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In Topic: Bodhi 4.3.1 legacy - guest account auto login does not work

13 October 2017 - 01:30 PM

This is a bit of a hack and could be worked around if someone was either clever enough or (un)lucky, but you could:

- go into screen lock settings

- check box by "Use Custom Screenlock Command"

- in the text box enter something like `zenity --info --text='Lock not allowed'`


This way, when the lock command is attempted in the System Actions, an info box will pop up saying locking is not allowed.

In Topic: Bodhi 4.3.1 legacy - guest account auto login does not work

12 October 2017 - 04:33 PM

You can disable the X server screensaver in a terminal like this

xset s off

If you do `xset q`, and you see in the Screen Saver section 'timeout: 0', then your X server screensaver is already disabled and that's not the issue.



You can disable the Moksha in-built screensaver by going to the GUI Settings Panel --> Screen --> Blanking. Then in the box de-select the 'Enable screen blanking'.

Alternatively you could possibly disable locking (but keep screen blanking) by going to Settings Panel --> Screen --> Screen Lock. Then de-select 'Lock on Startup', 'Lock on Suspend', 'Lock after X screensaver activates' & 'Lock when idle time exceeded'.

(I'm not sure how to perform the Moksha Screensaver actions from the terminal)



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In Topic: Total NOOB running into a roadblock

21 September 2017 - 06:53 PM


I know you mentioned that the BIOS can't boot to USB, but does it even have the CHOICE to attempt to boot a USB on your laptop?

Because if your BIOS is new enough to have that option, GWL's first post would definitely be the easiest way. If your BIOS doesn't even have the choice, we'll have to go about it a different way. Something like what you & birdmun are saying about hooking up your old HDD to your new PC.


FYI --

There are likely to be hardware driver issues with an old laptop, especially the wifi. Without wifi, these driver issues can be a bear to tackle sometimes.

It might be easier to install virtualbox onto your new PC and then install Bodhi onto a virtual machine there. You will have internet access, and can still play around and learn Linux to your hearts content without actually dual booting your new pc. (just my 2 cents)

In Topic: Screen remains dark after blanking

18 September 2017 - 10:38 AM

Could it be some memory going bad? The more programs you have open, the more memory will be used... 


If you boot to the live ISO in Legacy mode (not UEFI mode), there is an option to run 'memtest'. You've probably seen it on other distro's too. Since the problem is intermittent it may not pick it up right away, but it might pick something up through a few runs. Could be worth a try if you're still interested in looking into it.

In Topic: Bodhi 4.x.y in the News

07 September 2017 - 02:51 PM

With Bodhi 4.3.1, Linux Insider offers a nice review as well: http://www.linuxinsi...ory/84788.html  B)

That truly is a flattering review. Thanks for the link!