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Installation / Re: Peppermint 10 new install, autologin issue
« on: January 05, 2020, 03:37:17 pm »
Well I appreciate your help.  This is my mothers computer and I leave in the morning to head back home so I said screw it and installed Peppermint 9 as I have installed it on several computers with good luck.  As of now it looks like everything is working correctly. So I will hope for the best.  Thanks again.

Installation / Re: Peppermint 10 new install, autologin issue
« on: January 05, 2020, 02:06:25 pm »
I figured something like that although I don't remember checking that box. 
Either way if I follow what you said, it appears that the home folder is not encrypted?

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evalu@evalu-p2-1033w ~ $ ls -A /home
evalu@evalu-p2-1033w ~ $

Installation / Re: Peppermint 10 new install, autologin issue
« on: January 05, 2020, 06:33:21 am »
AndyInMokum thanks for the reply.  Yes I went through all these steps and still boots to login screen.   
Regarding your last line, how can I tell if my home folder is encrypted?  If it is I don't know how I accomplished that so I will also have to ask how to unencrypt it as well, or am I looking reinstalling the os? 
Thanks again.

Happy Holidays everyone.  I just installed Peppermint 10 on an older HP desktop.  All is good except that when booting up it always goes to a login in window for a password instead of auto logging in as i selected during installation.  I double checked the login window settings and it is set for autologin.  I have installed several different versiions of peppermint and this is the first time i have had this happen.  Its not the end of the world to have to do this but if it is an easy fix I'd rather have auto login.  Thanks for any help.

Installation / Re: new peppermint 8 install, jacked up hplip <SOLVED>
« on: November 04, 2018, 05:03:06 pm »
Well thank you again just the same.  Pretty much all we really use these work computers for is looking up parts and prices and checking and sending emails.  Once they are set up we really don't have to mess with any code or anything behind the scenes so to speak.  Because of this I guess I really don't learn much new other than installation related issues.  I give you guys a lot of credit for knowing and keeping up with it all, and especially sharing it with users like me who will probably never be able to return the favor.

Installation / Re: new peppermint 8 install, jacked up hplip
« on: October 28, 2018, 04:15:56 pm »
Well I don't know if my usb cable was bad or if it was just too long (needed about 20 ft from tower to usb switch) but just replaced it with a new "active" cable and everything appears to be working fine.  All types of files printing and scans are scanning.

It seems I ruined my Peppermint 8 install by trying to fix what ended up being an external problem.

If you want to move this to the "Hardware" section I would understand and be grateful.

To everyone who offered advice I sincerely thank you and apologize for wasting all of your time.

Installation / Re: new peppermint 8 install, jacked up hplip
« on: October 27, 2018, 03:42:40 pm »
Ok now is where I am losing my mind.  Sometimes it prints and sometimes not.  I thought it depended on what application I was using at first because the only thing that actually seemed to work was when it was a pdf.  When it doesnt work it would still flash the message in the top right corner of the screen saying the print job started and then later completed but nothing actually printed.  Then I tried more pdf's and sometimes they worked and sometimes not.  Crazy as it sounds (maybe just a coincedence) a jpg file on my desktop prints while pdfs and spreadsheets do not.  Then I go into a folder where I store more files and the pdf's will print from there but jpgs do not, Libre office files still do not as well.
Also it will not scan.  When using Simple Scan it shows my printer, seems to start but nothing ever scans to the screen.  The message window on my printer says that it is scanning to pc also even though it never does.

I know the printer is good because the other computer hooked to it is an older model hp running peppermint 6 and everything prints and scans fine.

It couldn't be a bad usb cable or usb switch could it?

And then while I am sitting here typing this the little message window will flash a message saying one of the files I tried to print earlier is now printing, and then that the job is completed but I am not trying to print anymore and still nothing is actually printing.

Installation / Re: new peppermint 8 install, jacked up hplip
« on: October 27, 2018, 01:54:22 pm »
Ok do I still need to edit the lsb-release file to show ubuntu or does it really matter when it tells me that it doesnt recognize Peppermint while I am trying to install missing plugin?

Installation / Re: new peppermint 8 install, jacked up hplip
« on: October 27, 2018, 01:39:51 pm »
Ok, Peppermint 9 is now installed. 
Forgive me but in order not to screw anything more up I am probably going to be asking about rather elementary procedures to most of you.

So would you rather me install hplip through the terminal or software manager?
Based on previous installs, with my particular printer I will need an additional plugin.  When I tried to install it asked for root password which I know you do not want us to set.  How do you want me to go about that?

Installation / Re: new peppermint 8 install, jacked up hplip
« on: October 25, 2018, 10:15:58 am »
Hi adamunderwood, if this is a newer computer, why did you install Peppermint 8 and not Peppermint 9? I only ask because I have had things in P 8 that didn't work, like my bluetooth dongle, that just worked in P 9.

