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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2700 on: Sun, 17 July 2022, 09:40:32 »
[Arch updates] already fixed.
Nope, I still get this!
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:: Synchronising package databases...
 core                                                              157.2 KiB   734 KiB/s 00:00 [########################################################] 100%
 extra                                                            1720.0 KiB  7.21 MiB/s 00:00 [########################################################] 100%
 community                                                           6.7 MiB  7.62 MiB/s 00:01 [########################################################] 100%
 multilib                                                          171.7 KiB  3.90 MiB/s 00:00 [########################################################] 100%
:: Starting full system upgrade...
:: Replace wxgtk-common with extra/wxwidgets-common? [Y/n]
:: Replace wxgtk3 with extra/wxwidgets-gtk3? [Y/n]
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...
error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: removing wxgtk-common breaks dependency 'wxgtk-common' required by wxgtk2

Too long for it just to be waiting for it to pull through to a mirror, might actually have to investigate :eek:

Edit:See what uses wxgtk2:
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pacman -Qii wxgtk2Nothing handled by pacman.  Great - remove it:
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pamant -r wxgtk2Update complete :thumb:

I haven't used Windows on my personal machines for 15 years, so I guess Linux is a good replacement.
Nice.  It's been my main OS for at least 18 years but I used to "have to" use Windows for games.  The only thing Windows had going for it was consistently being able to find all the settings in one place (Win98, 2000, ME, XP...) but once they started "simplifying" the control panel that was no longer true.  You could also say printer drivers and games but in reality that was an advantage earned by being most popular OS so the other companies did the work for them; no credit belongs to Windows.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2701 on: Tue, 19 July 2022, 14:03:06 »
Google has repeatedly dangled a carrot to Linux users claiming native apps were coming then either never dropping or releasing half baked cloud based versions that only work through Chrome (and no other browsers).
honestly, i did not know google had any desktop app since the discontinuation of google desktop, to me they only made phone and web apps, but then linux user :)
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2702 on: Tue, 19 July 2022, 17:25:53 »
Google Drive Sync for desktop was killed off, now it's called Backup and Sync.
Both are horrible but at least the original never tried to do more than it could really handle. The new one is like Apple and HP Printer software teams joined forces to make the absolute worst system they could.

We used to say you wouldn't want to fly a plane running Microsoft code but if Google ever built a plane they'd probably abandon it half way down the runway and forget to give the pilot any controls. I'm not sure how a company so capable is so inept.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2703 on: Wed, 20 July 2022, 20:32:44 »
I use Ubuntu 22.04 on a dual boot system with Windows 10. I started using Slackware Linux in 1996, I think.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2704 on: Wed, 20 July 2022, 20:44:50 »
I concur with most of the comments, yet, computing needs vary beyond kernel and OS basic services. From that point on, users need particular software to work; therefore, it is not a matter of hoping an os replace another; you have to be productive with your hardware-software combo of choice. What I said, framed by these previous statements, is that the Linux forks I have tried did not make my work chain more productive; in some cases, they even downgraded it. So, I am afraid that the set of software I lean on the most does not work well with Linux. So, maybe Linux is not an option for me; it does not matter how hard I want it to be.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2705 on: Thu, 21 July 2022, 10:43:32 »
Now I am back to whining and begging again - about "permissions" - surprise !

I can't even comprehend what this is talking about, and going online to places such as Linux forums shows me things to do, but what they show is not what comes up on my own screen when I follow their instructions.

(My apologies, again, and should I just start a "Harry whining about Linux" thread so that I am not turdposting on this one?)

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2706 on: Thu, 21 July 2022, 13:21:04 »
Now I am back to whining and begging again - about "permissions" - surprise !

I can't even comprehend what this is talking about, and going online to places such as Linux forums shows me things to do, but what they show is not what comes up on my own screen when I follow their instructions.

(My apologies, again, and should I just start a "Harry whining about Linux" thread so that I am not turdposting on this one?)
i have used k3b extensively on multiple distroes and never managed to get this error, i guess cdrom is not as popular as it used to be :)
my guess is that your user does not have cdrom permission, try to type groups in a terminal and look if you are in the cdrom group? (as i said never seen this error, but the fact that there is a cdrom group written in the exact same way the error writes it makes me think it may be that)
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2707 on: Thu, 21 July 2022, 13:51:43 »

i have used k3b extensively on multiple distroes and never managed to get this error, i guess cdrom is not as popular as it used to be :)

my guess is that your user does not have cdrom permission, try to type groups in a terminal and look if you are in the cdrom group? (as i said never seen this error, but the fact that there is a cdrom group written in the exact same way the error writes it makes me think it may be that)

As an owner of an older car, I want CDs for the road and I sometimes like to make my own compilations, and also I don't want to trust my original disks in the heat ....

