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by Sundowner
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Officejet 5255 printer
Replies: 6
Views: 737

Re: Officejet 5255 printer

Don't know if this will help, but you might be assured to know that my HP 5255 installs automagically with every Ubuntu flavor I've tried, including Mint 19.3. A test print does color and b/w great.
by Sundowner
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: [Solved] KDE not working / no window decorations
Replies: 3
Views: 3657

Re: KDE not working / no window decorations

Here's an article from February that may help.

How to install KDE plasma desktop on Linux Mint 19

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https://computingforgeeks.com/how-to-install-kde-plasma-desktop-on-linux-mint-19/
Hope it helps.
by Sundowner
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Will April update of Windows 10 destroy my dual booting Linux Mint 19.1?
Replies: 9
Views: 1394

Re: Will April update of Windows 10 destroy my dual booting Linux Mint 19.1?

YMMV, but I've been installing and running Windows 10 Insider Preview releases since Oct 2014, dual booting Linux, usually Kubuntu and I've never lost the grub bootloader because of a Windows update. That said, I have already installed the Insider Preview of the the April 2019 update. My 10 year old...
by Sundowner
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Access to Font Directory
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Access to Font Directory

If these computers are going to be setup for training purposes, would it not be reasonable to copy the whole system font folder to ~/.local/share/fonts, providing space is not limited? (246.7 MB in my Cinnamon install)

Just curious. :)
by Sundowner
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Playing with KDE distros....Neon
Replies: 16
Views: 1565

Re: Playing with KDE distros....Neon

KDE Neon was never meant to exist as a true Linus distribution, but as a test bed for the KDE developers. Updates for applications can be troublesome at times. I usually dual boot Kubuntu along with Windows, but I also have Mint Cinnamon on my 2nd PC.
by Sundowner
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 267
Views: 46813

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

Sundowner wrote: ⤴Sun May 27, 2018 3:06 pm Please take a little extra time after you complete this install to try to install printer drivers... Report back if you will please.[/quote] tovian wrote: I'm very sorry to not be able to complete this test-and-evaluation for you. I've had too many problems...
by Sundowner
Sun May 27, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 267
Views: 46813

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

Kubuntu 18.04 (and maybe earlier versions, too) include Muon package manager, a rebuild on Synaptic, which I prefer and always install. I don't care for Discover except for its update manager.
by Sundowner
Sun May 27, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 267
Views: 46813

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

[tovian wrote]I'm planning to download Debian-KDE tonight - then begin testing it tomorrow.[/quote] Please take a little extra time after you complete this install to try to install printer drivers (HP is the best choice for any Linux OS). I've almost always had best results with printer drivers usi...
by Sundowner
Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Poll: What's Mint KDE 18 like? Please click!
Replies: 28
Views: 2980

Re: Poll: What's Mint KDE 18 like? Please click!

I've found Mint's approach to Plasma 5 better for me than Kubuntu 16.04. Mint 18 KDE is faster and more stable. I don't know what is different, but it works and that's enough for me.
by Sundowner
Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: chrome default browser
Replies: 13
Views: 2026

Re: chrome default browser

I unticked the box on the popup. The next time I opened Chrome it asked again near the top under the address bar. I clicked on Don't Ask Again. That's the last time I was nagged.
by Sundowner
Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Escaped in time to avoid Windows 10!
Replies: 13
Views: 966

Re: Escaped in time to avoid Windows 10!

That is a nice intro Wade. Welcome to the world of Linux and Linux Mint.
by Sundowner
Sat May 14, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Number of Linux users is growing!
Replies: 66
Views: 8437

Re: Number of Linux users is growing!

Linux as a desktop or laptop OS would become better known and more popular if Linux were used as an alternate choice in schools. If Linux was introduced at the lowest grade computers are made available to students, then the operating system wouldn't seem to frightening to them as it is to most peopl...
by Sundowner
Sat May 14, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: A tip for newbies
Replies: 21
Views: 1463

Re: A tip for newbies

Depending upon whether I am in Windows or in Linux, I open Word or LibreOffice Writer to copy a page I have found interesting and a possible resource later. Saving pages this way allows me to save everything on a page including all graphics which if not included may make the page less instructional....

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