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by cliffcoggin
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Endoscope: Do you think it would work on a Linux Powered Laptop?
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Endoscope: Do you think it would work on a Linux Powered Laptop?

That looks identical to the endoscope I have. It worked with the Cheese programme as I mentioned in the topic MrEen linked to.
by cliffcoggin
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Parallel connection scanner
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Parallel connection scanner

Parallel to USB adapters are notoriously unreliable. When I had a parallel printer I was obliged to get a parallel port installed on the computer to do any printing.
by cliffcoggin
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: After installing hplip-3.19.12 on Linux Mint 19.3, I can only print but not scan
Replies: 20
Views: 328

Re: After installing hplip-3.19.12 on Linux Mint 19.3, I can only print but not scan

This is the problem with too many cooks. As my posts above have been ignored, I'll be moving along now. Good luck. Don't take it personally Pbear. The difficulty for the OP, as I know from similar experiences, is knowing when advisers are pursuing different solutions without explaining why or how.
by cliffcoggin
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: First impressions of Ubuntu Touch
Replies: 51
Views: 1178

Re: First impressions of Ubuntu Touch

I saw that too, but I'll wait for responses to the question I posed there before attacking the problem with that weapon. I'd like to understand if I am doing something wrong or there is a fault in the installer or perhaps my phone is defective.
by cliffcoggin
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Set and enccourage the use of keyboard shortcuts on the welcome screen
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Set and enccourage the use of keyboard shortcuts on the welcome screen

I fully accept that keyboard shortcuts are useful to many people, but they are not essential and hence have no place on the welcome screen, which should be reserved for steps essential for installation. Too much information on the welcome screen can lead to it being skipped.
by cliffcoggin
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Setting up email client (Thunderbird?)
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: Setting up email client (Thunderbird?)

It might be worth setting up TB in Windows as an intermediate step. If you can import OE emails into TB-in-Windows it might take care of the format change, which would make the later transition to TB-in-Linux easier. I would have tried it myself but it didn't occur to me.
by cliffcoggin
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Setting up email client (Thunderbird?)
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: Setting up email client (Thunderbird?)

I sympathise as I too want absolute control of all my data and emails etc. so I have nothing in the cloud, except perhaps my head. By far the most difficult, time consuming, and expensive part of my transition from Windows to Linux three years ago was the transition from Outlook Express to Thunderbi...
by cliffcoggin
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: HOWTO - prevent your Inkjet Nozzles from clogging (mostly)
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: HOWTO - prevent your Inkjet Nozzles from clogging (mostly)

Why spend time and effort trying to solve a problem with a defective ink jet printer Yep !! My point exactly. Most of the time ink nozzle clogging is simply caused by lack of use, rather than a defect, I do realise that drying ink is the problem. To my way of thinking that is a defect, whether it b...
by cliffcoggin
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: First impressions of Ubuntu Touch
Replies: 51
Views: 1178

Re: First impressions of Ubuntu Touch

Well my Oneplus 1 arrived today and I have to report that I have failed to install Ubuntu Touch. As soon as the installation process starts it instantly unmounts the phone. For some unknown reason what I am seeing on screen does not match the UBports instructions and video, so I am giving up for tod...
by cliffcoggin
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: HOWTO - prevent your Inkjet Nozzles from clogging (mostly)
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: HOWTO - prevent your Inkjet Nozzles from clogging (mostly)

Why spend time and effort trying to solve a problem with a defective ink jet printer when one can avoid it with a laser printer?
by cliffcoggin
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Set and enccourage the use of keyboard shortcuts on the welcome screen
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Set and enccourage the use of keyboard shortcuts on the welcome screen

Why on earth would you want to make computer usage reliant on memory and manual dexterity? If I can't use it with point-and-click I am not interested.
by cliffcoggin
Sun May 31, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Why does Linux Mint include Timeshift when the main developer doesn't have the time to maintain it?
Replies: 18
Views: 747

Re: Why does Linux Mint include Timeshift when the main developer doesn't have the time to maintain it?

Linuz wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 6:19 pm

I don’t want to drag folders. Computers were invented for doing repetitive, mundane tasks.
I couldn't agree more, that's why I find Timeshift so useful. Once set up it requires no intervention from me, and goes about its work discretely and reliably.
by cliffcoggin
Sat May 30, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: can fans be affected over time [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 240

Re: can fans be affected over time

Charbel4 wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 3:38 pm

so basically my question is, will fans always turned on affect there lifetime or it doesn't affect it to the extent of it being serious?
Yes of course it will affect their working lives. Any machine with moving parts will wear the more you run it and the faster you run it.
by cliffcoggin
Sat May 30, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED>ad block for firefox linux mint 19.3?
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: ad block for firefox linux mint 19.3?

Agreed about Ublock Origin. Beware of many others with similar names.
by cliffcoggin
Sat May 30, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Which is the best Mint?
Replies: 18
Views: 584

Re: Which is the best Mint?

jebbers wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 4:00 pm

The list of complaints that I have about this program is so long.
So I see. What I don't see is a question. Do you have one?
by cliffcoggin
Sat May 30, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Weather info on time display / control OFF, ON and now OFF again
Replies: 16
Views: 320

Re: Weather info on time display / control OFF, ON and now OFF again

wpshooter wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 4:39 am
Can anyone give me the source (link/URL) as to where this weather info
is being pulled from ?

The weather reporter at my local TV station would be interested in knowing this
as well as myself.

Thanks.
Only you can answer that question. What weather application did you install?
by cliffcoggin
Sat May 30, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: First impressions of Ubuntu Touch
Replies: 51
Views: 1178

Re: First impressions of Ubuntu Touch

Moem wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 5:04 pm
cliffcoggin wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 12:32 pm
Mine is on its way.
Exciting! Let us know how it goes.
Naturally I will.
by cliffcoggin
Thu May 28, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift restore snapshot appears stuck
Replies: 17
Views: 382

Re: Timeshift restore snapshot appears stuck

Linuz.

Your problem as I understand it is that you are trying to restore a 19.3 snapshot onto a new 19.1 installation, which just is not possible. Remember that restore means "to put back into an earlier state" but a new installation has never had an earlier state.
by cliffcoggin
Thu May 28, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: UNetbootin solved
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: UNetbootin

Unetbootin worked to get me on Linux, though of course you don't need it now that you have Mint. Look for USB Image Writer.
by cliffcoggin
Thu May 28, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hard Disk is Full
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Hard Disk is Full

Viper45 wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 11:58 am
Along the way there was some confusion keeping me from getting back on this forum but so far I can't find my original post and the persons who helped.
As Karlchen pointed out to you in the other thread "Upper left hand corner of the forum webpage, Quick Links => Your Posts"

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