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#89580 Free eBook on Bodhi Linux 3

Posted by JollyRoger on 21 February 2015 - 07:13 AM

I have today published an ebook on Bodhi Linux 3, covering both E19 and E17:


Bodhi Linux 3 for Beginners


It is an updated version of my Step-by-Step Guide to Bodhi Linux.


Please note that it is aimed at beginners, not experienced users.


#104634 Bodhi Linux introduced in my company

Posted by SmartDuck on 31 May 2017 - 04:49 PM

I work for a company that builds and monitors installations for water transport and refinement.

The IT company that manages our network wanted to throw away 6 MSI systems (1GB memory, Atom 230 processor) we use to give courses in our telemetry software, to old for a update to Windows 10. I've persuade my manager and installed Bodhi! My colleages where suprised :)







#108017 Systray dragging fix

Posted by The waiter on 28 January 2018 - 06:57 PM

Hello guys


Not a big deal today, anyway I am happy to share the solution for systray dragging issue which is a little annoyance for years. The problem is, the systray module behaves oddly in compare with other modules on the shelf. You can not move it on the shelf to the target position. Just use other modules as "glue".

During the module code studying I realized there does exists the gadget container (gadcon) which is common for every well coded gadget with possibility of its manipulation. Then I found the problem. Gadcon is masked with X rectangle used for displaying apps icons. So, my goal was just to reveal the part of gadcon.


This is the picture for better imagination




Now we can treat it as other gadgets after clicking the 5 pixels high space above the icons. The systray module needs a lot of care but I hope this mini fix will help a little bit.



#102032 Bodhi Linux ebook published

Posted by JollyRoger on 04 December 2016 - 08:06 PM

I've just published the free ebook 'Step-by-Step Guide to Bodhi Linux 4'. You will find it here:



It is aimed at new users of Bodhi Linux.


Good reading!





#96238 Escuelas Linux nominated to UNESCO Prize

Posted by Astroboy on 14 December 2015 - 08:32 PM

Escuelas Linux, the Bodhi-based educational distribution, has been nominated to the UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education, in its 2015 edition. Funded by the Kingdom of Bahrain, the prize was established in 2005 to reward innovations in teaching and learning that leverage technology to improve educational outcomes.  

It is UNESCO’s only prize in the field of ICT in education and seeks to recognize the organizations and individuals that are embracing ICT as a pedagogical ally and, in turn, make learning more effective.

Two prize winners will be designated by UNESCO’s Director-General on the basis of the recommendations of an international jury. Each winner will receive a diploma and a monetary award (USD 25,000).

The Mexican Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO (CONALMEX) endorsed this nomination, as they consider Escuelas Linux “a program that promotes the use of a free and open source software in education and provides a friendly environment for teachers and students, who can enjoy the use of ICT to improve teaching and learning”.

CONALMEX also stated: “This Commission supports the aforementioned proposal, taking into consideration that its development fosters the training of top students in Mexico. The CONALMEX considers that this nomination benefits students and teachers by increasing their skills on the use of ICT's to attain their specific needs”.

Wish us luck once again! ;-)

#108280 My Experience So Far

Posted by Sprocket on 15 February 2018 - 06:28 PM

Hello Everyone


Brand new Bodhi user here and I just wanted to share my experience so far.  One of my hobbies is taking old, abandoned laptops and trying to resurrect them with Linux.  I have more than a dozen lying around the house (mostly up in my loft.)  I came accross one of my laptops from 2002.    It's a Samsung V25, in it's a day fairly high end spec.  But it has been on the scrapheap for over 8 years.  I thought, what the heck.  I'll try some lightweight version of Linux and try to breath some life back into it.  I tried a few, nothing of the newer versions would install.  I came accross Bodhi and decided to give it a shot.


The laptop is a Pentium 4 with only 1GB of memory, no wireless, and only a 40GB hard drive.  The only thing it will boot from is the hard drive or CD.  I inserted an old Belkin PCMIA wireless card and installed Bodhi.


Lo and behold, it worked!  It recognized all of the hardware, even the PCMIA wireless card.  I am posting this now from it.  It's bright and snappy, even on this old dinosaur!  Once installed, the boot time from power on to desktop is about 40 seconds.  The Midori browser is a little slow to open web pages and it will not play flash videos (it gives an error report on YouTube.) But everything else is fast and smooth.  I haven't installed any additional software yet, but will do that tonight.


