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by siawacsh
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Kernel drivers
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Kernel drivers

Hi, I am using Mint 18.3 cinamon. Update manager is saying I should update linux-firmware 1.57.20. The last time I tried to update the whole kernel cinamon crashed and I had to reinstall the OS with all the hassle of data restoration. Can someone inform me of the risks of updating this firmware? Che...
by siawacsh
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: virtualbox not recognizing USB
Replies: 1
Views: 114

virtualbox not recognizing USB

I am running windows 7 Home Premium using Virtualbox version 5.1.38 for Ubuntu on Linux Mint 18.3. I am trying to get USB devices to be recognized. Here are the steps I have followed thus far without success In my native system under users and groups I clicked on users tab and added vboxusers. There...
by siawacsh
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Simple scan in mint 19
Replies: 12
Views: 3290

Re: Simple scan in mint 19

Hello, in fact I purchased my Samsung printer after exhaustive research to make sure it came with Linux support. I have had it for almost seven years and always used the unified drivers sourced directly from Samsung. But then I exchanged this printer with my parents who gave me their HP 1018. And yo...
by siawacsh
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Simple scan in mint 19
Replies: 12
Views: 3290

Re: Simple scan in mint 19

Thanks for all that. I will have a look tomorrow. As for the quality of simple scan it has been adequate. But I found when I print scanned documents in 18.3 they are very dark. For important stuff the print quality was not great. Which is where Vue Scan came in. I hope I can also find a solution to ...
by siawacsh
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Simple scan in mint 19
Replies: 12
Views: 3290

Re: Simple scan in mint 19

Hi phd21, yes I unplugged and re-plugged it. It did not make any difference for either of those two applications. Yes, VueScan works on my Mint 19 and it is good. But I was hoping for free ware. I hope I can solve the problem with simple scan or sane even.

Siawacsh
by siawacsh
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Simple scan in mint 19
Replies: 12
Views: 3290

Re: Simple scan in mint 19

I am pretty certain this is a software problem. I seem to always get the strange problems no one has heard of...! There is a propriety software called VueScan. I have the trail version. It scans flawlessly. And also the mint 18.3 live disk does a good scan pretty well. My scanner is the cannon Lide ...
by siawacsh
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Simple scan in mint 19
Replies: 12
Views: 3290

Re: Simple scan in mint 19

Thank you to every body here for their feedback. It is especially good to connect with you ph21. Hope all is well with you. My apologies if I was not clear. Naturally I cleaned the scanner. But the main point is simple scan within 18.3 does a relatively OK job. No streaks at all. This streak is only...
by siawacsh
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Kernel upgrade & Cinnamon
Replies: 8
Views: 405

Re: Kernel upgrade & Cinnamon

Just realized a third party scanning software VueScan works fine. But it is not open source or free.
by siawacsh
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Kernel upgrade & Cinnamon
Replies: 8
Views: 405

Re: Kernel upgrade & Cinnamon

Thanks to everybody for all your answers. I decided to migrate to Mint 19. But that platform is giving different problems do to do with Simple scan with a big streak across my copies. The scanner is Cannon Lide 200. I am also having difficulties installing driver for my Samsung ML-1675 printer. I ha...
by siawacsh
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Simple scan in mint 19
Replies: 12
Views: 3290

Simple scan in mint 19

Hi, since migrating from mint 18.3 to 19 I am finding a huge streak across the page when I scan using Simple Scan. Can anyone help?

Siawacsh
by siawacsh
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint 19 taskbar freezing
Replies: 0
Views: 72

Mint 19 taskbar freezing

Hi, I just installed Tara on my laptop and twice the taskbar has frozen. Another words clicking on any of the icons on the taskbar does not do anything including the menu button. But the applications such as movie player or clementine are functional. I remember this problem when Mint 17 first came o...
by siawacsh
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Kernel upgrade & Cinnamon
Replies: 8
Views: 405

Kernel upgrade & Cinnamon

Hello, I recently upgraded my kernel to the latest and since loging in I get error about cinamon not working properly. It logs in fall back mode.

I am using Mint 18.3. Sylvia

Can any one offer tips how to restore it Cinamon or earlier kernel.?

Thanks
Siawacsh
by siawacsh
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: scanned documents
Replies: 0
Views: 42

scanned documents

Hi, I have a Samsung ML-1675 with driver2 1.00.39 driver on Linux Mint 18.3 64 bit. I am finding every document that I scan in prints too dark. Other documents are fine. My scanner is the Cannon 200 Lide using Simple Scan I have tried playing around with simple scan brightness, contrast and quality ...
by siawacsh
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: update manager
Replies: 2
Views: 152

update manager

Hello, recently I keep getting a x on update manager icon on the taskbar. When I hover over it says update manager could not refresh the list of updates. When I try to refresh I can a large box that is goes beyond my screen size. I can hardly shrink it to get access to the ok button. I am not able t...
by siawacsh
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Virtualbox version 5
Replies: 12
Views: 1550

Re: Virtualbox version 5

OK, I managed to install Xential version of VB on my new Mint 18.3. That has to mean there was something buggy about my earlier 18.2 that prevented the installation. So now I need to get my win7.iso to run on VB. I have used this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkKE72-RFck It is obvious tha...
by siawacsh
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Virtualbox version 5
Replies: 12
Views: 1550

Re: Virtualbox version 5

Thanks for all the replies. Normally the forum emails me of replies. In the absence of notification I was under the impression this question was being ignored. OK, to all those who say the repos do offer 64 bit. I was under the impression any file with an x86 designation means its for 32 bit hardwar...
by siawacsh
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Bootable windows USB on linux
Replies: 13
Views: 3833

Re: Bootable windows USB on linux

Hi guys, I like to create an windows 7 ISO to use with virtualbox. Is it the same process.?

siawacsh
by siawacsh
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Virtualbox version 5
Replies: 12
Views: 1550

Virtualbox version 5

Hello, I having a hard time deciding whether to use Virtualbox 5 available on the repositories or the 5.2.6 available on the Oracle website. I am intending to emulate Windows 7 running some specialized diagnostics software. The one available on the repositories is x86 and my machine is 64. So I pref...
by siawacsh
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: audio
Replies: 1
Views: 123

audio

In order to stream live radio I have been using clementine. Unlike previous installations this time I have to double click it to load. Today I accidentally clicked it three times and since then am getting Your GStreamer installation is missing a plug-in. I actually cannot hear any media playing. Sys...
by siawacsh
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: chrome keyring problem
Replies: 11
Views: 1123

chrome keyring problem

Hello, I am experiencing keyring problem each time I launch Chrome. I have gone through several solutions including Pjotr which suggests the following rm -v ~/.local/share/keyrings/*.keyring But has not worked for me. Chrome Version 60.0.3112.113 Distro: Mint 18.2 I have recently come back from Pepp...

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