Views: 482

Re: Recommend a laptop brand, not Dell.

Refurbished Lenovo Thinkpads are hugely popular within the Mint community - if I am not mistaken the CPUs are typically American although I have no idea where they are manufactured but then that would be the same for almost any brand. As for the Chinese . . . . They know more about me than my own mo...
by majpooper
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Suggestions for Anti-Virus Software
Replies: 36
Views: 1076

Re: Suggestions for Anti-Virus Software

This is the bottom line. The most important protection is prudence of the user. Where are you getting your software? From the mint repositories or from web sites that you "think" are trust worthy? This topic comes over and over especially with Windows refugees. The reality is your router and a brows...
by majpooper
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Strange FF behavior
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: [SOLVED] Strange FF behavior

Upon closer inspection it turned out to be an extension (add-on) that was disabled on my PC but not on my lap-top that I was playing with. The extension is called Trace - it seems like it acts like a VPN. It works OK but I really don't know who they are and I try to block almost all international si...
by majpooper
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Strange FF behavior
Replies: 2
Views: 134

[SOLVED] Strange FF behavior

I have the same version FF setup exactly the same on both my PC and laptop which both run LM19.3 Cinnamon . . . . . .or do I? well I think I do - they look the same. Also the network manager settings are the same - and on the same network (switch, router, modem). When I do a dnsleak test from my lap...

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