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Hardware / Succesfully Installed Brother HL-2270DW as network printer
« on: December 28, 2016, 06:17:08 pm »

This is for you peppermint users who have a Brother Printer in my case, an HL-2270DW,  and want to be able to use it.  The Brother web site had the software and instructions and it worked. 

Go Here:

Follow the directions as stated, agree with the EULA and press on .  I was successful.

After you download the tool  follow the instructions on the next page:

 Step1. Download the tool.(linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1.gz) (in this case)

The tool will be downloaded into the default "Download" directory.
(The directory location varies depending on your Linux distribution.)
e.g. /home/(LoginName)/Download

Step2. Open a terminal window and go to the directory you downloaded the file to in the last step.

Step3. Enter this command to extract the downloaded file:

Command: gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-*.*.*-*.gz

Step4. Get superuser authorization with the "su" command or "sudo su" command.

Step5. Run the tool:

Command: bash linux-brprinter-installer-*.*.*-* Brother machine name
e.g. bash linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1 MFC-J880DW

Step6. The driver installation will start. Follow the installation screen directions.

 When you see the message "Will you specify the DeviceURI ?",

 For USB Users: Choose N(No)
 For Network Users: Choose Y(Yes) and DeviceURI number.

Fortunately they give you a numbered option, so you don't have to type a 18 character alphanumeric

The install process may take some time. Please wait until it is complete.

When you are done you can print a test page.


Thanks, that is a great idea.  I sort of muddled through figuring out how to format the ext4 partition.  ... That being said, I like your idea much better.That would have been elegant, and easy since disconnecting the power to the other hard drives would be trivial.

I'll mark it solved.  Thanks


Installation / Trying to install PMNT 6 over WIN XP (SOLVED)
« on: May 21, 2016, 10:33:25 am »

I have a desktop I am trying to install PMNT 6 on. It already has Pmnt 3 on it, and works well but I have run into some problems.  It has three disks, A 160 GB Master, that had WIn XP on it.  A 90 GB one with Pmnt 3, and a 500 GB with just data on it.   I used gparted and deleted the NTFS partition off of the 160 GB one, created an ext4 on the  160 GB drive, and created an extended partition for the swap file, but when I try to install Ppmnt 6 on the 160 GB master it says "no root file system is defined"  Please correct this from the partitioning menu.  What am I doing wrong?

Thanks for any help.


Hardware / Re: White bar at top of Dell 6420 (SOLVED)
« on: March 26, 2016, 06:55:23 am »
THANK YOU That fixed it.  I had no idea....IThe smarter I think I am, the less I seem to know.)


Hardware / (SOLVED) White bar at top of Dell 6420 (SOLVED)
« on: March 25, 2016, 10:28:24 pm »
Peppermint 6


I was changing backgrounds on my dell 6420 and now there is a white bar taking up about 1/4" of the screen at the top of the display.  I can't move anything into it, when I maximize an application I can't get it to occupy the space it into it.  Any ideas what to do to get the space back? The dell had an intel video card on it.

The white bar is not there when I come to my login screen, but appears after I log in.

SO what I am saying is my windows do not go clear to the screen border on top.  Did I mee up something in the appearance (Maybe in the Peppermint control center?  This is a dual boot computer and the other OS Linux Mint works fine.



Thank you that fixed it!

New Users / Re: Peppermint6 can't boot up
« on: January 23, 2016, 08:54:04 am »

 I will check this when I get a chance...I was not using proprietary drivers , the  computer is a dell 6520, with an intel graphics card.  fortunately I have a dual boot with mint being the other OS.  The file system seems intact, but the first thing I will do is check the logs per your suggestion.

thanks again

Scott G

New Users / Re: Peppermint6 can't boot up
« on: January 22, 2016, 07:30:02 pm »
What makes you think it was broken packages ?

It just made sense to try the recovery options first

What have you already tried to fix the problem ?

