Neophyte help for installing Bodhi 4 Appack
I figured I'd write up some notes for helping newbies get their head around Bodhi and linux re: install. I am not going to explain every step or i would have to redo it and write as i am doing it. Most things are pretty straightforward though. Upfront, i have installed on 3 different Thinkpad models old and newer and also a Dell Inspiron. I also am using a DVD burned iso - because i like it that way and i never could get the usb stick install to work. Maybe it was the actual creation on the stupid stick - just do not know or recall. the 3 TP's i had an external usb drive and the dell had a DVD drive in it.
First of all i ran the live to get access to wifi and i hit the do not lock blank screen under menu >settings> settings panel>screen. I also do the presentation Mode via settings>modes. presentation. Once i got that set and wifi connected I installed,
first of all do not use the 4.1 if you have it - burn the newest one. mine was 4.1 at the time i burned. the 2 installs glitched badly when i used the install updates and codecs, etc. with the install. The 3rd time i just did the codecs and worked but i later had a couple of issues. When I first used the Bodhi 4.2 iso i installed with choosing the 2 options. it worked nicely in all 3 cases. where i had moksha issues and freezes and even wifi connection issues; i did not in the proper 4 installation. do the installation and follow the instructions. i do not mess with partitioning because of multiple past issues and plain dumbness/stupidity. when the installation completes remove the DVD or usb drive and i waited about 30: and hit enter. It rebooted and voila - it happens. Bodhi!
I then redo the same presentation and screen lock stuff and then in terminal do
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gconf2 man-db desktop-file-utils mime-support menu
sudo dpkg -i libgpds0_1.5.1-6ubuntu2_amd64.deb gpointing-device-settings_1.5.1-6ubuntu2_amd64.deb
this uodates everything, and the for laptop users gets you to a fix for installing gpoined-devices - for trackpad usability.
I then ran
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
which are the extras and codecs not installed at original install.
i then ran synaptic to remove some of the stuff in appack and also added what i needed. I also used the Bodhi appcenter via midori - was told it only worked in midori though i only use chromium exclusively! the do another
sudo apt-get update to update all new stuff/apps/packages added.
from there you can tweak all of the different apps and settings and windows etc.
Hope this helps!