Further to reply #117 - printer setup problems.
Two printers connected; HP Laserjet 1018 and HP Deskjet F4280.
I've now managed to find some time to investigate further and have my printers working BUT there are significant problems with the FM printer setup routine.
I reinstalled FM keeping my /home partition
>PCC>Set up printers
It now responds but reports that there are no printers connected.
I switched both printers off at the wall then back on and retried - same result.
Updated fully with Synaptic and tried again - same result.
Tried running hp-setup from a root terminal:
It found both printers and set up the Deskjet OK but the Laserjet requires a firmware file to be downloaded and it reported that it was unable to connect so failed. My internet connection works fine.
Trying to install the printers running FM LiveCD gives the same result.
My final fix was to run the LXDE LiveCD that I had laying about. This automatically installs both printers on boot. I then copied the file /usr/share/foo2zjs/firmware/sihp1018.dl to a memory stick, rebooted into FM and copied the file to /usr/share/foo2zjs/firmware and was then able to install the printer using Cups which doesn't try to install the firmware.
Hope this helps anyone else with the same problem.
The problem I had with the network coming up slowly or not coming up seems to be a side effect of the above problem.
Please don't take the above as criticism Pinoc. FM rocks