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by eemaestro
Tue May 09, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Hardware General
Topic: Re: Laser printer belly-up
Replies: 36
Views: 17617

Re: Laser printer constipated

I would appreciate that, Gordon. The MX16_KDE_added_March_2017.iso did not print. I saved an open document (libreoffice) file onto a USB stick. I will try printing it with a couple more live DVD's. If I make any progress, I will report it. If anybody knows how to reinstall CUPS from an online repo.,...
by eemaestro
Mon May 08, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Hardware General
Topic: Re: Laser printer belly-up
Replies: 36
Views: 17617

Re: Laser printer constipated

Wondering if reinstalling the printer driver from MX16_KDE_added_March_2017.iso might solve the problem.
by eemaestro
Mon May 08, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Hardware General
Topic: Re: Laser printer belly-up
Replies: 36
Views: 17617

Re: Laser printer constipated - SOLVED

Today, May 8, CUPS no longer prints on my laser printer. Nor does "Print Test Page" button under K->System->Print settings....R click printer icon....Properties. (Yes, the printer is "Enabled" under this menu. Yes, the documents still show up as "pending" in the "Document Print Status" viewport for ...
by eemaestro
Sun May 07, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Hardware General
Topic: Re: Laser printer belly-up
Replies: 36
Views: 17617

Re: Laser printer constipated - SOLVED

Today, May 7, I saw a FAIL message while doing a routine software update: # apt-get update && apt-get upgrade Hit http://ftp.us.debian.org wheezy Release.gpg Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg Get:1 http://ftp.us.debian.org wheezy-updates Release.gpg [1,554 B] Hit http://security.debian.org...
by eemaestro
Sat May 06, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: USB to UART
Replies: 8
Views: 2931

Re: USB to UART

Under the ADD TO CART button, adafruit lists three different USB connectors for the ESP8266 . Which of the three are you using? Your remark about using the "Arduino IDE" confuses me. I thought the IDE only ran on MS Windows, and on Macintosh. I thought you have to use the command line tool avrdude t...
by eemaestro
Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Stuck with gimp
Replies: 4
Views: 4420

Re: Stuck with gimp

Which would you recommend
* continue w/ gimp following the video tutorial, or
* do it with pinta following this tutorial https://www.howtoforge.com/editing-images-with-pinta ?
Which would be faster, easier, quicker ?
by eemaestro
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Stuck with gimp
Replies: 4
Views: 4420

Stuck with gimp

Hoping this is the right place for a GIMP question.... Today I tried to use GNU Image Manipulation Program 2.82 to change the background color of an image file. Here is the video I followed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbCnn3Q7PZA I managed to do everything up to 2:22 in the video in gimp. Right...
by eemaestro
Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Package Requests/Status - MX-15/16
Topic: Kalkulon
Replies: 9
Views: 2196

Re: Kalkulon

Well, I downloaded the .deb. I tried to install it with APT, but it failed. root@mepis1:/home/jon# dpkg -i /home/jon/Downloads/kalkulon/kalkulon_150730-1mx15+1_amd64.deb Selecting previously unselected package kalkulon. dpkg: warning: files list file for package 'xserver-xorg-video-qxl' missing; ass...
by eemaestro
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Subdirectory jumper
Replies: 5
Views: 4619

Re: Subdirectory jumper

Yes, you can do it with bash. No, I am not a bash wizard, just a dabbler. Here, for example some BASH gems: http://www.catonmat.net/blog/top-ten-one-liners-from-commandlinefu-explained/ If you want to do it with BASH, chances are good somebody already did it. Many functions have been written to exte...
by eemaestro
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: 64-bit Regulars
Topic: Salvaging URLs from Firefox bookmarks
Replies: 4
Views: 3700

Salvaging URLs from Firefox bookmarks

Last week, when an APT update caused firefox to fail, I removed firefox with APT. Then I installed iceweasel and palemoon. But I did not import my bookmarks from firefox. I did not yet delete my firefox files from my user home account. Nor did I delete iceweasel's files. They are still there. Howeve...

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