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by James_Smith
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [SOLVED] HP OfficeJet 8715 plugged in via USB not detected. Simple Scanner says No Scanners Detected.
Replies: 9
Views: 807

Re: Simple Scanner: No Scanners Detected

Have you installed hplip ? If not, you should. sudo apt-get install hplip Yup! mac@Inspiron-13-7378 ~ $ sudo apt-get install hplip [sudo] password for mac: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done hplip is already the newest version (3.16.3+repack0-1)...
by James_Smith
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [SOLVED] HP OfficeJet 8715 plugged in via USB not detected. Simple Scanner says No Scanners Detected.
Replies: 9
Views: 807

[SOLVED] HP OfficeJet 8715 plugged in via USB not detected. Simple Scanner says No Scanners Detected.

I just updated to LM 18.3 and just got a new printer/scanner (HP OfficeJet Pro 8715). Last week this computer was LM 18.2 and the printer I had was an HP OfficeJet Pro 8500. It worked fine (via USB cable—I never connected it via WiFi). I didn't have any trouble at all. Now this one is giving me a ha...
by James_Smith
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do Apple products (specifically, the iPad) play well with Linux Mint?
Replies: 6
Views: 935

Re: Does Linux Mint play well with Apple products?

You are asking the wrong question. The right question is "Do Apple products play well with other operating systems?" You are correct, sir. I rephrased it. All too often, the answer is no. I should think that you would be able to plug your iPad into your Mint machine and transfer files over USB, but...
by James_Smith
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I am a Cinnamon user. Update manager is showing updates for Mate applications. What should I do?
Replies: 4
Views: 298

I am a Cinnamon user. Update manager is showing updates for Mate applications. What should I do?

It's showing libmateweather, mate-menus, mate-panel, mate-polkit. Should I update them or should I right-click and ignore them?

Thank you
by James_Smith
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Bluetooth problems: Bastien's computer? Who the heck is Bastien?
Replies: 25
Views: 3162

Re: [UNSOLVED] Bluetooth problems: Bastien's computer? Who the heck is Bastien?

Problem solved. You know what the solution is? I bought a new wireless card. Last July, I bought an Alienware R15 that has never had this Bluetooth/Bastien problem. It's worked 100% of the time. On the same day, I bought a brand new Dell that immediately started doing the Bastien thing. Both compute...
by James_Smith
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: [18.2KDE64Bit] - Force "Performance" CPU Mode?
Replies: 9
Views: 4442

Re: [18.2KDE64Bit] - Force "Performance" CPU Mode?

James Smith - What did you do to get your max back up to 3100? I went into my BIOS and disabled the Intel Speedtrap and my max dropped to 2400 like yours did I reversed everything. This "force performance CPU" thing is poppycock. The CPU is designed to perform economically and efficiently. Forcing ...
by James_Smith
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do Apple products (specifically, the iPad) play well with Linux Mint?
Replies: 6
Views: 935

Do Apple products (specifically, the iPad) play well with Linux Mint?

I am sort of forced to get an iPad for my job so I just ordered one. How is the compatibility between LM and Apple? Will I be able to just plug it up and go, or will there be extra steps? Or will it work at all? I've never had an Apple product and the last Apple device I used was an Apple ][ back in...
by James_Smith
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Headphone jack not working.
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Headphone jack not working.

I'm not sure why. Here's my computer's information: mac@mac-Alienware-15-R3 ~ $ inxi -Fxzd System: Host: mac-Alienware-15-R3 Kernel: 4.11.0-14-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.4.6 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya Machine: System: Alienware product: Alienwar...
by James_Smith
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: My mom is 70 and is thinking about going with Linux Mint. She's on the fence. What should I tell her to convince her?
Replies: 49
Views: 7800

Re: My mom is 70 and is thinking about going with Linux Mint. She's on the fence. What should I tell her to convince her

km_mcd wrote:Make sure that she understands that her printer may no longer work, or may require support of an expert to get it to work.

