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by victoriagrimalkin
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: <Solved> Calibre Help Is No Help; I Give Up
Replies: 5
Views: 1242

Re: <Solved> Calibre Help Is No Help; I Give Up

Just lost my whole reply, but I thank phd21 and BenTratere for their kind suggestions. As I feared, my dislike of reading e-books makes the complicated solutions beyond my desire to download books. My ultimate wish would be for Linux Mint to offer Adobe Digital Editions. Oh, well, again, I thank you...
by victoriagrimalkin
Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: <Solved> Calibre Help Is No Help; I Give Up
Replies: 5
Views: 1242

<Solved> Calibre Help Is No Help; I Give Up

I recently successfully installed Calibre but need assistance with e-book downloading. I am using an Acer Aspire one running 32 bit Mint Rosa. When I download (actually, borrow) a book from the library, it says the format is EPub, but when it arrives in the Calibre window, it shows the format as ACS...
by victoriagrimalkin
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Adobe Flash plugin
Replies: 11
Views: 6826

Re: Adobe Flash plugin

Thank you to Karl for the directions to the Synaptic solution. Worked for me, and I appreciate the help. 8)
by victoriagrimalkin
Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Updating Bios Requires Windows OS on Acers and...
Replies: 13
Views: 2669

Re: Updating Bios Requires Windows OS on Acers and...

Thanks, lexon. We have resigned ourselves to limping along. Got a sweet little laptop fan on eBay that has solved by husband's Vista fan control problem.
by victoriagrimalkin
Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Updating Bios Requires Windows OS on Acers and...
Replies: 13
Views: 2669

Re: Updating Bios Requires Windows OS on Acers and...

Thanks. I will check out your links. I've more or less given up the idea of updating, but this is good to know.
by victoriagrimalkin
Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Updating Bios Requires Windows OS on Acers and...
Replies: 13
Views: 2669

Re: Updating Bios Requires Windows OS on Acers and...

Thanks for the advise and suggestions. Since I am not a well-versed computer tech, I found most of it (flashing Bios and UEFI) too advanced for me. I will chalk this up to experience and keep it in mind, If I ever purchase a new laptop or notebook. I appreciate the help rendered here and the more I ...
by victoriagrimalkin
Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Updating Bios Requires Windows OS on Acers and...
Replies: 13
Views: 2669

Updating Bios Requires Windows OS on Acers and...

... probably all other brands of laptops, etc. This fact is something I just encountered when trying to solve a fan control problem on an Acer Aspire. So, my question is this: does any brand of laptop (other than MacIntosh/Apple) sell without any Windows OS? Can a buyer acquire a brand new laptop wi...
by victoriagrimalkin
Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Simple Scan Quits Detecting Scanner After Updates <Solved>
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Re: Simple Scan Quits Detecting Scanner After Updates

Solved this shortly after posting here yesterday. I googled and found this: http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/trusty/man5/sane-pixma.5.html . Under the "Firewalling for Network Scanners", it suggested opening port 8612, which I did, and now I am able to scan using the wi-fi. In case there are othe...
by victoriagrimalkin
Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Simple Scan Quits Detecting Scanner After Updates <Solved>
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Simple Scan Quits Detecting Scanner After Updates <Solved>

I have searched for the odd problem I've encountered on 2 separate devices, and no one else seems to have it. My first installation was LM Rafaela 17.2. When I first started using 17.2, I was able to access our Canon MG3100 printer/scanner via wi-fi, then subsequently, I started getting message, "No...
by victoriagrimalkin
Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Where Can I Find How to Use "Terminal"?
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: Where Can I Find How to Use "Terminal"?

Thank you, Slipstick. That is how I always feel about upgrades, too. You've made me feel better, anyway. :wink:
by victoriagrimalkin
Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Where Can I Find How to Use "Terminal"?
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: Where Can I Find How to Use "Terminal"?

Thank you all for your suggestions. I will follow the various links you've provided, but now I am worried about 2 comments that point out my 1 GB memory is inadequate. I have no way of upgrading this tiny notebook, so will the small memory be even worse if I go with the new Mint 18 64 bit operating ...
by victoriagrimalkin
Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Where Can I Find How to Use "Terminal"?
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Where Can I Find How to Use "Terminal"?

Driven to Linux Mint (Rafaela) by utter disgust and frustration with the Windows 10 update fiasco, I have been using LM quite happily for months now, but I still don't know how to do much. I finally found this forum and have been reading posts to no avail. Is there somewhere I can learn commands and...

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