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by siawacsh
Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HP 1018 printer on Mint 17
Replies: 5
Views: 1094

HP 1018 printer on Mint 17

Hello, I recently replaced XP with Mint 17 on my mother's ten year old Dell. I am experiencing difficulties getting her printer to work. Initially I tried to install the driver using native software. Mint detected the printer and installed it but would not print. Then I removed the native driver and...
by siawacsh
Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Skype microphone not working
Replies: 20
Views: 7267

Re: Skype microphone not working

I installed libasound2 and it worked. Is there any PPA I should install to keep this updated?

Siawacsh
by siawacsh
Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Skype microphone not working
Replies: 20
Views: 7267

Re: Skype microphone not working

Thank you Zorba. The tutorial 1482 worked on my system.

You are a credit to the Mint forum! :)

siawacsh
by siawacsh
Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Skype microphone not working
Replies: 20
Views: 7267

Skype microphone not working

Hi, can anyone help me with Skype 4.2.0.11. I am using it on Mint 17. When I access my USB headset under the Mint sound settings it is showing under the input tab. Microphone audio is up full 100%. The graph is showing when I talk into it. The headset also works on another PC. It is curious why soun...
by siawacsh
Sat May 31, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: VLC & GPARTED
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Re: VLC & GPARTED

In case any sees this. The problem is resolved after a full OS reinstall.
by siawacsh
Sat May 31, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: VLC & GPARTED
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Re: VLC & GPARTED

I just realized that usb image writer and usb stick formatter both return "authentication required"... which is odd.
by siawacsh
Sat May 31, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: VLC & GPARTED
Replies: 2
Views: 236

VLC & GPARTED

Hello, I am using a fresh install of Qiana which did not come the above apps preinstalled. I am finding the VLC would not respond to clicking on it. When I try to run from the terminal I get vlc VLC media player 2.1.4 Rincewind (revision 2.1.4-0-g2a072be) Segmentation fault I have reinstalled but th...
by siawacsh
Sat May 31, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: New installation using nVidia graphics cards
Replies: 5
Views: 692

Re: New installation using nVidia graphics cards

Yes indeed, the Nvidia driver from the xorg-edgers PPA solved the keyboard and mouse. My card as mentioned already is nVidia GForce GTX 280M. That is all I can give you. If you need more detail please show me how to get it. In the meantime this is the lspci results siawacsh@sager:~$ lspci 00:00.0 Ho...
by siawacsh
Fri May 30, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Pantheon (error)
Replies: 10
Views: 908

Re: Pantheon (error)

Hello wombat013, in relation to the Pantheon error, instead of having to reinstall the whole OS I tried to format the /home partition. But gparted kept saying the the drive is busy. The /home partition is on the same drive as the /. Does that mean I cannot format the /home while keeping /root? In sh...
by siawacsh
Fri May 30, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: New installation using nVidia graphics cards
Replies: 5
Views: 692

Re: New installation using nVidia graphics cards

I did not expect a response. But thanks anyway. Let me first say that this issue has been resolved. Mint 17 is now fully installed using the following youtube tutorial. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkKkuzWlaGo My hardware is by no means cutting edge. In fact it is five years old. I have had no pr...
by siawacsh
Wed May 28, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Pantheon (error)
Replies: 10
Views: 908

Re: Pantheon (error)

I spent the past three days resolving nVidia problems on Mint. Starting with 16 then 17. No one here was giving me any answers. In disgust I tried Elementary. But like you said it was a bit too basic for me. Then I found this fix https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkKkuzWlaGo Now I have Mint 17 fully i...
by siawacsh
Mon May 26, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: New installation using nVidia graphics cards
Replies: 5
Views: 692

New installation using nVidia graphics cards

Hi, I have posted about this problem in the past but received no response. So I am posting again. I am using Intel i7 quad core with nVidia GForce GTX 1 gig card. Up to Mint 14 I was experiencing zero problems. The distro would install and work right out of the box. However since Petra I have had si...
by siawacsh
Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Solve boot problems with AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards
Replies: 113
Views: 286008

Re: Solve boot problems with AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards

My system is Quad core i7 with a single GForce GTX. I have had no problems using and working with Olivia 15. When I tried to upgrade to Petra it would not boot. So I followed the above solution and managed to install the system using compatibility mode. It booted into desktop but the system froze. I...
by siawacsh
Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: PDF compression
Replies: 6
Views: 3113

Re: PDF compression

That worked a treat! It turned out that I have the latest Ghost script already. I ran the command and it converted a 7.1 Mb file to 918 Kb. So that is great and many thanks for that. Having said that, I have a whole bunch of PDF's that I want to compress. Is there a way of converting whole directori...
by siawacsh
Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: PDF compression
Replies: 6
Views: 3113

Re: PDF compression

But those commands don't have any options to set the resolution. In any case I tried it and strange thing is the orginal file was 18 Kb the copy is 20 K
by siawacsh
Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: PDF compression
Replies: 6
Views: 3113

PDF compression

Helllo, I have a bunch high resolution PDF files that I want to compress to make it light enough for emailing to others. I have found this command on another forum but it didi not explain how to use it pdf2ps input.pdf output.ps ps2pdf output.ps output.pdf Say, I have a file called test.pdf, is it g...
by siawacsh
Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Package headers
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: Package headers

Thanks so much, mint sources is not directly listed on teh menu. I had to use the search utility to see it. The terminal commands fixed the header list.

Everything works now, thanks to you!

Siawacsh
by siawacsh
Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Package headers
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: Package headers

Hi, I am assuming you mean I should go to Synaptic package manager. Otherwise I don't see anything called software sources. When I try to open package manager this is what I get E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.canonical.com_ubuntu...
by siawacsh
Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Package headers
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Package headers

Hello, the past couple days the system cannot update itself. The Update manager is giving the following errors ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.canonical.com_ubuntu_dists_raring ...
by siawacsh
Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:48 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: wi fi adapter support
Replies: 1
Views: 382

wi fi adapter support

Hello, Mint 15 comes with so much support I never need to consult the forum. Having installed Mint 15, on a new Lenovo G450/G550, i noticed it is not picking up wi fi adaptors. There is a utility for windows wi fi drivers but does not do anything. I have made sure the adaptor is switched on FN + F5....

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