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I just had a try at printing a photo with my Canon ip4000 colour printer. Linux found the printer easily enough and also found a driver! The photo I tried to print was very clear sent to me from someone by email.
When I tried to print, the photo came out looking very pixelated, as if it came from a newspaper. The resolution was set high, so I can't see whats wrong? I will delve a bit more tonight!
If you are going back to a prior Ubuntu level, you simply need to move /home to a separate partition. Then re-install keeping that /home and the same userids.
Simply resize the current system to free up enough space and create the new partition - then "cp -a ..." will do it. All should be done from a liveCD like gparted to ensure no issues with mounted filesystems.
You will need to re-install any apps you added yourself to the base system over time.
Posted 03-31-2009 at 10:29 PM bySeph64 (Seph64's Lair)
Because I don't like Opera (something about it just feels weird to me), and Firefox 3 has some features I really do not like.
For instance, in the url bar, it now has the tendency to search through the titles of pages you visited instead of the url you are trying to type. If I wanted to search through titles, I would use the frickin' history list. I WANT THE BROWSER TO SEARCH BY URL NOT BY TITLE WHEN I TYPING STUFF IN THE URL BAR!
Mint 5 runs great on my laptop (which isn't an expensive model, and is now 2 years old). I bought "Linux Magazine" last month because it had Mint 6 on the DVD. I kept running Mint 5 because it just works, so why change? But I couldn't help it, I kept looking at the new DVD, and in the end decided to install it. Just in case I made a disk image using "PING", and leaving the copy on a 10gb partition.
I run the newer Mint 6 as a live DVD, and it seemed fine, except...
TV-Browser is a simple Digital TV Guide that supports more than 500 TV channels and 80 Radio stations. TV-Browser collects TV program information from different sources on the internet and presents it neatly as a Digital TV Guide with pictures where there possible (if there are no copyright issues). Read More