I guess I misspoke.  It is new to us.  It is probably 3 or 4 years old.  Just added more ram and installed a solid state hd.
But to be honest I didn't know 9 was out.   I already had 8 on a thumb drive so I just used it.
If the general consensus is that I will be better off with 9, then I will bite the bullet and reinstall.

Installation / Re: new peppermint 8 install, jacked up hplip
« on: October 24, 2018, 04:38:13 pm »
Ok I finished all that.  reinstalled as instructed.  I try to open the HPLIP Toolbox from the preferences menu and still just a flash of a window opening and then immediately closing and nothing else.  As previously instructed hp-check output is as follows.
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gs1@gs1-HP-Compaq-Elite-8300-SFF ~ $ hp-check
error: Unable to locate models.dat file
Saving output in log file: /home/gs1/hp-check.log

HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 0.0.0)
Dependency/Version Check Utility ver. 15.1

Copyright (c) 2001-15 HP Development Company, LP
This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
This is free software, and you are welcome to distribute it
under certain conditions. See COPYING file for more details.

Note: hp-check can be run in three modes:
1. Compile-time check mode (-c or --compile): Use this mode before compiling the HPLIP
supplied tarball (.tar.gz or .run) to determine if the proper dependencies are       
installed to successfully compile HPLIP.                                             
2. Run-time check mode (-r or --run): Use this mode to determine if a distro supplied
package (.deb, .rpm, etc) or an already built HPLIP supplied tarball has the proper   
dependencies installed to successfully run.                                           
3. Both compile- and run-time check mode (-b or --both) (Default): This mode will     
check both of the above cases (both compile- and run-time dependencies).             

Check types:                                                                         
a. EXTERNALDEP - External Dependencies                                               
b. GENERALDEP - General Dependencies (required both at compile and run time)         
c. COMPILEDEP - Compile time Dependencies                                             
d. [All are run-time checks]                                                         
PYEXT SCANCONF QUEUES PERMISSION                                                     

Status Types:
    MISSING       - Missing Dependency or Permission or Plug-in
    INCOMPAT      - Incompatible dependency-version or Plugin-version

-Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/hp-check", line 855, in <module>
  File "/usr/share/hplip/installer/", line 463, in init
    self.distro_name = self.distros_index[self.distro]
KeyError: 0
gs1@gs1-HP-Compaq-Elite-8300-SFF ~ $

so because after downloading and installing from the .run file actually was able to recognize my printer I tried that again following your instructions from this post:,5734.msg57697.html#msg57697

Everything went smoothly with that.  The printer actually worked repeatedly except that all it was spitting out was blank pages, not what I wanted to print. 

So I followed all of the steps you just gave me a little bit ago to uninstall and purge everything again.  Reinstalled from the repos and now back to here again.

Installation / Re: new peppermint 8 install, jacked up hplip
« on: October 24, 2018, 04:07:08 pm »
Ok it is installed.  The test pages came out blank so now I know something is still not correct.  When I try to enter the directory it is giving me this error, unless I am way off base and the .run file is my source tarball and I dont need to go into the directory. 

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gs1@gs1-HP-Compaq-Elite-8300-SFF ~ $ cd Downloads
gs1@gs1-HP-Compaq-Elite-8300-SFF ~/Downloads $ ls
gs1@gs1-HP-Compaq-Elite-8300-SFF ~/Downloads $ cd hplip-3.18.9
bash: cd: hplip-3.18.9: Permission denied
gs1@gs1-HP-Compaq-Elite-8300-SFF ~/Downloads $

I shouldnt need to use sudo to enter the hplip-3.18.9 directory or should I?  or am I really screwed up and that isn't even a directory?

Installation / Re: new peppermint 8 install, jacked up hplip
« on: October 24, 2018, 03:28:37 pm »
If you are asking who advised me to download/install from the web, I honestly  don't recall.  I was frustrated because I knew I had to be making it more complicated than it should be and was probably causing all of my own problems.  I was searching everywhere trying to fix it without having to ask for help.  I dont remember how I got there but I ended up on the following web page and it seemed pretty straight forward so I tried it and ended up with the same outcome as the version I got through the software manager.

Installation / Re: new peppermint 8 install, jacked up hplip
« on: October 24, 2018, 11:07:57 am »
No sir, that all got deleted when trying to get back to a fresh start.

Installation / Re: new peppermint 8 install, jacked up hplip
« on: October 22, 2018, 01:16:40 pm »
The additional is from when I was following your recommendation to another user in another thread I found.  I was going back and forth so just left the rest as comments.

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gs1@gs1-HP-Compaq-Elite-8300-SFF ~ $ cat /etc/lsb-release
 DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Peppermint 8 Eight"


gs1@gs1-HP-Compaq-Elite-8300-SFF ~ $

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