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Adding Screen Shots to Bodhi Wiki - Security Error

20 December 2017 - 07:36 PM

Hello Community,


I've been working on updating our Wiki and have been successful in updating the text on several pages.  That said, I hit a snag when I attempted to add media (images/screenshots/etc).  Many of the updates I'm looking to complete are regarding old menu screenshots, etc.


Despite trying to upload media to our Wiki's back-end as PNGs that appear to be within size limits/resolutions/etc, I am receiving an error stating, "sorry this file type is not permitted for security reasons."


I have attempted using the "add media button" and I thought just copy and paste would work but that doesn't seem to jive either.


I took a look on the net and found this...




This link seems to indicate we may need a new plug-in or to update our version?


I have not used this feature of a Wordpress Wiki before, so I'm not ruling out user error, however, I have a lot of experience with Joomla! and can't imagine the two handle media too differently.  Wondering if my account does not have permissions or my screenshots have the wrong permissions?


Any previous Bodhi Wiki or other Wordpress Wiki editors run into this? 




Many thanks, community!

Electronics Workbench PSU with Multiple Outputs from an old PC PSU - random electronics...

02 December 2017 - 05:50 AM

Hello Community,


For anyone interested in electronics, I semi-recently turned an old Antec 500w PC PSU into an electronics lab power supply...sort of a fun/cheap project for anyone with a desire to play with electronics that possesses some soldering skills.  Total project investment was around 4 dollars - not bad!


A great part of this project is that between the rails, you have the flexibility to use 3.3, 5 and 12 volts and any combinations of those...with protection circuits and with a decent amount of amperage (ok HIGH amperage - enough to cook projects and be quite lethal if not careful!!!).  If you are a PC enthusiast, likely you have several PSUs in your basement...I sure do!  If you need a lab PSU, this may be of interest to you!


I also recently built a signal tracer as well...the body of the device is an old toothbrush (lols, I know...super "ghetto", but it IS insulating :))...another budget project I can walk anyone through that is interested.  The benefit of this tracer is that it can connect to a battery powered speaker and use a cell phone for a signal generator...this avoids any possible ground issues that could blow up the devices in question...sort of neat!




I'm trying to diagnose a kit PAiA 5760 Roctave Divider guitar pedal that was gifted to me several years ago that has never worked.  I have schematics and have corrected several issues from the initial build, but still "no go"...not sure if anyone here is familiar with op amps, etc...but I have a feeling that the initial build errors either cooked some op amps or transistors.  Anyway, this could be an interesting thing to diagnose.  Any assistance would rock...tave!


Keep rockin' everyone!  Cheers!



Dual/Multiple monitors - only able to use one at a time?

31 August 2017 - 12:57 AM

Hello Community and Team!


It's been a crazy summer - great to see everyone again!  Lots of house projects, kids being in the hospital (pneumonia, heart surgery), work, work, more work :)



I'm running into an issue where I am not able to use my secondary monitor if I have anything displayed on my primary monitor (or vice versa) - programs, if I am able to move them to the second monitor, become unresponsive (cannot click/enter text) or the programs shoot off into outerspace...and are basically "gone". 


I have tried playing with geometry, focus and window settings without luck.  I have not changed any X Server settings (that I am aware of...)


I originally thought this only effected Firefox when I started a new tab and dragged it to the secondary monitor, but since have found it is most (all?) programs.


I have been experiencing this issue for a while but have just finally had time to post - finally, the time has come!  Things were working fine at one point...I wish I could pin-point when they stopped a bit better...maybe 3-4 months ago? 


I'm using Nvidia X Server, running a GTX570.  Some other basics... Nvidia driver version 375.66.  4.4.0-36-generic... please let me know what else is needed to assist.


Thank you everyone!  :)

Bodhi Youtube channel

24 April 2017 - 05:17 PM

Hello Community,


I was going through some fairly old forum content...and discovered that we have a Youtube channel.  Is there/has there been any thought on updating or utilizing this?  It looks like most of the content is two plus years old.  I personally do not use Youtube from a content creation standpoint, but from working on our Wiki, I could see this being a complimentary tool for users.



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

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.