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by cliffcoggin
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: configuring HP photosmart C4740 for Linux Mint 19.2 laptop computer
Replies: 27
Views: 480

Re: configuring HP photosmart C4740 for Linux Mint 19.2 laptop computer

You'd think Hewlett Packard could afford a little computer so they could organise it alpha-numerically, and even have a search function. Cliff: Actually, there does seem to be a search function for finding the version for the desired printer, however it is hidden so well that most people (unless th...
by cliffcoggin
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Gmail blocking access
Replies: 12
Views: 258

Re: Gmail blocking access

Why do you tolerate the problems with Gmail? Dump Google and get an email program such as Thunderbird or Evolution or Geary that you have control over.
by cliffcoggin
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Autocheck Spelling Issue
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Autocheck Spelling Issue

Spellcheck for email will be in your email program not in Mint.
by cliffcoggin
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Something wrong with the pricing?
Replies: 22
Views: 465

Re: Something wrong with the pricing?

It's typical of low to medium cost printers of all brands that new ink or toner cartridges cost more than a new printer.

Bon appetite.
by cliffcoggin
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift Restoring
Replies: 11
Views: 247

Re: Timeshift Restoring

This has to do with using Timeshift restore. My question is, if I ever have to use Timeshift to restore current snapshots of system files to me Laptop, will it interfere or delete my Home folder during the restore process? Will I have to use, say, Mint backup tool to restore my Home folder also? Th...
by cliffcoggin
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: RIP Dr. Elizabeth D. Malpass-SFASU
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Re: RIP Dr. Elizabeth D. Malpass-SFASU

AndyMH wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:27 am
Perhaps we are lucky, we have the BBC.
Even the BBC news is going down the pan. Large chunks its news broadcasts are now devoted to vox pops.
by cliffcoggin
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: software installation
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: software installation

Gavand.

You can not install Windows files in Linux. Clicking on .exe files will achieve nothing. As a newcomer to Linux you install packages from the Software Manager. If that means nothing to you, I suggest you do some research before attempting anything further in Linux.
by cliffcoggin
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: configuring HP photosmart C4740 for Linux Mint 19.2 laptop computer
Replies: 27
Views: 480

Re: configuring HP photosmart C4740 for Linux Mint 19.2 laptop computer

I have never understood how it is that a person is supposed to find a particular printer on that listing unless it is by just pure luck since there seems to be no rhyme nor reason as to how those printer models are listed Yes it's a horrible disorganised listing, that's why I left it to you to sear...
by cliffcoggin
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: configuring HP photosmart C4740 for Linux Mint 19.2 laptop computer
Replies: 27
Views: 480

Re: configuring HP photosmart C4740 for Linux Mint 19.2 laptop computer

Wpshooter, is your version of HPLIP new enough for your printer? Look here
https://developers.hp.com/hp-linux-imag ... ices/index
to find your printer and see what HPLIP you need, and whether you need a plugin.
by cliffcoggin
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HP all-in-one printer drivers
Replies: 69
Views: 1086

Re: HP all-in-one printer drivers

Spearmint2 wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:26 am
For HP printer, I just open Package Manager and install everything HPLIP from there and no problems then. Why go to the HP site for it?
Because the version of HPLIP in the repository may not be new enough to operate a modern printer, particularly the scanning function.
by cliffcoggin
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So, "Microsoft" called me ...
Replies: 30
Views: 831

Re: So, "Microsoft" called me ...

If only she was alive now to see and hear "robocalls", "scamcalls", as well as a flood of "donation" for some cause or another as well as a plethora of political robocalls, and lets not forget "surveys" phone calls, etc. that we are all plagued with these days...lol...DAMIEN No, we're not. This see...
by cliffcoggin
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So, "Microsoft" called me ...
Replies: 30
Views: 831

Re: So, "Microsoft" called me ...

I take the view that if a missed call is important the caller will ring again later; if it isn't important I have not missed anything. However my wife is such a slave to the telephone she will jump out of the bath to answer it.
by cliffcoggin
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So, "Microsoft" called me ...
Replies: 30
Views: 831

Re: So, "Microsoft" called me ...

For those who like that sort of stuff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76EotjAMxwM. Note; "hacking" even scammers might be illegal in your jurisdiction so make sure before you get inspired... Here's a Youtube channel in which Jim Browning traces and identifies the scammers, rather than simply retal...
by cliffcoggin
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: A sudden shutdown despite battery didn't lost its charge
Replies: 17
Views: 305

Re: A sudden shutdown despite battery didn't lost its charge

This laptop is not 5 years old yet, and I clean it every year once or twice. The laptop is up and running for 40 minutes, and the battery still has 75% of its charge, so the battery works just fine, but when playing games, it reports itself to be very low, and that leads to instant shutdown, and la...
by cliffcoggin
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (SOLVED) booting clonezilla from usb mystery
Replies: 42
Views: 621

Re: Booting from usb mystery

At the risk of muddying the waters, I wonder if something has been lost in translation. Is deepakdeshp expecting an iso image on a stick to be bootable, without the process of actually making it bootable using Etcher or Rufus or similar. (I admit I don't understand what that process involves, but I ...
by cliffcoggin
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: We better have a Talk
Replies: 45
Views: 1121

Re: We better have a Talk

RollyShed wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:52 pm
The OP seem to have missed the fact that you can easily tailor things to the way you want them when using Mint.
Considering he claims in another thread to "have played with many linux distros for 10 years", I wonder if he is the one having some fun.
by cliffcoggin
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint? [solved]
Replies: 46
Views: 853

Re: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint?

I already installed the Linux version. It won't help me do one thing that I can do with the Windows version. Please don't think I want to give myself an unnecessary headache. Might it not be simpler all round to ask the group how to solve the particular problem with the Linux version rather than go...
by cliffcoggin
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint? [solved]
Replies: 46
Views: 853

Re: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint?

pepperminty wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:26 pm
I do have the Linux version of Calibre and it works fine. But I need the Windows version for one thing that can't easily be done in Linux Calibre.
Are you sure the Windows version will work in Wine? Many Windows applications simply do not.
by cliffcoggin
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: We better have a Talk
Replies: 45
Views: 1121

Re: We better have a Talk

That's odd. I just used a certain 4 letter word beginning with p and this forum has automatically substituted 4 asterisks. That's taking prurience a bit far.
by cliffcoggin
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: We better have a Talk
Replies: 45
Views: 1121

Re: We better have a Talk

For all Yahoo's faults, and they are many, it will not take you directly to **** unless you click on a dodgy link somewhere. User discretion and common sense is still required on every operating system.

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