It appears that I should be "on the list"
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2708 on: Thu, 21 July 2022, 14:05:25 »
yeah you should have the permissions, i am all out of clues, sorry. and i use CDs for my older non usb PCs, my cars are too old for those newfangled optical disk :)
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2709 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 and that doesn't sound good, could be why you can't record.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2710 on: Thu, 21 July 2022, 17:27:23 »

What is in the device settings in k3b?

I also see you're not in the audio group

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.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2711 on: Thu, 21 July 2022, 17:51:53 »
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.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2712 on: Fri, 22 July 2022, 06:29:13 »

What is in the device settings in k3b?

I also see you're not in the audio group

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.
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 :)
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.
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 :)
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2713 on: Mon, 01 August 2022, 11:50:59 »
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?
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2714 on: Mon, 01 August 2022, 12:50:15 »
.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:

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file /path/to/file.djvu
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2715 on: Mon, 01 August 2022, 15:43:32 »
It says that there is no such file or directory.
This is a DVD and is clearly locked down very tight.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2716 on: Fri, 05 August 2022, 16:30:55 »
If you pasted that command it would say there's no file - you need to change /path/to/file.djvu to wherever the file is - you can drag the icon into the terminal if you're unsure.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2717 on: Wed, 17 August 2022, 18:53:40 »
I did a clean install of Mint 21 on my main desktop and things are going, well,  just barely OK ....

It seems like every time I go through something and it actually works - I can't get back there the next time. I have 2 monitors (I know, Linux loses its mind on dual monitors) and although the larger HDMI on the left is set as the primary and the smaller DVI on the right is set as the secondary, I can't get my toolbar onto the primary monitor. I know that it is possible because I somehow managed to get it to work under Mint 20.

Neither "Preferences/Display" nor right-clicking on the display mentions a method for moving these things around. Do you have any suggestions?
 
Thank you. As always, I appreciate the help.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2718 on: Wed, 17 August 2022, 22:00:17 »
To set your main you have to set that screen as your main, that should bring the toolbar.
Then create a new one on the second screen.


Gnome 3 loses it's mind on dual screens, that also means Cinnamon and anything else based on it does.
KDE does not (at least not anymore).
Gnome 2 does not (as far as I know).

This fixed it on older KDE and I think Cinnamon, it was in an old troubleshooting sheet I had from when I had issues with duals. You may need to tailor it to your system.
go to .local/share/kscreen
Delete the file
go to etc/x11/xorg.conf.d/50-monitor.conf

if it doesn't exist
create 50-monitor.conf using text below. After restart select "extend to left"
Section "Monitor"
    Identifier  "DisplayPort-0"
    Option      "Primary" "true"
    EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier  "DisplayPort-2"
    Option      "LeftOf" "DisplayPort-0"
EndSection

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2719 on: Sun, 21 August 2022, 18:05:27 »
I'm not a fan of Gnome 3 due to that reason right there, just want my panels to be as close to plug-n-play as possible.  Gnome 2, I have had few issues running with compatibility issues (mainly used the Mate environment).

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2720 on: Sun, 21 August 2022, 21:34:01 »
After trying what seemed like the same things several times, it suddenly began to work properly. Linux still seems quite opaque to me until I learn the tricks, and it feels like there is an obscure trick for EVERYTHING.

Still haven't gotten Audacity to record.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2721 on: Fri, 26 August 2022, 03:56:19 »
Still haven't gotten Audacity to record.
Contrary to Leslieann I don't think your recording requirement is at all "advanced" but we're still no closer to knowing if the problem is the "soundcard" or Mint.

Either boot the Manjaro laptop drive or put in the X-Fi.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2722 on: Fri, 26 August 2022, 08:40:46 »
Still haven't gotten Audacity to record.
Contrary to Leslieann I don't think your recording requirement is at all "advanced" but we're still no closer to knowing if the problem is the "soundcard" or Mint.

Either boot the Manjaro laptop drive or put in the X-Fi.

I can now record my favorite radio station via streaming over the internet using pulse and default, but it comes in at very low volume even with the sliders up full on.

The old (early 2000s) sound card does not fit, it looks "almost" right but the track and socket are slightly different lengths.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2723 on: Fri, 26 August 2022, 10:29:40 »
Well that's something!  Is the sound clean enough to amplify? (ctrl+a then click effect -> amplify)  I would think that is the more complicated option compared to just recording a line in or mic.  Maybe they too are quiet and just need the volume of whatever you're recording turned up?

Sounds like a PCI soundcard, you can get adaptors to the modern PCI-Express but looks like they're designed for thin cards while yours probably isn't.  By the time you also buy a ribbon to relocate it you could probably buy a new soundcard...
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2724 on: Sat, 26 November 2022, 03:37:59 »
I made the mistake of thinking about upgrading to an M.2 SSD and within hours had my first problems with my years old Arch install - Firefox repeatedly crashed locking up X when either copying or pasting a few words using right click.  Switching to a real terminal and killing Firefox resulted in a strange "black screen of death" with red writing when returning to X but of course being Linux it offered click to recover rather than needing a reboot :P
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