I've already checked on that. It worked with my laptop.
by James_Smith
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: I have three computers in front of me. Each says a different number of packages are available in the Software Manager.
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: I have three computers in front of me. Each says a different number of packages are available in the Software Manage

Why? Because :mrgreen: The Xfce difference is understandable because it's a different user environment to Cinnamon. As for the other two, perhaps one is more up to date than the other has different software installed, or is a different edition e.g. 18.1 as opposed to 18.2. You can also check that t...
by James_Smith
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: I have three computers in front of me. Each says a different number of packages are available in the Software Manager.
Replies: 3
Views: 234

I have three computers in front of me. Each says a different number of packages are available in the Software Manager.

One of them is dramatically different. Two of them are LM 18.2 Cinnamon and one is LM 18.2 XFCE. 1. Dell Inspiron 13 (Cinnamon) says there are 85,324 packages available :) 2. Acer Aspire 1551-3876 (XFCE) says there are 85,408 packages available :D 3. Alienware 15 R3 (Cinnamon) says there are 8,297 p...
by James_Smith
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: I just bought an Alienware 15 R3. It's got a lot of LEDs. Will they work when I make this a Linux machine?
Replies: 7
Views: 2120

Re: I just bought an Alienware 15 R3. It's got a lot of LEDs. Will they work when I make this a Linux machine?

Hello, I have an Alienware 17 R3, and it is possible to control the leds although the interface is less friendly than W$. Have a look at https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=225433 for how I did it. I supposed it should be the same on the 15 but no promise. Enjoy your machine Thank you...
by James_Smith
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot (W10/LM18.2) bitlocker recovery question/problem
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: Dual boot (W10/LM18.2) bitlocker recovery question/problem

Ok, I have to type in this long recovery key every time I fire up Windows now. Linux works without a problem.
by James_Smith
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] New portable bluetooth speaker functions with everything but my LM 18.1 machine
Replies: 9
Views: 1333

Solved...

So, my brand new Dell—that was put together in February of this year—had a 4 year old wireless card. I bought a Killer 1535 and put it in and now my speaker pairs and puts out sound just like it's supposed to.
by James_Smith
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] I just bought a Killer 1535 WiFi card for my Dell Inspiron 13. Do I just pop it in and turn it on or...?
Replies: 5
Views: 1087

Re: I just bought a Killer 1535 WiFi card for my Dell Inspiron 13. Do I just pop it in and turn it on or...?

Delete the file and download it again from a local mirror: https://packages.ubuntu.com/xenial-updates/all/linux-firmware/download You don't need a package manager to install a .deb file. Ok, I just went to the Synaptic Package Manager and it says that I already have 1.157.11 So... I'm good? Sounds ...
by James_Smith
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] I just bought a Killer 1535 WiFi card for my Dell Inspiron 13. Do I just pop it in and turn it on or...?
Replies: 5
Views: 1087

Re: I just bought a Killer 1535 WiFi card for my Dell Inspiron 13. Do I just pop it in and turn it on or...?

You will likely need to download newer firmware from https://packages.ubuntu.com/xenial-updates/linux-firmware Transfer the file to Linux Mint and double click on it to install, then reboot I finally got my wireless card, but I am unsure how to proceed. I went to this page from your link and was co...
by James_Smith
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Browse through 30,000 free applications from the Software Manager?
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: Browse through 30,000 free applications from the Software Manager?

Many source packages are split into multiple packages in the repository (i.e., the application executable and its help files and common files might all be split into their own package in the repository while upstream they come from one source package) and of course there are also system libraries a...
by James_Smith
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot (W10/LM18.2) bitlocker recovery question/problem
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: Dual boot (W10/LM18.2) bitlocker recovery question/problem

Ok, Mint fired up no problem and I was able to restart it in Windex and that worked, too.

So, the second question then is the one I need an answer to: will this happen each and every time I download a program in Linux?
by James_Smith
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot (W10/LM18.2) bitlocker recovery question/problem
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Dual boot (W10/LM18.2) bitlocker recovery question/problem

Ok, so I know a little bit about this. It has to do with UEFI and 3rd party software and some other stuff. Like I said: I know a little bit about it. So, I was working on Mint (as I do 95% of the time) and I downloaded a program or two from the Synaptic Manager. It did that thing where it said that ...

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