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Do you need colour, or will "black & white / greyscale" do ?

Sorry, guys I was out of town yesterday, but when out of town, I was quite unexpectedly given a printer.  My friends had a spare one and gave it to me.  PCNetSpec, I do believe, to be on the safe side of things, I will need black and color inks.

:D The only thing I can really contribute is stay out of range of the Canons

Most (if not all) Canon and Epson inkjet printers use a 'fixed-head' design, e.g. when one replaces the ink 'cartridges', they're replacing the ink 'tanks' only, and not the spray heads. 

There are pros n' cons to this design but, AFAIK  the heads stay active (and heated) the whole time the printer is turned on.  Personally, I think it's a piss-poor marketing model.  Planned obsolescence at its finest.  Plus, the manufacturer can boast about how cheap the ink is, because the heads aren't included during 'cartridge' replacement. 

Of all the brands, the printer I was given is a Canon MX 340.  I now need to purchase ink and paper for it today.  Another storm is coming in tomorrow so this can't wait.  As you guys know, I know next to nothing about printers --except, of course, from what I've learned here.  This was a totally unexpected gift.  Canon printers have never been on my radar at all, but now I actually own one.  It needs to cleaned up, set up, and put to work.  What a surprise.  :o   Still, it will need to work with Peppermint 7 or I'll still be in a pinch.  Knock on wood. ;)
Networking / Re: WiFi not available ~ Realtek RTL8812AE 802.11ac PCIe
« Last post by PCNetSpec on Today at 06:48:07 am »
Okay I have 2 laptops with rtl8723be adapters, and they drop connections like crazy without 2 options being set .. the driver for your rtl8821ae has exactly the same options available so do you wanna try them  and see if they help ? (they can always be removed)


If so, run:
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sudo pluma /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8821ae.conf
when a BLANK file opens, add this single line:
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options rtl8821ae fwlps=0 ips=0
SAVE the file and close pluma.

Now Reboot.

Just in case it  makes things worse, here's how to UNDO .. run:
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sudo rm -v /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8821ae.conf
and reboot.
General Discussion / Re: How Fast Is Peppermint 7 ?
« Last post by PCNetSpec on Today at 06:34:51 am »
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dmesg | grep -i firmware

I'm wondering if it's intel wireless firmware and possibly if it'd be better replacing the wireless adapter.
General Discussion / Re: How Fast Is Peppermint 7 ?
« Last post by VinDSL on Today at 05:26:14 am »
You're obviously having fun tweaking and fine tuning that new toy  ;)!

Yeah, I've thought about that, over the years ...

I've always enjoyed taking 'Humpty Dumpty' apart and putting him back together again.

Doesn't really matter what it is.  Electronics, code, labor contracts, motor vehicles, people.

My parents told me, I used to take our house apart when I was a baby.

Go figure ...   :-\
General Discussion / Re: How Fast Is Peppermint 7 ?
« Last post by AndyInMokum on Today at 03:53:51 am »
You're obviously having fun tweaking and fine tuning that new toy  ;)!
General Discussion / Re: How Fast Is Peppermint 7 ?
« Last post by VinDSL on January 22, 2017, 10:23:10 pm »
Hrm ...

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vindsl@Chi-You ~ $ systemd-analyze time
Startup finished in 4.452s (firmware) + 1.123s (loader) + 2.295s (kernel) + 924ms (userspace) = 8.795s
vindsl@Chi-You ~ $

Baby steps.  Baby steps.   8)
General Discussion / Re: How Fast Is Peppermint 7 ?
« Last post by VinDSL on January 22, 2017, 08:05:11 pm »
Been baking my Dell E4630 lappy.  So far, so good ...

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vindsl@Chi-You ~ $ systemd-analyze critical-chain
The time after the unit is active or started is printed after the "@" character.
The time the unit takes to start is printed after the "+" character. @915ms
└─ @915ms
  └─wicd.service @719ms +196ms
    └─ @677ms
      └─ @677ms
        └─systemd-networkd-resolvconf-update.path @677ms
          └─ @675ms
            └─systemd-update-utmp.service @529ms +19ms
              └─systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service @522ms +6ms
                └─ @521ms
                  └─boot-efi.mount @513ms +7ms
                    └─systemd-fsck@dev-disk-by\x2duuid-EA02\x2d59E2.service @445ms +67ms
                      └─dev-disk-by\x2duuid-EA02\x2d59E2.device @439ms
vindsl@Chi-You ~ $

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vindsl@Chi-You ~ $ systemd-analyze time
Startup finished in 4.080s (firmware) + 3.187s (loader) + 2.543s (kernel) + 921ms (userspace) = 10.732s
vindsl@Chi-You ~ $

The firmware and loader time is killing me.    Not sure if there is much I can do about that.
Networking / Re: WiFi not available ~ Realtek RTL8812AE 802.11ac PCIe
« Last post by spence on January 22, 2017, 07:03:46 pm »
turned it off for an hour and a half to take down Christmas lights... come back, flipped it on and everything was fine... but here's what you asked for Mark

