Just say NO to Mint19

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Re: Just say NO to Mint19

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I must give Kudos to both Mint and HP for how painless it was to install the printer (HP Officejet Pro 6978) on my Linux Mint laptop. I did not need to manually do anything! Plug and play.
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That's excellent, I have had good luck with some printers, however, I put Mint on to an elderly neighbours machine, he was delighted, so fast and easy. However, I could not get his old Brother printer to work. Ended up putting W7 on for him, shame.
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Re: Just say NO to Mint19

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a60man wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:31 am
I put Mint on to an elderly neighbours machine, he was delighted, so fast and easy. However, I could not get his old Brother printer to work.
Somehow I can't find your forum post asking for help with this... :wink:
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Re: Just say NO to Mint19

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Moem wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:38 am
a60man wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:31 am
I put Mint on to an elderly neighbours machine, he was delighted, so fast and easy. However, I could not get his old Brother printer to work.
Somehow I can't find your forum post asking for help with this... :wink:
I didn't ask the forum, perhaps I should have done, I did have a bit of a search on this, and tried CUPS.org. The printer was recognised, but wouldn't print.

The elderly guy needed to use the printer, so a spare drive with W7 was fitted to get him going. I still have the drive with Mint on it, could be used at a later date.
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Re: Just say NO to Mint19

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I'm rather surprised this subject has lived so long, as the OP hasn't responded since his original post, way back in Sept 2018 :roll:
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tenfoot wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:05 pm
I'm rather surprised this subject has lived so long
Me too. So far, a one-post-wonder .. although he did say he's reverting to Mint 18.3 which is better than what's indicated in some similar such posts, at least. :roll:
Dell Inspiron 1525 - LM17.3 CE 64-------------------Lenovo T440 8GB - Manjaro KDE with Mint VMs
Toshiba NB250 - Manjaro KDE------------------------K7S5A AMD 1.2GHz - LM17.3 Xfce 32 & WinXP-Pro
Acer Aspire E11 ES1-111M - LM18.2 KDE 64 ----Two ROMS don't make a WRITE ...
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Re: Just say NO to Mint19

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Just newly converted to Mint 19.1 and it's running all my media as smooth as silk. I did try to upgrade from 17 to 19 and gave up.
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jimthedj65 wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:55 pm
Just newly converted to Mint 19.1 and it's running all my media as smooth as silk. I did try to upgrade from 17 to 19 and gave up.
I tried the upgrade route, and it worked.
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Re: Just say NO to Mint19

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a60man wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:16 am
jimthedj65 wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:55 pm
Just newly converted to Mint 19.1 and it's running all my media as smooth as silk. I did try to upgrade from 17 to 19 and gave up.
I tried the upgrade route, and it worked.
Congrats on the upgrade. So many variables with hardware. Glad it worked out for you.
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jimthedj65 wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:08 pm
a60man wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:16 am
jimthedj65 wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:55 pm
Just newly converted to Mint 19.1 and it's running all my media as smooth as silk. I did try to upgrade from 17 to 19 and gave up.
I tried the upgrade route, and it worked.
Congrats on the upgrade. So many variables with hardware. Glad it worked out for you.
Same here - I have never had an upgrade work between even consecutive versions - going from 17 to 19 has to be a bit tricky. I guess you theoretically could go from 17>18>19. That said I have upgrade within a version with no trouble.
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When Mint 19.1 was released I created a DVD to install it. The installation went fine, no problems. But just about everything after the installation made me glad I didn't replace or delete my Mint 18.3 installation on my hard drive. I have now deleted Mint 19.1 and hope that the issues with this release may get corrected before the end of life for Mint 18.3.
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Just curious - what went wrong?
I tested 19 with a live DVD just to poke around and all seemed OK.
I then loaded it on my wife's PC (fresh install from 18.3) while she was out of town (I know BIG risk) but she has been on it fro quite a while now with no complaints.
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Re: Just say NO to Mint19

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Yeah, I did the same. and it worked great on a clean installation.
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