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by spiffin
Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Fonts don't work!?
Replies: 6
Views: 773

Re: Fonts don't work!?

OK, I've downloaded the core fonts package, but I don't know where it now is, and I don't know how to get Thunderbird to recognise these fonts. Help, please !
by spiffin
Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:41 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: HP come up trumps for Linux Printing
Replies: 64
Views: 30443

Re: HP come up trumps for Linux Printing

Midnighter: which version of Mint are you using ?
by spiffin
Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: HP1018 HPLIP foo2zj and Mint Helena
Replies: 18
Views: 3015

Re: HP1018 HPLIP foo2zj and Mint Helena

I now have a dual install of Gloria and Helena Please point me to guidance on how to set that up. Many thanks. Brian...the dual install is very easy. Assuming you have burned CDs for both versions and have already installed one of them, when you install the other version in the same way and you are...
by spiffin
Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:22 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: HP F2480 Deskjet all-in-one
Replies: 25
Views: 11081

Re: HP F2480 Deskjet all-in-one

pavelinux...you're a genius ! It needs a bit of care to get it exactly right, but it worked for me. After following your method I had to set up the printer to use the new 3.9.12 stuff and now my HP G55 OfficeJet prints test pages but it doesn't always print pages from Open Office. The fax function d...
by spiffin
Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: HP1018 HPLIP foo2zj and Mint Helena
Replies: 18
Views: 3015

Re: HP1018 HPLIP foo2zj and Mint Helena

Brian... I think you've put your finger on it, because I just tried a Canon printer on Helena, and that didn't work either.
It would be interesting to hear from anyone who's got any type of printer functioning on Helena !
by spiffin
Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:39 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Simplicity Mint for silver surfers!?
Replies: 2
Views: 746

Re: Simplicity Mint for silver surfers!?

I'd never heard of Eldy and Simplicity, but they both seem very useful for us seniors.
by spiffin
Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:34 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: HP1018 HPLIP foo2zj and Mint Helena
Replies: 18
Views: 3015

Re: HP1018 HPLIP foo2zj and Mint Helena

I now have a dual install of Gloria and Helena, so I can use Gloria for written work. It would solve the problem if Mint made the 3.9.2 driver available as an alternative in Helena, but you can't blame Mint for updating the driver package. The main fault seems to lie with HP who have updated their d...
by spiffin
Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: HP1018 HPLIP foo2zj and Mint Helena
Replies: 18
Views: 3015

Re: HP1018 HPLIP foo2zj and Mint Helena

For my HP Officejet G55 printer, all I need to know, really, is how to install the 3.9.2 driver (which works) in place of the supplied 3.9.8 driver, which doesn't !
by spiffin
Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: HP1018 HPLIP foo2zj and Mint Helena
Replies: 18
Views: 3015

Re: HP1018 HPLIP foo2zj and Mint Helena

My HP OfficeJet G55 just doesn't work with Mint Helena, which is a real pain. The printer always worked with all the many other Linux distros I've tried but if I can't solve this then reluctantly I'll have to move elsewhere. What I need is simple direct instructions regarding the correct driver, not...
by spiffin
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: I Love Helena
Replies: 16
Views: 2833

Re: I Love Helena

Likewise, I've tried many distros but Helena gnome is the quickest and cleanest. Opera and Chrome browsers are a bit grotty, but Firefox is fast and clean so I'll stick with it. :)

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