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#107769 Help Cleaning up the Wiki

Posted by Oblio on 03 January 2018 - 09:44 PM

[edit] - for now, I have created an "Archive Wiki" menu that leads to pages regarding Enlightenment...I hate to delete information that someone may still find helpful...along the lines of why we people cannot delete forum entries...]


Also, is Elementary a thing anymore?  I always confuse this with Enlightenment for some reason... curious due to this, "Changing Elementary Theme" Wiki - is it outdated/to be archived?



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#107767 Bodhi Linux

Posted by Oblio on 03 January 2018 - 08:53 PM



What questions do you have left?  Shoot the numbers out and we'll give it a go.  That's a pretty comprehensive question list - nice assignment!



#107765 Help Cleaning up the Wiki

Posted by Oblio on 03 January 2018 - 07:34 PM

Redundant post removed.  Sry

#107757 Bodhi Linux

Posted by Oblio on 03 January 2018 - 02:57 AM

Well, I'll bet those questions weren't written by anyone familiar with Linux. :rolleyes:


...that was my initial thought... ^_^


That said, it's QBasic.  Definitely QBasic.


Oh wait...

#107741 Help Cleaning up the Wiki

Posted by Oblio on 02 January 2018 - 05:46 AM

Hello All,


I went ahead and created a CLI/Commands basics page on our Wiki...I did not include examples of syntax for all commands at this time...I figured we could populate this as seen fit.




Feedback welcome (as always!).




I'm noticing that from our cleanup last January that we have several menu/table of contents pages.  I'm still trying to figure out how we can best streamline this.  Our Quick Start, FAQ and Tutorial Pages are all basically the same links displayed in different ways.  I can see this being confusing for new users as they may get caught in a loop just going from menu to menu, etc.  Also, on the tutorials page, some links do not lead to anything. 


Also, I would like to explore the .desktop file birdmun mentioned.  I don't have experience with this but could see it being a great addition.


Thank you everyone - happy New Year - cheers!

#107724 Happy new year!

Posted by Oblio on 01 January 2018 - 04:02 PM

Cheers, SmartDuck!


Happy New Year, all!


To another great year of computing and Bodhi!

#107707 Something not to do on a holiday weekend

Posted by Oblio on 31 December 2017 - 10:45 PM

As a heads up whenever apt asks you to type "yes say as I do" it is because the operation it is about to attempt is going to purge a bunch of system critical packages that often ends up with an unusable system. 


I'm trying to think of a great wiki to augment with this information...

#107702 Something not to do on a holiday weekend

Posted by Oblio on 31 December 2017 - 07:50 PM

Yikes!  Sorry to hear you had to do a new install!  I wonder what would cause that issue; I haven't used Opera personally...


Thank you for posting this - hopefully it will help others!


Also, great time to remind people to keep your data backed-up, because, you never know!




I remember when I ran a certain OS that starts with a "W" - as a power user/gamer I would re-install (religiously) every six months.  This kept my system running pretty much as well as possible (beyond many other registry tweaks, optimizations, etc).


Now as a Linux user, I feel so spoiled...I re-install once every few years...basically for major version changes (which I'm not even sure is needed).




On a semi-related note (I know, really ranting now) I have been a Maximum PC reader for over a decade.  They recently did a head-to-head article between MacOS, Windoz and Linux...low and behold, Windows won (no surprise, it's a magazine for gamers and the general public).  However, they knocked Linux due to "stability issues".  Odd that most every supercomputer and server in the world runs Linux...generally you would want a server and supercomputer to be stable, I would guess...


If they experienced stability issues... chalk it up to user error (they only have one staffer that claims to know Linux)?  Regardless, I couldn't finish the rest of the magazine I was so perturbed by that comment.  I would like to see a Windows PC be able to even go a month without a restart after updates (once every patch Tuesday I would come in and not be able to work for at least 10 or so minutes while my PC updated, restarted, updated some more, restarted, etc).  Can't remember the last Linux update I ran that required a "restart".  I know that stability and uptime are not necessarily the same, but they are very closely related.


Done ranting!


Thank you, Val!

#107691 How to include a picture in a post?

