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fohat.digs:

--- Quote from: suicidal_orange on Thu, 21 July 2022, 16:30:33 ---
What is in the device settings in k3b?

I also see you're not in the audio group

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Thank you, I have been added to the audio group, but it doesn't seem to change anything.

WTF is a group?

And I cannot find "device settings" in k3b, that is why I posted that screen shot.

Every time I turn around I am struck, yet again, how astonishingly opaque every little thing is, like walking along the bottom of a lake of tar.

Clearly, from the other side, the response is that I am learning how thoroughly I have utilized (and been dependent on) MicroSoft's hand-holding all these years.

I'm sorry to vent so childishly, but I am frustrated to be so helpless.

suicidal_orange:
You need to log out and in again for it to notice you're now in the audio group, should have mentioned that.

As you're back in Mint I'm not sure why you're in k3b - assuming all screenshots are from the same computer.  In the absence of menus across the top I guess they hid the settings in the cog top right?  Alternately you could install xfburn which is a simple GTK frontend for things you'll already have installed.

Groups are used in both Linux and Windows, visible in the "permissions" tab (Linux) or "security" tab (windows) of the properties after right clicking on a file.  If there were lots of users on your computer or you were sharing files over a network you could own a file and have read/write access but allow anyone in a chosen group to read it without fear of them deleting it.  When it's just you on a computer you just own everything so they are irrelevant, except that In Linux devices also have a "file" in /dev and that file is owned by root then access is managed by being in the right group.  You would expect a user friendly distro to have sensible defaults, but the lack of "audio" is dodgy.

yui:

--- Quote from: fohat.digs on Thu, 21 July 2022, 17:27:23 ---
--- Quote from: suicidal_orange on Thu, 21 July 2022, 16:30:33 ---
What is in the device settings in k3b?

I also see you're not in the audio group

--- End quote ---

Thank you, I have been added to the audio group, but it doesn't seem to change anything.

WTF is a group?

And I cannot find "device settings" in k3b, that is why I posted that screen shot.

--- End quote ---
a group is a way to handle permisions in a nicer and more (super)user friendly way, instead of having to change the permissions per individual user per file you assign files and users to groups, in a single user system it is less useful but still easier than having to go and give yourself the rights to all files associated with audio. and as SO pointed out windows uses the same system, just behind a deep menu that not many peoples know about :)

--- Quote from: fohat.digs on Thu, 21 July 2022, 17:27:23 ---Every time I turn around I am struck, yet again, how astonishingly opaque every little thing is, like walking along the bottom of a lake of tar.

Clearly, from the other side, the response is that I am learning how thoroughly I have utilized (and been dependent on) MicroSoft's hand-holding all these years.

I'm sorry to vent so childishly, but I am frustrated to be so helpless.

--- End quote ---
i have the same issues when i try to use windows nowadays, i get frustrated at how hidden and dumbbed down everything is and feel hopeless. when you are used to things being one way them being completely different seems opaque, it is kinda normal, although it is much more normal for a penguin than for a window to be opaque :)

fohat.digs:
After messing around with Manjaro KDE for a bit, I feel like Mint Cinnamon is probably going to be adequate for my modest needs and won't add more learning curve aggravation to my transition from Windows. And it looks like 21 was finally released so I will plan to do some housecleaning and then a fresh clean install. Fun!

Now for a new irritant - I bought a DVD collection of magazine back issues and it came with a "Bondi" installation disk that runs in Windows, of course.

The files are in .djvu format which theoretically might run in Mint with "djview4" but I can't get it to work. I have tried several techniques that I found online, but none of them have worked, yielding error codes that are mostly along the lines of "unknown format - cannot decode" ....
 
Do you have any suggestions?

suicidal_orange:
.djvu files - never heard of them but just read Evince can open them and that's what I use for pdfs, I suggest you test it on your old install to keep the new one nice and clean.

If that doesn't work post the output of the below, lets see what type of file it really is:


--- Code: ---file /path/to/file.djvu
--- End code ---

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