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by essjam
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How do you remember bits of sudo code?
Replies: 30
Views: 1906

Re: How do you remember bits of sudo code?

Interesting discussion, I have used various forms of keeping notes about useful commands over the years. These included a spiral bound notebook for quick and dirty "Oh I better remember that" moments. Plus I keep a spreadsheet for Lessons Learned. This contains a variety of things from useful comman...
by essjam
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: [Solved] - Impressions - All Linux household after 3 weeks.
Replies: 27
Views: 1571

Re: [Solved] - Impressions - All Linux household after 3 weeks.

As stated previously, one of the items that was not working on Linux Mint was my scanner. I have finally got the scanner working, Apparently it is where sane files went to, where they are loaded to. I have the same problem and reverted to Mint 18 at the Shed and 18 is the version that handles sane ...
by essjam
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: [Solved] - Impressions - All Linux household after 3 weeks.
Replies: 27
Views: 1571

Re: [Solved] - Impressions - All Linux household after 3 weeks.

Don’t know where people get the idea that they have to pay money to follow the upgrade path from w7 to w10??? Maybe if their copy of w7 was pirated. Mine were legit. Did you mean to imply that my w7 installation was pirated? I hope not. My copy of W7 Pro is legit. I used the following command to cr...
by essjam
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: [Solved] - Impressions - All Linux household after 3 weeks.
Replies: 27
Views: 1571

Re: [Solved] - Impressions - All Linux household after 3 weeks.

As stated previously, one of the items that was not working on Linux Mint was my scanner. I have finally got the scanner working, but it is not a clean Linux environment any more. I tried everything I could think of and followed the excellent examples from above plus various sources on the internet....
by essjam
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: [Solved] - Impressions - All Linux household after 3 weeks.
Replies: 27
Views: 1571

Re: Impressions - All Linux household after 3 weeks.

I have an Epson Perfection V33 scanner that was supposedly not supported, but I was able to get it working. It took me a while to find the answers I needed. My thread documenting my what I tried and what eventually worked is here -- https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=304475 -- Since ...
by essjam
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Italy!
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Hello from Italy!

Hello LoneGamer, Welcome to the forums. I too made the switch from W7 to Linux Mint and I am really pleased I did. There are a lot of helpful people here, and I am sure the moderators will provide links to useful information if they haven't already. Best of luck with your Linux experience. Cheers fr...
by essjam
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: [Solved] - Impressions - All Linux household after 3 weeks.
Replies: 27
Views: 1571

Re: Impressions - All Linux household after 3 weeks.

Oh, sorry, another point! Printing just highlighted and selected text and images from Firefox and Chrome. Is there any way of doing this? Ctrl+shift+P in Firefox opens a private tab, and within Chrome, although the link to this is at the bottom of the printing set up column, under more settings, it...
by essjam
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: [Solved] - Impressions - All Linux household after 3 weeks.
Replies: 27
Views: 1571

Re: Impressions - All Linux household after 3 weeks.

Mick-Cork, Many thanks for the links about Darktable. I will definitely be watching the YouTube video tutorials. It will be interesting to learn what features are similar to Lightroom. One feature I hope exists is how to quickly browse my photos, tagging the best for further processing, and then del...
by essjam
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: [Solved] - Impressions - All Linux household after 3 weeks.
Replies: 27
Views: 1571

Re: Impressions - All Linux household after 3 weeks.

As for your scanner - and bearing in mind that I have no knowledge of such things - have you tried this http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/search/01/search/searchModule ? Type in V550 and select Linux, hit search - Perfection V550 Scanner Driver 2.30.4 All-in-one package 08-22-2019. Download the .de...
by essjam
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: [Solved] - Impressions - All Linux household after 3 weeks.
Replies: 27
Views: 1571

Re: Impressions - All Linux household after 3 weeks.

Interested to see the report of the scanner problem, because I've just hit it too. I have a Canon MG 3650 printer/scanner/copier. It worked fine immediately as a printer, but I've just wanted to scan something and when I go into Simple Scan it says No Scanners Detected. Any guidance would be welcom...
by essjam
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: [Solved] - Impressions - All Linux household after 3 weeks.
Replies: 27
Views: 1571

[Solved] - Impressions - All Linux household after 3 weeks.

This is my review and impressions of an all Linux household after 3 weeks of use. Due to the EOL of Windows 7 the decision was made to move the remaining workstation to Linux Mint. An old laptop had been changed to Mint back in 2016, so there had plenty of time to test drive the OS. See my signature...
by essjam
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Just migrated from Windows 7 to Linux Mint
Replies: 14
Views: 806

Re: Just migrated from Windows 7 to Linux Mint

Hello Arius, I am another W7 EOL escapee to Linux Mint. I had a 40+ year career in software development primarily on the Microsoft stack. Your thought process for changing to Linux was very similar to my own. I transitioned fully to Linux about two weeks ago and I am happy I did. Welcome to the foru...
by essjam
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Amazon music download (SOLVED)
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: Amazon music download (SOLVED)

@cliffcoggin Thanks, this one piece of info from your post saved me some time. "whereas the "My Orders" section offers a single download of them all and did in fact work." I am in my second week of an all Linux system and Amazon didn't behave the same way as on Windows 7. Surprise. Your method was m...
by essjam
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: All in for Linux!
Replies: 7
Views: 508

All in for Linux!

Hey everybody, I introduced myself back in 2016 when I switched my laptop over to Linux Mint 17.3 - Cinnamon. This is an update to that. Today was the final switch-over to an all Linux household. I had kept my old Windows 7 machine as long as possible because it was so familiar. With the expiration ...
by essjam
Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: So long M$ Windows 10, hello Linux Mint
Replies: 23
Views: 1377

Re: So long M$ Windows 10, hello Linux Mint

A warm welcome and have fun with Linux Mint :-) (btw. reading through some of the latest post in this section it looks like the release of W10 and general Microsoft approach to updating their OS is the best advertising campaign for linux...) I couldn't agree more. There are a lot of unhappy people ...
by essjam
Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: So long M$ Windows 10, hello Linux Mint
Replies: 23
Views: 1377

Re: So long M$ Windows 10, hello Linux Mint

Welcome to Linux Mint! I'm kinda new, too, I've been using Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64-bit for about 1.5 weeks now, and I've never booted into Windows ever since the day I installed it! Have fun in this liberated world. Thanks, looking forward to it. I am going to practice an get used to Mint on this old...
by essjam
Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: So long M$ Windows 10, hello Linux Mint
Replies: 23
Views: 1377

Re: So long M$ Windows 10, hello Linux Mint

Welcome to Mint! Which version did you install? I installed Linux Mint 17.3 (64 bit) with the Cinnamon desktop. I had done a bunch of reading on Google and the consensus was that it was the most similar to the Windows experience. I have been using Windows in one form or another for 25 years so I wa...
by essjam
Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:51 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: So long M$ Windows 10, hello Linux Mint
Replies: 23
Views: 1377

So long M$ Windows 10, hello Linux Mint

Hello Folks, As someone else so aptly put it I am another refugee from the Windows 10 shenanigans. I dabbled with Linux many years ago, remember Mepis, but it wasn't serious. This time around I have had it with Microsoft and their damnable update tactics and spyware. I know there is a learning curve...

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