Just tried loading the recovery console and running the dpkg command

What happens if you log in at the console and run:
Code: [Select]

sudo service lightdm restart

This was the consolidated output:

top: Unknown instance:
start: Rejected send message, 1 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.27" (uid=1000 pid=1689 comm="start lightdm ") interface="com.ubuntu.Upstart0_6.Job" member="Start" error name="(unset)" requested_reply="0" destination="com.ubuntu.Upstart" (uid=0 pid=1 comm="/sbin/init")

However if I run sudo service lightdm start

I get a blank screen with the cursor flashing in the upper left corner.    Does this change anything?


New Users / Re: Peppermint6 can't boot up
« on: January 22, 2016, 03:12:07 pm »
When the boot stalls, are you able to hit Ctrl+Alt+F3 and drop to a text console ?

Yes, and I can login

Scott Gardner

New Users / Peppermint6 can't boot up (Solved)
« on: January 22, 2016, 02:31:33 pm »
Hello all!

My install of Peppermint 6 has decided to stop booting up.

After the Peppermint start screen iget a blank screen and the following two lines:
Starting NTP Server                                                          ntpd                                                                    (ok)
Restoring Resolver                                                           state                                                                   (ok)

It then just sets there:

I have tried fixing broken packages from the optional start up menu  (dpkg)) but that has not fixed  this issue

Any Help would be appreciated.  If I can't resolve this, I will need to reinstall Peppermint 6 on it.  I installed it from a USB drive, so if there is a way to restore settings form the USB drive.  I can do that.  I also have MINT installed on the same machine.  So I can see and modify any files on the peppermint partition.


Scott Gardner


I was unable to fix this directly..SO I just reinstalled peppermint 6 over the top..  I would  like to have fixed it,  just because but had spent several hours and decidec to cut my loses.

I realized the wine application that was running was wineserver, so I can use sudo killall wineserver, or I can use the taskmanager.  For now we will mark this solved

Hi all.  This appears to be a problem with Mint as well as Peppermint.

OS = Peppermint 6

WINE = Ver 1.6.2

I have setup an old version of Mathcad to run in Peppermint.  It works well, and doesn't use much CPU resources.  However when I close Mathcad, the CPU use rises significantly.  20% Mathcad, and 10% Wine Server.  They do not close, If we reopen Mathcad, the CPU Usage increases again, maybe 15% more.  When I kill MCAD in Task Manager the usage drops down to 20% Mathcad, and 10% Wine Server.  If I Kill Wine, the Mathcad process closes (Makes sense).

I can manually kill Wine after I am done with the application, but is there a cleaner way to do that?

Worst Case, I was thinking I could write a Script file (As a Windows user I would call it a Batch file) and put it on the desktop.

Not sure how to write that, since the PID changes each time.

Anybody else experience this phenomenon?





Sorry, I will remember to edit the first post.

I figured it out.   :)

I copied the desktop file to .local/share/applications
I then added "Category=Education" to the end
I then Ran   lxpanelctl restart   although I could have logged off and logged back on

It showed up under Education.  I found an Icon for it, and put it under  .local/share/icons
Then edited the desktop file to point to the mathcad.png icon
IT Worked... Great!


That fixed it.  I should have known that I needed the entire path for it to find it.  I also didn't realize I needed to Call out wine before the complete path .


Is there a way to add this in the menu?  Where are the files for the start menu?
If not, no worries


I have a windows program I use called Mathcad  The program was originally installed on Windows XP, and is an older version, but works fine  I took the installed WINMCAD directory from the C:/Windows/Programs directory and put it on the Peppermint 6  desktop.  I installed WINE, and when I drill down into the directory and run the MCAD.EXE  file it works fine.  But I would like to make it so it looks more like a native application.  So I put the WINMCAD directory in the ~/.local/share/applications/ directory  I created a desktop configuration file called  Mathcad.desktop  below, and marked it as executable.

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=Windows Mathcad

My goal is to make it so I can just "Click" on the desktop shortcut and make it bring up the program.  As a bonus I would like to add it to the application menu.  I know I am missing something, but am unsure what. 

When I double click the desktop file I get "There was an error in launching the application"

Thanks for any help.


New Users / Re: repairing new install of Pmnt 5 (SOLVED)
« on: July 14, 2015, 08:58:46 pm »

i got to the GRUB menu.

Went into the recovery mode , and ran the "fix packages" on the recovery menu (dpkg)

It took awhile but that fixed it.    ;D


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