Posted by Oblio on 30 December 2017 - 05:41 PM


Using ephoto (our default picture viewer) is a good start. Open the picture, menu (file section) and upload the picture to the imgur.com. After uploading it offers an URL which you can copy and then paste to the url dialog you mentioned above.


I added this to the Quick FAQ Wiki - thank you, The waiter!

#107551 no visible desktop after startup

Posted by Oblio on 20 December 2017 - 07:18 PM

Having similar problems on an old Dell 2.4GHz Celeron box with 2Gb DRAM, built-in Intel VGA (with max 8Mb of shared system memory for video - max 640x480 screen size in 16 colors!!!  Unusable.) with a Matrox Millineium II VGA card added with 64Mb dedicated VRAM, as "plain vanilla as it gets.


This box ran Ubuntu 10 reasonably well, no install or other video problems, runs all variants of Puppy Linux just fine, the MGA card is detected and used, as selected in BIOS, just fine.


Bodhi install disk runs fine and looks good when Option 2 (software rendering) is selected.  Install went without a hitch.  But have two BIG "show-stopper" probs.  1) Black screen upon boot, and 2) If I boot into "Console mode" to try and correct the first [who knows how many] section of available scrolls offscreen and cannot be accessed.  The "| more" argument is not available to cause pagination, as in >help | more


Inspection of the X11R7 config file shows correct identification of the MGA card and the "mga" driver is called first, but the code appears to lack an exit point when a video driver successfully loads, which appears to be loading the Intel video driver as well!  I only have one monitor.


Bodhi is a great looking product, well designed, thoughtfully put together - one of the most polished distro's I have ever seen and I have been "on board" with *nux OS's since the late 1970's (Berkeley Unix 1.8), NeXT box in 1984 (Berkeley Unix 2.0) and later Linux - all flavours.


Any suggestions?  Many thanks!


Hello fudoki,


This is a really old thread, you may have more success opening a new one specifically for your issue.


Welcome to the forums, good luck and cheers!



#107516 Help Cleaning up the Wiki

Posted by Oblio on 16 December 2017 - 08:20 PM

Updated the "Startup Applications and Swami Control Panel" wiki page to include information about Swami as these sections were rather intertwined.  The current formatting is pretty lame despite me trying to break things down logically to represent the menu system.  Thoughts?


We definitely need so some screen shots - I am not currently able to accomplish adding these - boo.  Anywho - we now have a Swami section.  Swami  is great - I wish it was on my system earlier!


Cheers Bodhi Bandits! 

#107460 Auto Start Works for Some Apps, Not Others

Posted by Oblio on 12 December 2017 - 05:57 PM

I don't know if this is related, but every time I log in to Bodhi the caps lock light on the keyboard is activated... even though caps lock is not really activated... and I have to click it twice to turn it off. I switched to the Bodhi green theme and it still happens.


Spankmon, you may want to open a new thread for this as this thread has been marked as solved.


Thank you!

#107366 Help Cleaning up the Wiki

Posted by Oblio on 05 December 2017 - 06:13 PM

Thank you, Sef!


Do you think it would be worthwhile to include your excellent information [thank you, btw!] near the end of the install page under a heading of something along the lines of, "*if unetbootin didn't work*"?  I am fortunate in that unetbootin has worked successfully each time I have attempted. 


I am not sure how much access I have to a Windows machine...but I'm sure we could acquire some screen shots, etc.  Also, thank you for walking me through this information, as creating bootable install media is not one of my strengths.


Let's come up with a step by step to post and check with Jeff to see if it jives? 


Thank you again, Sef - your knowledge of Linux is awesome :)

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#106467 So Far harvest season has been extremely good

Posted by Oblio on 31 August 2017 - 01:22 PM

used tannoys for mixing

Sorry to stir up an old topic....but I just picked up a pair of old, blue, active Tannoys for cheap - a buddy had the red, passive versions back when they were new...I'm happy with them...that said, the Cantons and Genelecs that I have heard are definitely next level :)


Gardening, harvesting, beer/wine, code, metal - what's not to love here?!

#106448 Moksha raspberry pi

Posted by Oblio on 31 August 2017 - 03:03 AM



I have been dreaming of this for some time (and bugging Jeff from time to time :D )


We utilize Pis at work for all sorts of stuff...Yodeck, nurse stations, etc...it would be great to be able to experiment in Bodhi and see where we end up! 

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