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by Oldimbiber
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Unable to print from Mint 18.3 Cinnamon
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: Unable to print from Mint 18.3 Cinnamon

[SOLVED]
Your very lucid instructions were followed and it completely solved the problem. Words are inadequate to express my gratitude for your help. It was not necessary to do anything to enable my scanner.
It just worked as before without any further effort. :D
by Oldimbiber
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Unable to print from Mint 18.3 Cinnamon
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Unable to print from Mint 18.3 Cinnamon

I have not used my Brother HL-L2340DW printer for a while (don't recall exactly when I last did.) I recently got a new Samsung SSD and installed Mint 18.3 Cinnamon on it as my only operating system. There is no problem with the printer, as I am able to print a perfect test page from its own menu. Bu...
by Oldimbiber
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: sluggish system after running update manager
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: sluggish system after running update manager

I have been experiencing drastic slowdowns since the last update ( I update all levels lately and have no other OS on my Samsung SSD) Not knowing what got updated, I would just like to get rid of it and return to the fast responsive system that I had. I am using Mint 18.2 with Cinnamon. Any knowledg...
by Oldimbiber
Mon May 09, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Installed QT lightscribe on new disk again - D Bus Error
Replies: 1
Views: 213

Re: Installed QT lightscribe on new disk again - D Bus Error

Tried a couple of things scavenged from the back of my memory. When I installed the QT lightscribe this time, I had forgotten to install the lightscribe system files first. Perhaps that was the reason for the error.The Simple Labeler worked because it was installed AFTER I had installed the lightscr...
by Oldimbiber
Fri May 06, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Installed QT lightscribe on new disk again - D Bus Error
Replies: 1
Views: 213

Installed QT lightscribe on new disk again - D Bus Error

A while ago, I did a fresh install of Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon on a SSD, and haven't had any occasion to burn a Lightscribe Disk. Today, I burned a couple to give as gifts and then discovered that I did not have QT lightscribe installed on this new edition. I installed QT lightscribe, the system fil...
by Oldimbiber
Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: #10 envelope choice grayed out in LibreOffice Five
Replies: 9
Views: 927

Re: #10 envelope choice grayed out in LibreOffice Five

I finally got LibreOffice 5.1.2.2.2 installed. All ready to thank everyone again and feel a sense of accomplishment. Then, I entered writer and the US Letter and Portrait were still grayed out! Noticing that the old LibreOffice choices were still listed, I deleted them one by one until the only Libr...
by Oldimbiber
Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: #10 envelope choice grayed out in LibreOffice Five
Replies: 9
Views: 927

Re: #10 envelope choice grayed out in LibreOffice Five

I should have been more specific about what difficulties I encountered when trying to install the new edition of LibreOffice. After I downloaded the *.deb.tar.gz file, I used the archive manager to extract the contents. THIS IS WHAT THE README file said to do: When you unpack the downloaded archive,...
by Oldimbiber
Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: #10 envelope choice grayed out in LibreOffice Five
Replies: 9
Views: 927

Re: #10 envelope choice grayed out in LibreOffice Five

After much hair pulling, I was still unable to install the most recent edition of LibreOffice which may or may not have solved the grayed out choice of an envelope size to print. However, my searches for an alternative bore fruit, if a little cumbersome. There is an "Envelopes for Google Docs" avail...
by Oldimbiber
Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: #10 envelope choice grayed out in LibreOffice Five
Replies: 9
Views: 927

Re: #10 envelope choice grayed out in LibreOffice Five

I just did an apt-get upgrade for libreOffice which appeared to be going normally. However, after it was finished I still had the same version of libreOffice Writer that I had before. The Software Manager only shows my old version as well. Glabels is fine if one is printing a large number of actual ...
by Oldimbiber
Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: #10 envelope choice grayed out in LibreOffice Five
Replies: 9
Views: 927

#10 envelope choice grayed out in LibreOffice Five

There were no problems printing standard #10 envelopes in prior editions of LibreOffice.
However, the update to LibreOffice Five has grayed out the choice of a #10 envelope.
I am using Mint Cinnamon 17.3
by Oldimbiber
Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Mono laser printer recommendation
Replies: 11
Views: 1353

Re: Mono laser printer recommendation

After packing up the new Samsung printer, which is scheduled to be picked up by UPS tomorrow to return to Amazon for refund, I brought back my old Samsung ML-2251N that I had been using for many years. This morning after breakfast I got an inspiration and pressed the button on the old printer to pri...
by Oldimbiber
Sat Apr 09, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Mono laser printer recommendation
Replies: 11
Views: 1353

Re: Mono laser printer recommendation

Thanks for the response, but sudo ./install.sh is exactly what I did. After doing this, my terminal showed that the drivers were successfully installed, but still it would not print a test page, either from the computer or from the button on the printer. I just finished packing up the new Samsung in...
by Oldimbiber
Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Mono laser printer recommendation
Replies: 11
Views: 1353

Re: Mono laser printer recommendation

Purchased a Samsung M2835DW this week. Downloaded the drivers from the Samsung page. Nothing printed, not even a test page. Found the Samsung chat support and had a long session with one of their agents who had me download the drivers TWICE. No change. The agent then told me to reboot the computer, ...
by Oldimbiber
Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Firefox crashes endlessly
Replies: 23
Views: 8120

Re: Firefox crashes endlessly

After removing the Add-ons, Firefox appears to be operating without any more glitches, just as Chromium is doing. There was an Update to Firefox this morning, although it did not bear any new version number. Thanks for all of the constructive suggestions, including having a third browser (Pale Moon)...
by Oldimbiber
Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Firefox crashes endlessly
Replies: 23
Views: 8120

Re: Firefox crashes endlessly

I will be happy to confine my future posts to whichever forum you deem appropriate. It was never my intention to offend anyone here - unless the programmer of Firefox 40 is lurking in our midst.
by Oldimbiber
Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Firefox crashes endlessly
Replies: 23
Views: 8120

Firefox crashes endlessly

I have been a Firefox advocate since its inception. With each new edition, more features have been added, and with the features come more problems. Now on Mint Cinnamon 17.2, we were gifted with Firefox 40.0 and I have never ever experienced so many crashes. A friendly little popup comes up each tim...
by Oldimbiber
Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Two new Nvidia drivers appeared in Updates today
Replies: 8
Views: 397

Re: Two new Nvidia drivers appeared in Updates today

I must be getting senile. Thanks for the reminder to upload the .jpg
Screenshot from 2015-08-04 .jpg
My present drivers seem to have no problems, so perhaps I shouldn't "rock the boat." ;-)
by Oldimbiber
Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Two new Nvidia drivers appeared in Updates today
Replies: 8
Views: 397

Re: Two new Nvidia drivers appeared in Updates today

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by Oldimbiber
Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Two new Nvidia drivers appeared in Updates today
Replies: 8
Views: 397

Re: Two new Nvidia drivers appeared in Updates today

I am not clear as to a screen shot of what you are refering to??? When the little symbol appears on the lower right corner that updates are available and we give the OK to download the update, it downloads, and then it says "Your computer is up to date."
by Oldimbiber
Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Two new Nvidia drivers appeared in Updates today
Replies: 8
Views: 397

Two new Nvidia drivers appeared in Updates today

I downloaded the updates, as I usually do. What I am unclear on is does the Update replace the NVidia drivers that are installed, or are they just added to the list of available drivers?

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