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Hi, Zeb

Spent about 10 minutes earlier trying to find out how to mark post as solved!!   :-[

Anyway thanks again for your help.


Hi, folks

Thanks for the help and advice you all gave.

Have done as instructed and now have to enter a password to login.  Success!

Thanks again.

Hi. Slim

Thanks for replying.

I don't get a login screen as when I installed P6 I didn't specify a password at login but I assume that there was another screen during installation that asked for a password for administrator or something similar - it's such a long time ago I actually cannot remember.

Sorry to be so vague.



Hi, guys

Hope this is the right place to post this if not apologies in advance.

When I installed P6 I didn't set a password on start-up but have now decided that it makes sense but can I create one after the event to protect access and if so can some kind person talk me through it.

I do have a password to make changes like installing updates.

Kind regards.

Hardware / Re: HP printer drivers HP2130
« on: April 23, 2016, 07:37:47 am »
Have now tested Mint 17.3 qnd Ubuntu 16.04 and both recognise the printer immediately and also print OK.

Will use one or both of these for the future but will leave P6 on my netbook and try P7 when it is released in the absence of a printer fix at the moment.


Hardware / Re: HP printer drivers HP2130
« on: April 21, 2016, 11:46:39 am »
hi, PCNetSpec,

Ran commands as you suggested and the printer now appears in the  printers - local host but I cannot get it to print.

When I try to print a test page it says processing and the printer makes a few mechanical noises but then simply gives up!!

any ideas?


Hardware / HP printer drivers HP2130
« on: April 19, 2016, 01:51:45 pm »
Have a new printer a HP2130 which needless to say works OK with Windows but no at all with Peppermint.

Anyone any ideas as to how I can find/install drivers please?


New Users / Re: Security of Mint and Peppermint
« on: April 18, 2016, 03:06:47 am »
Hi, darthlukan,

Thanks for your response.

The friend I installed Mint for is very happy with it (he tells me) it's just used for emails, the occasional letter writing, pictures, and generally surfing the net it's just something that replaced XP and like I suspect 99% of Windows users his laptop is like his T.V. switch it on, use it, switch it off.

As long as he can do those basic tasks and the OS continues to work well that's it.  To recommend that he should do as you suggest would no doubt send him scurrying to PC World to buy a new laptop with Windows 10.  :)


New Users / Re: Security of Mint and Peppermint
« on: April 16, 2016, 11:49:41 pm »
Cheers for the replies guys - I'm pretty relieved to be honest!!

The friend I installed Mint for knows even less than me about these things so although I haven't checked it's most unlikely that he will have installed anything other than (I presume) the usual regular updates (as I do with Peppermint) when they appear. (I installed 17.2 for him) He uses it for internet banking so you can appreciate I was a bit concerned.

I appreciate Mint and Peppermint are not the same but only queried whether there was a possible link as don't both share or use code/info or whatever (note my ignorance here) with/from Ubuntu which I got the impression was involved in this breach of security.

Whilst I don't understand what's been done I'm very impressed by the swift action people like PCNetSpec and others clearly took to improve Peppermint and safeguard users like me.

Is it likely as Linux gets more popular that attacks by hackers is likely to increase and does that mean an anti virus software is now becoming necessary - if there is one, of course?

I'm really happy with Peppermint and given that Microsoft are to stop supporting W7 at some point in the future and that I don't want W10 I will be converting my second laptop to Linux in due course.

Thanks again for your advice and help.

New Users / Security of Mint and Peppermint
« on: April 16, 2016, 01:54:07 pm »
i am an end user of peppermint and have also installed Mint on another computer for a friend.

I understand that there has been some form of security issue with Mint and as I feel responsible having put it on my friends laptop would like to know if any action can or needs to be taken to ensure continued safe use?

Also  does this security problem also affect Peppermint, please?

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