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#106002 Bodhi 4.x.y in the News

Posted by DaveL60 on 08 August 2017 - 06:59 PM

Also nice that Bodhi is #1 on FOSSBYTES list of lightweight Linux distros:




#2 is Puppy, which is cool but seriously non-standard in so many ways.

#105269 Hello from old (Linux) new (Bodhi) user.

Posted by DaveL60 on 25 June 2017 - 01:29 PM

Welcome, calinb, hope you find Bodhi to your liking.  My one pre-installation recommendation would be to read Jeff's and Charles' material on setting up a separate data partition. It was pretty easy to do and seems likely to be a long-term time saver.


You can find the relevant links in this post of mine.  http://forums.bodhil...w-installation/


Have fun.

#105101 Difference running Bodhi in VB and actual install

Posted by DaveL60 on 20 June 2017 - 11:29 AM

As birdmun said, the hardware the VM presents looks different than the actual hardware and will be much more generic. My semi-informed speculation would be that you mostly like either have a kernel issue or a driver issue. I'm nowhere near wizard enough to really help diagnose, but the first thing I'd check would be the kernel versions between the Mint that works OK and Bodhi that's glitchy. If they're the same, then it's almost certainly something to do with hardware drivers.

#104744 Why not upgrades between major Bodhi versions?

Posted by DaveL60 on 05 June 2017 - 04:07 AM

GrayWizard:  you have my complete sympathy. My wife has rheumatoid arthritis and I watch daily what she has to struggle through.  I will take careful notes when I finally get some time to upgrade my 3.x to 4.x. We've spent most of the last year on planning and carrying out fairly significant first floor renovations, so the 'puters are only getting essential attention.  But the end is in sight!  (to be followed by having family stay for a few months, just to complicate things.)

#104726 Why not upgrades between major Bodhi versions?

Posted by DaveL60 on 04 June 2017 - 01:21 PM

graywizardlinux:  your posts suggests there are a lot of computers in your home. Maybe take a "spare" one and work through the partitioning + reinstallation process on a system where there's nothing important to lose?  Bonus points for documenting what you learn and sharing it here.   :)


I've set up a data partition on my Bodhi 3.x as suggested by Jeff and Charles; it seems an excellent solution (especially as I'd like to set up another Linux variant on the system to play with). I need to go back and refresh my memory on how to restore the links to it before I upgrade to 4.2. But I'm confident it's a solid way to simplify upgrading over time.

#104557 WPS Office

Posted by DaveL60 on 28 May 2017 - 02:15 PM

I'll have to give this a shot; the idea of a capable but lightweight office suite is definitely appealing (although I like LibreOffice just fine).  I am, however, highly suspicious of the description that WPS is "fully compatible with" MS Office file formats. In 30 years or so of office computing I've never seen two applications from different vendors that are 'fully compatible" across file formats.

#104006 Fun with another OS...oh wait, not really...

Posted by DaveL60 on 19 April 2017 - 12:06 PM

Well, it's no solution to the MSN app problem, but my preference today for setting up an unreliable user (for lack of a better term) with a PC would a be Chromebook. Closest thing to a bulletproof computer I know.  And at the risk of being heretical  :)  I don't mean a Chromebook with Bodhi; just a Chromebook.

#103980 Possible to have outbound Gmail appear to come from Bodhi Linux address

Posted by DaveL60 on 18 April 2017 - 12:11 PM

Like YLee, I have an alternate From: address in my email. The problem is The Rules Have Changed.  No doubt YLee and I did the same thing: (approximately) had Gmail send a message with a confirmation link to the alternate address, click the link when we got the email, address added.  No sweat.  But apparently more and more receiving mail servers these days are rejecting email where the domain in the From: address doesn't match the domain of the sending server. So now, if you want to send from, e.g., bodhilinux.com, there has to be an SMTP server associated with bodhilinux.com for Gmail to use.


My grandfathered-in alternative address seems to work fine with Gmail and I don't know of anything I've sent being rejected, but what Gmail's doing now aligns with what our ISP started doing a while back and I assume for the same reasons. 


All of the above comes from my asking essentially the same question on the Gmail help forum within the last week.


Bottom line: I don't think you can add your bodhilinux.com address to your Gmail unless Jeff & Team want to set up an SMTP server for the bodhilinux.com domain and start adding users to it.


Sorry to be the bearer of disappointing news.

#103082 Anyone have any experience with recording audio w/in Bodhi?

Posted by DaveL60 on 03 February 2017 - 11:56 AM

Found a whole website devoted to music production with FOSS. This article on configuring Linux for music recording might be of use.

#102927 Do we need a "normal" 32bit release?

Posted by DaveL60 on 28 January 2017 - 12:01 PM

32-bit non-PAE is fine for me, but I'd hate to see a complete absence of a 32-bit version (64-bit OS with only 2GB RAM yields poor performance). 

#102824 Google Chrome

Posted by DaveL60 on 23 January 2017 - 03:07 AM

Note, too, that if you're on a 32-bit system, Chrome is officially unsupported. Official support only for 64-bit.

#102729 1 year plus

Posted by DaveL60 on 15 January 2017 - 01:14 PM

Way to go!  I continue to just tinker, partly because moving my spouse to Linux feels like a non-starter, partly because I used Windows at work anyway, and partly because my music studio PC is Windows and swapping that over to Linux looks like it would be a bigger deal than I want to get involved in.

#102649 Anyone have any experience with recording audio w/in Bodhi?

Posted by DaveL60 on 11 January 2017 - 12:19 PM

I've been out of the loop for recording (seriously, no pun intended...) for several years so this is all very helpful!  


There are a staggering number of resources on the web and tutorial videos of all sorts on YouTube. Getting back in the loop shouldn't prove too hard, especially if you've got some prior knowledge.


Don't forget to post links here to any recordings you make, so we can all congratulate you!   :D

#102635 Anyone have any experience with recording audio w/in Bodhi?

Posted by DaveL60 on 10 January 2017 - 12:35 PM

No specific experience here, but maybe a couple of useful resources:

  • Tracktion is an excellent DAW that runs on Linux (as well as Win & Mac); commercial but very reasonably priced
  • The forums at KVR Audio can be an excellent resource for all things DAW-ish

Best of luck.

#101866 Want to confirm correct kernel upgrade for Dirty Cow

Posted by DaveL60 on 19 November 2016 - 02:27 PM

Steve Gibson covered this pretty well in Security Now! #583 (transcript, search for "COW"; he does spend rather more describing the basics of race conditions than the details of this particular one).  While it's is a high-severity bug, Steve's advice aligns with Jeff's description: it's mostly a concern for those with Internet-facing Linux servers ("anything with an open port"). For an individual user running their machine on a home or work network behind a typical NAT or corporate firewall, it's a relatively small concern. OTOH, if you've got an Internet facing server, getting a patched kernel onto that system should be a very high priority.