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by borgward
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: HP Quality
Replies: 7
Views: 191

HP Quality

How has HP's printer reputation been doing? I still have a Lazerjet 1100 running. It's about bombproof. Last year I acquired an HP Officejet 6500 wireless for $3.00. Worked great. I had always been skeptical about all in 1 units. Very handy. I can use it as a copier instead of invoking up xsane, tur...
by borgward
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Solved Type A to Type B USB connector
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Solved Type A to Type B USB connector

Ethernet is out on my printer. I wanted to use USB wireless dongle, but the printer has type B female port and the wireless dongle has Type A male connector. Is there a connector that can make the connection. I do have a cable that is Type B male by type A male, so could use a type A female by Type ...
by borgward
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Carriage Mechanically Stuck
Replies: 0
Views: 98

Carriage Mechanically Stuck

The carriage on HP 6500 Wireless is mechanically stuck in it's parking area on the right. Can only physically more it to the left a little bit. I discovered that something below is stuck to it. What is below it? That thing travels with the carriage when I move it until it hits another part, preventi...
by borgward
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install on iMac
Replies: 16
Views: 890

Re: Install on iMac

With a CD or DVD I used to check from the command line. Don't quite remember how I did that. Been a really long time ago.
by borgward
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install on iMac
Replies: 16
Views: 890

Re: Install on iMac

I finally downloaded the .iso, did the integrity check and the authenticity check. I used the USB Image Writer to put the .iso on a USB stick. How do I go about confirming the the image on the stick is correct? I used to use a dd command to check a burned DVD for errors before installing. Something ...
by borgward
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install on iMac
Replies: 16
Views: 890

Re: Install on iMac

I used a Logitec wireless keyboard and mouse with an mid 2007 iMac. No problem. I really hated the way mac keyboards don't have a backspace key, something else also, but don't remember.
by borgward
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Where to Download
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: Where to Download

Dell Inspiron 1520 -Computer- Processor : 2x Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2370 @ 1.73GHz 64bit Memory : 4036MB (1868MB used) Operating System : Linux Mint 18 Sarah User Name : tom (tom) Date/Time : Sat 14 Jul 2018 10:30:54 PM CDT -Display- Resolution : 1280x800 pixels OpenGL Renderer : Mesa DRI Int...
by borgward
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Where to Download
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: Where to Download

I had a lot of trouble. There was no indication that anything was downloading. There used to be a download indicator thing near the tool bar on the right. I went upstairs and saw a lot of action on my router. I went to view > Toolbars > Customize, where I found "Downloads" and dragged it to the tool...
by borgward
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Where to Download
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Where to Download

I will be downloading 19 Cnnamon. I am at the download page. Looking at USA locations. I am in Central TX. How to decide which is the best for me do download from. Any suggestions?
by borgward
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install on iMac
Replies: 16
Views: 890

Re: Install on iMac

Thanks. Yes indeed the iMac in question does have an internal optical drive. The guys brand new one does not.

It will be Linux only, so no problem installing or booting to live using DVD or stick - correct?
by borgward
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install on iMac
Replies: 16
Views: 890

Re: Install on iMac

I do not know anything about EFI mode. My Dell laptop that I am using is 11 or 12 years old and works just fine w/Mint 18.0. Does the mac have a BIOS chip like other machines, or is it's BIOS stuff on the HDD like the old Compacs? If the iMac won't boot to it's HDD, will I still be able to boot to E...
by borgward
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install on iMac
Replies: 16
Views: 890

Re: Install on iMac

fabien85 wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:28 am

To boot the USB, plug it, power on the iMac
I can boot from DVD? Does the iMac even have an internal optical drive?

If no optical drive, can I boot from external optical drive?
by borgward
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install on iMac
Replies: 16
Views: 890

Re: Install on iMac

Any advice about booting with live session? I will probably boot w/18.0 just to check out the machine. I have EDIMAX USB wireless dongle. They are marketed for Raspberry Pi. $10 at Fry's. I was surprised that CentOS liked it out of the box.
by borgward
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install on iMac
Replies: 16
Views: 890

Install on iMac

I am planning on installing Mint on a iMac (27-inch, Mid 2011) I currently run Mint 18.0 64bit Cinnamon on my Dell Laptop. I will probably put the latest version of Cinnamon on the iMac. What bugaboos can I expect installing on the iMac? I had to install 32bit version of Mint on a 64bit mid 2007 iMa...
by borgward
Fri May 25, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Find Wireless Printer Solved
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: Find Wireless Printer

Not sure about Epson XP-4XX. Did you mean try a driver in the 4XX series to see if it works. I was looking for a temporary solution. Back home now, so not an issue.
by borgward
Mon May 21, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Find Wireless Printer Solved
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: Find Wireless Printer

I remembered the address to put in the blank at Printers > New Printer - Enter URI. It is http://localhost:631/admin. That got me to "Choose a New Driver. Unfortunately there is no driver for the Epson XP-400.
by borgward
Sun May 20, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Find Wireless Printer Solved
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: Find Wireless Printer

OK, I see what the problem is. They got a new Verizon hotspot. I am connected to it as I reply to you. Their Mac did not like the New Verizon, so it is in the shop, so I can not follow your advice. I now understand why I did not see the usual list of printers to add. I' leaving in a day or so I will...
by borgward
Sun May 20, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Find Wireless Printer Solved
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: Find Wireless Printer

What address do I enter in the blank? What are the usual addresses. At home I have an address taped to one of my printers, but I do not remember what that is.
by borgward
Sun May 20, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Find Wireless Printer Solved
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Find Wireless Printer Solved

I am at relatives house on vacation. I am connected to their wifi. How do I find their wireless Epson XP-400 printer connection? I did Printers localhost > Clicked on Add I see: Enter URI - Enter Device URI (How do I discover that since my sister does not know what that is?) Network Printer - Host: ...
by borgward
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot Live on IMAC
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: Boot Live on IMAC

So how do I get IMAC #1 to boot to live DVD? I put 32bit live Mint DVD in the drive and turned the machine on but it just boots to Apple. No boot options come up when the computer is turned on. Are there special key combinations that need to be done after pressing the power button? How do I get #2 t...

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