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Oblio

Member Since 31 Aug 2011
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#104034 ArandR

Posted by Oblio on 20 April 2017 - 12:52 PM



Bodhi Linux is a great piece of software, but certain annoying things must be improved. Today, many people work with more than one monitor. It is terribly annoying to do that with Bodhi. I have not found out a way to make Bodhi automatically start with the correct monitor configuration. Every time I start I have call the configuration file and apply it again. Should it not be possible that the system recognizes the monitor configuration automatically? Ubuntu does without problems.

 

Depending on what video card you use, this can be easily setup.  I personally have run three monitors on Bodhi for years.  In my opinion, Linux is great for this due to it's ability to use absolute positioning (in my opinion it does this much better than windoz) - that is, if one monitor is slightly higher/lower than the other, you can assign it to the system in a way that your mouse will move smoothly from one monitor to the next without coming on the screen higher or lower from the previous monitor.

 

I use Nvidia cards, so I am using their control panel...which is really just editing your xconfig file.  Generally, back up your old config (to be safe - change the filename to "xconfigbackup" or something) and then open the Nvidia control panel as sudo.  This should allow you to save your config.  If not, you may need to chmod the xconfig file while it is being edited.

 

AMD/ATI I would assume is just as easy as Linux generally supports AMD/ATI natively.

 

Provide some more details and we should be able to get you setup.

 

Cheers!

 

[edit]

 

https://askubuntu.co...ns-after-reboot - This should get you started.




#104018 Possible to have outbound Gmail appear to come from Bodhi Linux address

Posted by Oblio on 19 April 2017 - 04:24 PM

I wonder if you could set up a RPi on your network to run as a mail server for your bodhilinux email and then point gmail at that server?

 

That's the kind of thing I was wonder about too.  I'm not a big email/web person...I work more with PC hardware and networking... 

 

Anyone dabble with this?

 

Otherwise, I figure setting up a webset for a blog or something and then having email with that on the domain I setup may be the other option.  [edit] however...if I do all of that, I guess I would just set my own email address on my own domain and side-step this question altogether...

 

Why did they have to make spoofing an address so hard - darn the Internets! ^_^




#103970 Fun with another OS...oh wait, not really...

Posted by Oblio on 17 April 2017 - 04:17 PM

So this past weekend I had the (dis)pleasure of working on my parent's computer that is running another OS...we here at Bodhi do not distro/OS bash so I will not name said OS...

 

~*cough cough windoz 8.1*~...

 

...needless to say, this poor PC, though poor browsing habits had picked up a virus...well, 10 of them.  Through some work, I was able to find out what had been blocking their anti-virus, remove their present firewall/anti-v, update with fresh, attack said viruses and remove them.  I was able to clean out their browsers and start fresh as well.

 

(Some background...my father is not very good with a keyboard and mouse, so he uses the "features" of his OS to use the touchscreen on this machine.) 

 

So while re-running the new anti-virus after completing my work, I happened to notice that the virus scan was taking HOURS on this one random folder...in back-tracing, it was some sort of cache for a MSN News app... this "cache" folder had 265,000+ FILES in it an occupied a space of roughly 52 GIGS!   This is a relatively new machine (two to three years) running an i3, etc...

 

In searching online, this is a known bug that a certain company doesn't want to take care of (surprise!!!).  I promptly removed the offending app to find that the cache stopped collecting files (again, surprise, oh wait, not really...).  My father, however, was not happy using the MSN browser based news page and requested that I add the app back to his system. 

 

In just one day, the app had cached 650+ files at hundreds of megabytes. 

 

I really can't believe that is even remotely ok!  Over time, this app will eventually fill my parent's hard drive until the machine is rendered useless (until my next visit).  Searching online doesn't seem to offer a solution or workaround...people with this OS and App just have to deal with it.

 

How unfortunate. 

 

I am certainly glad that Bodhi doesn't cache files and try to hide them buried deep within the OS...or cache them to the extent that this folder was, as it is many times the size of my OS.  Just really sad.  I wish I could convert my parents, but they are really afraid of change. 

 

Anyway, three cheers for Bodhi!   I honestly have not been that frustrated with a PC since I dropped the mainstream OS many years ago...good reaffirmation of why I did and never looked back.




#103837 android devices - lack of security

Posted by Oblio on 06 April 2017 - 06:42 PM



ok thanks but the new tizen phones are so hackable and these are new. so i was wondering....

 

Sloppy programming as I suspected...

 

https://arstechnica....rishly-written/




#103828 What does Linux do when it shuts down?