Spoiler (click here to view / hide)
spence@antec ~ $ rfkill list
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
   Soft blocked: no
   Hard blocked: no
spence@antec ~ $ sudo lshw -C network
[sudo] password for spence:
       description: Wireless interface
       product: RTL8812AE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       logical name: wlp1s0
       version: 01
       serial: 00:e0:4c:88:12:00
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rtl8821ae driverversion=4.4.0-59-generic firmware=N/A ip= latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abgn
       resources: irq:135 ioport:e000(size=256) memory:df100000-df103fff
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 1f.6
       bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.6
       logical name: enp0s31f6
       version: 00
       serial: 70:85:c2:29:10:c2
       size: 1Gbit/s
       capacity: 1Gbit/s
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e1000e driverversion=3.2.6-k duplex=full firmware=0.2-4 ip= latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=1Gbit/s
       resources: irq:132 memory:df200000-df21ffff
spence@antec ~ $ iwlist scan
lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.

wlp1s0    Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: E4:F4:C6:05:7A:5A
                    Frequency:2.422 GHz (Channel 3)
                    Quality=70/70  Signal level=-24 dBm 
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                              24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
                    Extra: Last beacon: 16ms ago
                    IE: Unknown: 000972656D696E67746F6E
                    IE: Unknown: 010882840B162430486C
                    IE: Unknown: 030103
                    IE: Unknown: 2A0104
                    IE: Unknown: 32040C121860
                    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                        Group Cipher : CCMP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: Unknown: 0B050500130000
                    IE: Unknown: 46053208010000
                    IE: Unknown: 2D1AAD0917FFFFFF0000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 3D1603080400000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 4A0E14000A002C01C800140005001900
                    IE: Unknown: 7F080500080000000040
                    IE: Unknown: DD0600146C000000
                    IE: Unknown: DD7A0050F204104A0001101044000102103B00010310470010ACFE95CE51B004FBDC9CD8E4D83C8DA31021000D4E4554474541522C20496E632E1023000552373030301024000552373030301042000233321054000800060050F2040001101100055237303030100800022008103C0001031049000600372A000120
                    IE: Unknown: DD1E00904C0408BF0CB259820FEAFF0000EAFF0000C0050003000000C3020002
                    IE: Unknown: DD090010180205001C0000
                    IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101800003A4000027A400004243BC0062326600
          Cell 02 - Address: 28:C6:8E:C1:85:3F
                    Frequency:2.417 GHz (Channel 2)
                    Quality=30/70  Signal level=-80 dBm 
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
                              9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Extra: Last beacon: 16ms ago
                    IE: Unknown: 000A4D696C6C657254696D65
                    IE: Unknown: 010882848B968C129824
                    IE: Unknown: 030102
                    IE: Unknown: 0706555320010B1B
                    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                        Group Cipher : CCMP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                    IE: Unknown: 3204B048606C
                    IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101820003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
                    IE: Unknown: DD1E00904C334E111BFF00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 2D1A4E111BFF00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: DD1A00904C34020D0A00000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 3D16020D0A00000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: DD0900037F01010000FF7F
                    IE: Unknown: DD0A00037F04010002004000
                    IE: Unknown: DD8E0050F204104A0001101044000102103B000103104700100000000000001000000028C68EC1853F1021000D4E6574676561722C20496E632E10230009574E523130303076321024000456324831104200046E6F6E651054000800060050F20400011011001E574E523130303076322D564328576972656C6573732041502D322E344729100800020086103C000103

enp0s31f6  Interface doesn't support scanning.

spence@antec ~ $ iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

wlp1s0    IEEE 802.11abgn  ESSID:"remington" 
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.422 GHz  Access Point: E4:F4:C6:05:7A:5A   
          Bit Rate=144.4 Mb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry short limit:7   RTS thr=2347 B   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=70/70  Signal level=-30 dBm 
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:8   Missed beacon:0

enp0s31f6  no wireless extensions.

first search this morning turned up an old thread on Ubuntu about intermittent shut down... but I dismissed it as unrelated as it was discussing a non AC capable card...
New Users / Re: adding a new grub entry referencing a saved boot sector
« Last post by davexnet on January 22, 2017, 05:19:42 pm »
The SATA disk contains one active, system, primary partition with the Windows 10 boot loader.  This is where the BIOS loads the boot sector from.
The rest of the partitions are logical drives in an extended partition

That primary partition contains the installed XP in question, while Windows 10 is in one of the logical drives.  But as far as I know,
the XP boot sector never gets control since the boot sector initiates the Windows 10 boot loader,
where you can choose WIndows 10 or Xp from the menu.

I hope I have explained the setup clearly enough
Software & Applications / Re: Pulse audio-DLNA
« Last post by Partymack711 on January 22, 2017, 05:15:49 pm »
HI Murray,

So, I tried that solution and it half worked!

The problem seems to be UFW, if I turn firewall off I can stream.  But when it is on it doesn't seem to allow it.  I thought id would allow access as the receiver and laptop are all on my own wi-fi...  I tried to set up a rule to allow pulse audio but I have to say I find UFW quire complicated (ironically).

I'm a newbie to linux though so maybe I need to set up my homegroup or ammend permissions in UFW?  Can you help?

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