I have to say, I am quite impressed!  Many distros claim that they will run on low end hardware, but Bodhi really does!!  If I can tweak a few things (flash for one) and find a decent mail app will run smoothly, I may have just given this old girl a few more years of life.  This a great distro for day to day use.


I want to say well done to the developers and community!!






#103633 Sticky notes module

Posted by The waiter on 16 March 2017 - 09:51 PM



I want to introduce you my new little project for Moksha/E users. The idea is very simple. I miss something like Sticky note gadget on the screen. I know there are some apps like xpad etc. but I wanted something binded with desktop thus very low in resources. I also wanted it to be transparent with elegant look. I took it as edje layer (edc scripting) introduction which I always wanted to understand and make some code for fun.

Module is based on the skeleton module which needed lots of modifications and fixes.


It is very young project (just 5 days :) ) which needs some further work. So it has got some limitations. This way I want you to ask for contribution if you are interested.


Module behavior is the same as other gadgets. Actually the best will be show the screenshot:





#94985 Bodhi Linux 3.1.0 AppPack Release

Posted by Jeff on 17 October 2015 - 05:54 AM

Something new we are going to try out -> http://www.bodhilinu...pppack-release/

#106668 Excessive CPU useage by menu_cached process

Posted by Randy on 14 September 2017 - 09:23 AM

I think I speak for more than myself on this but, Thanks ylee for all your time and effort in keeping Bodhi Linux one of the best distro's around!

#104421 Hello Bodhi, Zagreb calling!

Posted by bodhi-buddha on 20 May 2017 - 05:25 PM

Namaste, my Bodhi friends!

I'm just your average 23 y/o student doing stuff that nobody really cares about. 


When did you start using Linux?

About 3 months ago.


Why did you start using Linux?

I'm not really sure. I was a Windows one trick pony who knew nothing of the miracles that open-source OS can provide. If I had to name one reason why I prefer Linux over Windows, its probably because I feel like I'm not just clicking on cute little icons or using a setup wizard (next,next,finish), I feel like I'm really computing.


Why did you start using Bodhi?

My first distro was Kubuntu. Now, don't get me wrong, I liked it very much and it helped me figure out this whole Linux thingy. I think, as a transitional distro, Kubuntu is pretty good. After a few weeks, I grew bored and surfed distrowatch.com all day. After a few really REALLY interesting weeks of literally downloading every single distro I could lay my hands on, I settled for LXLE. And it was fine, for a certain amount of time. After some time, I thought to myself: "Bodhi-buddha, surely you don't need a lightweight distro of this proportions, you can probably find something better". So after a few days of thorough searching, I found Bodhi. The first thing I probably saw was the word ENLIGHTENED. I cracked a smile and though to myself, this is probably the distro for me. I feel like Bodhi is a perfect combination of a distro that's capable of doing everything you want, but without all the clutter. So far, so good.


Transitional distro? You think you've transitioned your simple Windows mindset into the great Linux master race in only 3 months?

Actually, I don't think I have. I'm pretty beaten up about the fact that I didn't start using Linux at an early age, and now I'm trying to make up for lost years. I know my Linux proficiency is sub par but I really like learning about it. Got a good recommendation for literature? Send it my way :)


So you're from Zagreb?

Yeah, I live in Zagreb, Croatia. That little country in Europe that kind of looks like a dragon.


You're a student?

Yup, I have a bachelors degree in IT and I'm working towards masters. 


Favorite IDE?

Visual Studio


Favorite language?

C#, no doubt about it.


Favorite Bodhi feature?

Gotta be the AisleRiot Solitaire. I'm seriously hooked. I vaguely remember playing it when i was a kid and not understanding what the hell I'm doing. I spend an hour a day playing Solitaire.


Can I be your friend?

Sure, add me up and we can chat all day buddy.



Yeah, I'm not as active on this forum as I'd like to be, but I'll check it out a few times a day.


So, that's about it.

Cheers to all my Buddhas!

#96358 Hey There - I'm the Bodhi Manager!

Posted by Jeff on 23 December 2015 - 03:50 AM

Welcome to the introductions section of the forum - feel free to create your own thread and share as much or as little about yourself as you'd like!