Posted by Oblio on 06 April 2017 - 01:13 PM

Are you talking about changing this line in /etc/default/grub

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet nosplash"

to this

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=""

then running the command

sudo update-grub2

?

 

I do it to all my linux machines so I can see the messages scroll on boot. There's no splash screen, but I like the info.

 

Indeed - that seems to be the ticket - thank you!  I don't know why but there is something strangely satisfying watching this....




#103812 Sticky notes module

Posted by Oblio on 05 April 2017 - 04:42 PM

I added a new feature yesterday. Font size changing by clicking the sticky header. I will try to make packages for you in the evening and then ask Jeff to put it to the repo for your testing...

 

Ballin'!  This is great!  Thank you and gladly will!




#103548 Printer support package

Posted by Oblio on 10 March 2017 - 02:36 PM

I have had success in using CUPs with several different printers (photo, wireless and otherwise) in Bodhi...not sure if that is an option. 

 

CUPS is fairly straightforward, which is nice.  Possibly a fallback, in case...




#103230 Bodhi - Real Time Kernel?

Posted by Oblio on 13 February 2017 - 02:25 PM

Update!

 

An interesting thing is that I was suspecting a bottleneck in my system's performance due to running a powerful system but using integrated graphics...now that I have installed a video card, like magic, my XRuns are gone!

 

I was able to play guitar through Guitarix for roughly an hour last night with nary an XRun!

 

There is some chance that my XRuns were related to the segfault issue, but I'm not thinking so as I wouldn't be actively moving/resizing windows when the XRuns would occur.

 

Happy Happy!




#103095 Bodhi Case Badge?

Posted by Oblio on 04 February 2017 - 03:54 AM

Case badges showed up - pcs and laptops are lookin' good! 

 

Thank you, Jeff!




#103063 Clock is 13 hours early

Posted by Oblio on 02 February 2017 - 03:04 PM

Open terminology and run the command:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

You will be prompted to type your password (which will not appear while being typed) press enter and follow the on screen questions. Note this is an ncurses screen so you will need to navigate it with the keyboard.

Hit any issues feel free to ask.
 

Welcome to the forums mate.

 

Jeff - I added this info to the Wiki...under the "configuring-your-new-bodhi-system"...seems to come up a fair amount on the forums.




#103056 Help Cleaning up the Wiki

Posted by Oblio on 02 February 2017 - 01:36 PM

I think that makes sense.

 

One thing I was thinking for our tracking sheet...we likely should include every wiki on it and the link, etc...then, hopefully we can identify items that are not pertinent anymore and just eradicate them.  I'm hoping to start on this today...we'll see how busy work is!

 

Thank you everyone for assisting!  This is great!




#102994 100k Forum Posts!

Posted by Oblio on 31 January 2017 - 02:56 AM

Hello Community,

 

Just noticed we cracked 100k forum posts recently - that's a pretty cool thing! 

 

A lot of information resides in these forums - thank you all who contribute and visit :)




#102987 Help Cleaning up the Wiki

Posted by Oblio on 30 January 2017 - 06:45 PM

Hello Everyone,

 

We have started a generic Google Spreadsheet to track areas of interest for updates...timelines, etc.  If anyone wants to take a look and/or add information, please PM me.

 

Thanks!

 

[Edit] - It was Jeff's idea! :)




#102919 Do we need a "normal" 32bit release?

Posted by Oblio on 27 January 2017 - 07:41 PM

The number of downloads may be some indicator, but is not a mirror of reality. I download a Bodhi 32-bit version just one time, and that 32-bit version has been installed in tens of thousands computers via Escuelas Linux.

If only schools and governments **cough, cough - US** would more openly accept open source.  I have been pushing at work to promote this...I have succeed in getting several Rasp Pis put into use in our production environment, which is nice I suppose, but far from widespread/large scale.

 

It's just crazy reading about how much of the world is adopting open source, governments offices or otherwise and yet here the US is...

 

Do schools in Mexico really openly embrace Linux?  Exciting and awesome news if so!




#102912 Do we need a "normal" 32bit release?

Posted by Oblio on 27 January 2017 - 06:12 PM

It seems like narrowing things down would allow a more focused development and support effort.  Despite the wording to "use 32 bit if unsure..." I have found myself gravitating toward the 64 bit releases figuring, "My system is 64 bit, why not utilize it?"

 

There are still plenty of systems out there that are 32 bit, but the same goes for ARM, etc.  Unfortunately it is hard to support ALL software.  

 

This is a difficult discussion...