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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.

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

06 April 2017 - 05:18 PM

Hello Community!


I have an email alias (blahblah@bodhilinux.com) that was setup by our very own Jeff - this points to a Gmail address - I was wondering, is it possible to have emails that I send from my Gmail appear to have come from this bohilinux.com address (sort of, spoofed, if you will - nothing nefarious, promise)? 


I was planning on using the whoopiewoo@bodhilinux.com address but realized that any received email that I reply to, would stem from a different address...which may confuse people, etc.


Anyone know a workaround?


Thank you in advance for any advice!

100k Forum Posts!

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 :)