As for myself - I'm a father of two currently residing in central IL. I started using Linux with Kubuntu 7.10 back in early 2008 and haven't looked back since. I started using Enlightenment in early 2010 and started the Bodhi project a little over a year later towards the end of 2011.

My software experience development experience is largely with python, however I've also got some background in C, bash, and shivers VBA. 

My primary job currently is a stay at home father, but in addition to contributing to Bodhi and some other software projects I also work as adjunct mathematics faculty for a small college. To top all of that off I moonlight on the weekends as a semi-professional card game player for a game called "Magic: the Gathering".

#94531 Classic-menu module for Moksha

Posted by ylee on 24 September 2015 - 06:08 PM

A few of you know this but most don't. I have created a new module for Moksha. The Module, Classic-Menu restores some menu items to Moksha's main menu that used to exist in previous versions of Bodhi and one still finds in current versions of enlightenment. This is the first enlightenment/Moksha module I coded and was an educational experience for me which has made me somewhat eager to learn more about enlightenment module programming.
But anyway some of you may have noticed the main menu for Moksha differs somewhat from the previous menus found in Bodhi or in Enlightenment. I am referring to the missing menu entries for Desktop and Windows. I first looked into this because of Elw3's  forum post, Windows entry in menu?  It has also been mentioned a few other places on the forums, see an even earlier post, Desktop settings missing from menu?
I actually use the Windows menu item alot and btw don't mention alternatives here to me as I know them and I know my way around e17, e19, Moksha very well and plus they are documented here on the forums and should be somewhat in our Bodhis guide to Moksha/Enlightenment. So to make a long story short I followed Jeffs advice:

This is a menu entry most people have no need for so it was removed. If someone wants to pack it up as a third party module that would be OK to include in the repos.

You can create key bindings for showing a current window list or just use a taskbar like a normal person :P

and tried my hand at created a module to restore the missing menu items. Earlier today I added debs for the module to the main repo so if you wish to try it, test it, use it simply install it by the usual:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install classicmenu-moksha

Load the Module as any other and you are good to go :)


The module is sorta pointless if you are using Enlightenment and not Moksha. So I added moksha as a dependency  so it shouldn't install on enlightenment or at least give you a chance to 'chicken ' out.


Currently the Module is english only but I hope to eventually add support for other languages :) Anyone wishing to translate stuff for it don't post here instead IM or email me.


But please report any problems or successes here.


I hope this module is of some use to those Bodhi users that miss these menu items B)

#108952 Pure Bodhi Linux has installed more then 1.000 packages - what for so many?

Posted by Jeff on 12 March 2018 - 04:49 AM

Do not get me wrong. I do not want to criticize Linux, but I only wants to understand why it breaks so often. I am looking cause of that, nothing else.

Let me use an analogy of sorts.


Lets say you bought a really nice car. The most reliable, stable car on the market currently.


You then took a sledge hammer to it and started breaking it into pieces. After a few swings it would no longer start up.


That is effectively what you've done to your operating system. You've taken a sledge hammer to it by removing critical components because you aren't experienced enough to know what you can and can't remove. Then you are confused and blaming the car for not being able to withstand your beatings.

#108520 Weekend Project

Posted by Randy on 25 February 2018 - 01:32 PM

So my brother who is a self professed computer phobe, brought me an old laptop and asked if I could put Linux on it. He got himself involved in a project, and needs email, youtube, google, and office program. So, this is what I come up with...








I hid all the setting and menus I could. Tried to find the simplest apps, and added systemback for a fail safe. I even created a profile, just in case. I wiped out all the mouse bindings, but left the key bindings so I could easily work on it if necessary.  I added the artwork just because he's my brother (doubt he'll ever figure out how to change it). 



Also made a video so he won't forget how to run it.


Thinking of a way to make a script that can sort files in /home, and move them to their proper subfolder. So when he downloads stuff he can find it.


#106699 Excessive CPU useage by menu_cached process

Posted by Randy on 16 September 2017 - 11:03 AM

I have added the hopeful last set of potential fixes from upstream into the repo. Please let us know if this fixes the menu-cache issue reported here. It should in theory and it does for me locally on my test machines.


