Search found 31 matches

by XP-refugee
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: HP 4520 (4525) printing blank
Replies: 1
Views: 102

HP 4520 (4525) printing blank

Hi All. WHen I try to print from my LM laptop, the pages come out blank. I successfully printed a test page in full color and B&W following the instructions here: https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/hp-printers.html#ID2 But still printing my odt document blank. My skill level is: Moderate Co...
by XP-refugee
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: "Refresh" Linux Mint while keeping work files? [solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 199

"Refresh" Linux Mint while keeping work files? [solved]

I started using LM about 8 months ago. Most of it works well. My HP printer does not. I do not know what programs I have installed trying to fix this that work sometimes and which programs i have installed that don't work at all. I would like to start from scratch. I am a low-medium-tech-skilled use...
by XP-refugee
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: GUI, pdf capable, text-to-speech (TTS) for LM?
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: GUI, pdf capable, text-to-speech (TTS) for LM?

The best I can find is a couple of extensions for Firefox which will read pdfs.

Read Aloud: A text to speech voice reader
&
Text to Speech (TTS)

The ability to right-click/Copy can be lost while these extensions are "Enabled".
by XP-refugee
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HP network printer won't work after upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: HP network printer won't work after upgrade

Downloading and following the long list of easy instructions* from https://developers.hp.com/hp-linux-imaging-and-printing/gethplip has got things working here. Though whether we had the same problem I don't know. * Note: Screen shot shows previous version number. As I understand things this is not ...
by XP-refugee
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: The Face of Linux Mint Support
Replies: 43
Views: 3852

Re: The Face of Linux Mint Support

Having experienced the brand-killing responses of some volunteers (not on LM) I know what the OP is addressing. It would be good if mods could keep a closer eye out for non-civil behaviour and make sure new users get treated well. Seems that English was not the first language for one of the volunte...
by XP-refugee
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: The Face of Linux Mint Support
Replies: 43
Views: 3852

Re: The Face of Linux Mint Support

Having experienced the brand-killing responses of some volunteers (not on LM) I know what the OP is addressing. It would be good if mods could keep a closer eye out for non-civil behaviour and make sure new users get treated well. Seems that English was not the first language for one of the voluntee...
by XP-refugee
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: graphics card active unknowed.
Replies: 3
Views: 673

re: Active graphics card: unknown

WARNING: This is low quality help. All I know is that following the instructions on the link below worked for me. I do not know if the instructions are safe. Or if they will work for anyone else. https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/297738/active-graphics-card-unknown-after-upgrade-to-linux-mint...
by XP-refugee
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: GUI, pdf capable, text-to-speech (TTS) for LM?
Replies: 1
Views: 95

GUI, pdf capable, text-to-speech (TTS) for LM?

Hi, am am looking for a GUI TTS (text to speech) program for Linux Mint that can read pdf files. And it needs to be suitable for a low tech-skilled user.
And have very basic set-up instructions available.

Anyone got anything?
by XP-refugee
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HP printer: how to get printing from Firefox happening?
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: HP printer: how to get printing from Firefox happening?

@ Karichen Current situation: Can print files on HDD from HP Device manager. Can print from Firefox sometimes: normal "print this webpage" works. Can not print theater* ticks that appear in a pop-up window. Can print those tickets if I save the page as a file and then print that file. Can't print th...
by XP-refugee
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HP printer: how to get printing from Firefox happening?
Replies: 6
Views: 335

HP printer: how to get printing from Firefox happening?

A very low skilled user here. I am having trouble printing from Firefox and some other programs on my HP ENVY. And read that the way forward is to uninstall and re-install HPLIP. https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=263948&p=1431368&hilit=printer+reinstall#p1431368 I have done that and ...
by XP-refugee
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint boots into Blackscreen [SOLVED]
Replies: 15
Views: 2961

Re: Mint boots into Blackscreen [SOLVED]

I've got this happening after a new install of LM 18.3 MATE, followed by updating. Unfortunately for me the posts above might as well be in rongo-rongo, Chinese characters or Cryllic for all the sense they make to me. While I might eventually be able to follow instructions through, the 4 days that I...
by XP-refugee
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Manager panel/window too big. [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Update Manager panel/window too big.

Thanks for your speedy, spot-on and educative reply Moem.
I feel like a power user now.
by XP-refugee
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Manager panel/window too big. [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Update Manager panel/window too big. [SOLVED]

The Update Manager panel/window is too big. I can't get to whatever is at the bottom of it and so all the options like "Install Updates" are greyed out. Fresh install of LM 18.3 with Mate desktop. Very low tech user who finds this scenario eerily familiar from Microsoft times. How to shrink window? ...
by XP-refugee
Mon May 14, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Change font size when when printing from xed text editor?
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Change font size when when printing from xed text editor?

I would like to change the font and point size of the documents that I print using xed 1.6.3. I currently have Preferences>Font & Colours>Editor Font set to Samanta Italic 14 But it is printing the same font and point as when set at Monospace 10 The text in the display window changes with changes in...
by XP-refugee
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: strongswan and openswan not working
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: strongswan and openswan not working

Hey, you've got a noob here. So expect nothing technical from me. :? I've read your post. Have you found a way forward? Is what you are after some way to get IPSEC VPNs working on your machine in Linux Mint? If so maybe try editing the thread title to "How to get IPSEC VPNs happening on Linux Mint?".
by XP-refugee
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to transcode audio files (GUI, multiple files, variety of formats, low tech skilled)
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: How to transcode audio files (GUI, multiple files, variety of formats, low tech skilled)

I've just tried both Clementine and soundKonverter, looking to convert / transcode a file from youtube with a .webm extension. Neither seem able to handle webm files. This just being a single file I suppose this is a good time to learn how to use FFmpeg in a terminal. Though my other option would be...
by XP-refugee
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Software Manager: How can I help keep it's offerings up to date?
Replies: 12
Views: 1785

Re: Software Manager: How can I help keep it's offerings up to date?

The explanation offered here https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/21#TOC-When-do-I-get-the-latest-version-of-an-application-or-driver-by-means-of-the-regular-updates- for the presence of non-functional software in Software Manager fails to take into account the needs of many low tech u...
by XP-refugee
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Software Manager: How can I help keep it's offerings up to date?
Replies: 12
Views: 1785

Re: Software Manager: How can I help keep it's offerings up to date?

I'm puzzled. XP-refugee wrote, "I've found the current version of gImageReader available through Software Manager (Version 3.1.2 I think) just gives me n copies of the same one page, where n is the number of pdf pages being OCR'ed." Pjotr, apparently in reply wrote, "However, if it works reasonably ...
by XP-refugee
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Software Manager: How can I help keep it's offerings up to date?
Replies: 12
Views: 1785

Software Manager: How can I help keep it's offerings up to date?

I've found the current version of gImageReader available through Software Manager (Version 3.1.2 I think) just gives me n copies of the same one page, where n is the number of pdf pages being OCR'ed. Whereas Version 3.2.3 available here , at Sandro Mani's launchpad page, works as expected and gives ...

Go to advanced search