Just run your system updates as normal to install them. Or if you would prefer not to update your entire system the below should suffice:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libmenu-cache3 libmenu-cache-bin

 If these  packages cause any additional issues NOT related to the menu-cache issue please open a new support thread. Thanks for your time and patience.

Thanks Randy  :D But really no need to thanks me. It is all in days work or in this case almost a weeks work. And really the true thanks goes to Andriy who had an interest and motivation to fix an LXDE library which worked fine in LXDE to accommodate changes in EFL and who quickly knew how to modify the menu-cache code based up the errors showing up in my debugging sessions. It would have taken me days if not weeks to get to that level of competency  with that code base. 



Regardless I have always contributed back to Open-source as long as I have been using it. This predates my usage of Bodhi. It is just I am really visible here and Bodhi members of course notice.


Thank Andrly also.
But if not for you getting on this issue, and finding the right LXDE dev, and working with him, this may never have been solved. 
It just speaks volumes about the devs, involved with Bodhi. From the Waiter's constant updating of themes and modules, to Jeff's vision, and work with keeping the distro upgraded, and Charles constant help solving issues, along with all the other quality help from others (sef and who knows, who all else) it made Moksha very possible. And as a user, I know I appreciate it!  This is one outstanding Distro!
And since LXDE is my second favorite desktop, It's win win for me!!

#106665 Excessive CPU useage by menu_cached process

Posted by ylee on 13 September 2017 - 10:33 PM

I am tentatively proclaiming that with his latest commits Andriy (LStranger) has fixed this issue. Menu-cache is now patched to address the issue we were having using pcmanfm and this library and efl 1.19.1. I have not tested any latter versions of EFL(or enlightenment) but do not anticipate any issues. Give it a few days for the LXDE-dev PPA to add the new deb files and either Jeff or I can put them in Bodhis repo.


Thanks all for the patience all have shown in this issue.

#106371 Theme fixing

Posted by The waiter on 27 August 2017 - 07:02 PM

Hello guys


Another theme work has been done. I considered to be annoying the slider widget button did not move and change its value if I clicked before or behind it (under or above the button in the vertical slider). I needed to focus my mouse to grab the button, hold and release on the changed position. I believe you understand me :)


This fix (beside the battery text value fix) has been applied to Moonlight, Sunshine and Detorious themes.


Enjoy in the upcoming packages (Jeff ?!)




PS: This trivial fix took me "just" 8 hours. Damn, I can't remember when I was so upset with the theme work. Now enjoying my headache ;)

#104665 Bodhi Linux 4.2.0 Relased

Posted by sef on 01 June 2017 - 04:48 PM

Bodhi 3.x will be supported until 2019.

Bodhi 4.x will be supported until 2021.


Bodhi 5.x will come out some time after April 2018 and will be supported until 2023.


Do what you will, but you could wait until 5.x comes out to upgrade / reinstall if you don't want to mess around with OS re-configurations.


( ps. I'm not trying to discourage anyone from installing Bodhi 4.x !!! Just laying out the info here. )   :)

#102710 1 year plus

Posted by graywizardlinux on 14 January 2017 - 06:38 PM

meant to post this a few weeks ago.  just way too busy.  as of 12/24/16 it has ben 1 year (now plus) using only linux with no mac to fall back on and more specifically Bodhi.  It has been a sweet experience; just wish i did not have such a bad crazy year so as to learn more about a couple of apps and to try to figure another 1 or 2 that i needed for various uses.


Intentions were good but time was limited for experimentation and growth.


anyway - that is the name of that tune.



#101679 enable numlock

Posted by Charles@Bodhi on 09 November 2016 - 02:57 PM

Moksha is not unity or lubuntu, it has its own ways of doing things.


WIN+Space opens the quick launcher

Type numlockx and then hit TAB

Select New application entry and hit ENTER

Now do fill the needed boxes:

Name: Numlockx_Launch

Application: numlockx on

next tab Icon > Icon: bodhi

next tab General > Generic Name: Start Numlockx App

Categories: Settings;

Now hit Apply


This will result in a new entry in the menu. Not that you need that, but you need a launcher that is visible in the settings.


Go to SettingsPanel > Apps > Startup Applications

Under applications select Numlockx_Launch and hit Add and next Apply.


Reboot to check that it works.