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#106164 Distrowatch search for netbooks category not showing Bodhi in list of suitabl...

Posted by sef on Yesterday, 07:09 PM

How was it fixed?

I emailed Jesse Smith on the contact page asking him to add Netbooks as a category for us. He got back to me in 1 hour saying he would change it, and voila, there it is!  :)

#106160 Distrowatch search for netbooks category not showing Bodhi in list of suitabl...

Posted by sef on Yesterday, 02:07 PM

Fixed, now included in netbook searches

#106042 CPU gets stuck?

Posted by sef on 09 August 2017 - 08:55 PM



According to this bug page, this issue is supposed to have been resolved in version 1.0.2 --


If you read about the bug on that page, you will gain a little understanding as to what the libmenu-cache* does. Too much info to post it all here.


I'll keep digging and see if I can find anything else.

#106016 Ejecting media

Posted by sef on 09 August 2017 - 01:11 AM

You might want to try Charles' suggestion in this other Bodhi forum post.

#106003 CPU gets stuck?

Posted by sef on 08 August 2017 - 07:13 PM

(This may or may not be relevant to your situation)

I have an nvidia graphics card on my laptop and seemingly randomly I would get that same situation. If I remember right I think it was Xorg maxing out the CPU. When I installed the proprietary drivers for my graphics card that fixed the issue.

As a note, I had the issue on Bodhi 4.x, but not 3.x on that laptop.

#105940 Etcher

Posted by sef on 04 August 2017 - 10:39 AM

(my 2 cents alert)


Are there some advantages I don't know over the plain 'dd' ?



I currently use dd to create USB's, but speaking for myself when I was not overly comfortable with the command line, I liked having a GUI there to do the work. I think mostly because I didn't understand what some of the commands were. And this is no knock on people who use GUI's, I still use GUI's over command line on a lot of things simply because I choose to. I think maybe some GUI's are more user-friendly & reliable than others.


I really like Rufus and it's FOSS. If someone had the time to port it over to Linux, I think that would be fantastic.


I ran in to issues burning the 4.2 iso to a flash drive with ... dd ...



I had trouble once using dd to put an ISO onto a USB and it ended up being the partition table on the USB that was messed up. For some reason dd wasn't over-writing it correctly. So I used Gparted to delete all partitions and reformat several times alternately as FAT32 & ext4 and the USB started working with dd again. Not completely sure why... But when it was messed up Gparted, parted & fdisk were showing 1Gb total capacity on a 16Gb USB stick. Once I got it straightened out it was showing 16Gb again and has been working for me since. (knocks on wood)

#105920 Moksha raspberry pi

Posted by sef on 03 August 2017 - 10:55 AM

I have a colleague that is working on a raspberry pi project. He loves the speed and light footprint of Moksha and would like to use it in his project.


Has anyone compiled Moksha for the raspberry pi 3 (arm) to install onto raspbian or ubuntu?

#105917 Etcher

Posted by sef on 03 August 2017 - 10:36 AM

When you format it, do you use GPT or MBR partitioning scheme?

If you're trying to install to a UEFI machine, you will have to have GPT partitioning. But if your machine is Legacy/BIOS you will need MBR partitioning. The difference is how the partition table is layed out. MBR partitioning puts the table at the very front of the disk, while GPT puts it at the first logical block of the device. If you're booting into a UEFI machine it is trying to look at the first logical block to see your partition layout.


This describes it pretty well


#105808 User profile and computer name

Posted by sef on 28 July 2017 - 10:47 AM

Hi Michel,

We are a very small team that also has jobs to do besides volunteer at Bodhi. We love working on software, but also have to pay the bills and spend time with loved-ones as well.


I believe you could install 'gnome-control-center' or 'unity-control-center' to do what you want, but it will probably also pull in a bunch of other packages if you're ok with that. If you want to install them with a little less bloat you could try one of these commands --

sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends gnome-control-center

--> on a test run says it will pull in 38.9MB of extra packages.

sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends unity-control-center

--> on a test run says it will pull in 30.4 MB of extra packages.


Disclaimer -- I don't have either of these packages installed because I prefer the command line, so if you need any instruction on how to use these GUI's I'd have to refer you to someone else or maybe you can find something on google. In fact, I can't even be 100% sure how well they'll work in Bodhi, but they *should*. Almost anything that works in Ubuntu will work in Bodhi.

#105771 Bodhi keeps on freezing

Posted by sef on 23 July 2017 - 12:03 AM

Ok, glad to hear that you got it sorted. Let us know if anything else comes up.


Welcome to the forums!

#105744 did eepdater now suspend does not work and other grayed out

Posted by sef on 21 July 2017 - 11:06 AM

I asked sef last night but so far he has been sleeping and busy... 


Yeah, when I got home from work last night I had to do yard work then went out fishing. Had to get my eyes off the computer screen for a while... Caught only 1 fish, but as they say 'a bad day fishing is still a pretty good day.'  :)


------- For those who may like to know, I posted this in reply to the message Norman sent me last night --------



In a terminal this command

sudo apt-get update

will go onto the internet and find out about any updates that are available for the software on your system. It doesn't actually update the software, it just finds out about updates.



Then this command

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

will actually download the new updates and install them all at once.



I'm not completely sure what eepdater is doing since I have never used it. I just kind of stick to the command line with updates, and I think that's what most people do. Make sure you have closed eepdater, and give those two commands a try. If you run those regularly, your system will always be up to date with the latest updates. Also, using this method will let you interact with the terminal if it asks you any questions like, "do you want to keep the current version?"   :)

#105597 Classic Bodhi

Posted by sef on 08 July 2017 - 11:48 PM

Engage just has a cool zoom effect that shelves don't have

#105412 Disable Touchpad when a mouse is connected.

Posted by sef on 01 July 2017 - 01:49 AM

Conky isn't necessarily KDE, it's a program that was written to display cool/interesting stuff about your PC on your desktop and suck ALL of your time into your computer. :lol:


Conky is its own beast, and I couldn't begin to explain it all here. If you want to install it, you can do

sudo apt-get install conky-all

I don't really know what to tell you about it, because it's kind of a programming language in itself, but it can be quite simple or very complex depending on what you want it to be.

Here is a web page I found (that mentions Bodhi by the way!) that kind of explains conky for beginners if you've never used it before.


The commands you see on the page are executed in the terminal.


Be warned however, conky has powerful jaws and loves to devour time...

#105411 Classic Bodhi

Posted by sef on 01 July 2017 - 01:37 AM

Rebooted my desktop today and saw a 'Bodhi' in grub that I haven't booted to in a while ... well, I'm now typing from my e16.999.71001 desktop, and it's Bodhi 1.4.0 right at my fingertips!!!


I now remember why I loved Bodhi from the start. Call it nostalgia, call it crazy, call it a trip down memory lane (... wait didn't I already call it that???) This thing still just flies through menu's, opens windows faster than a speeding bullet, and turns web pages as though it were a book in a hard breeze.


Anyone remember the modules TClock, Scale Windows, or Engage? (Engage! that was one awesome module!)


Anyway, thanks for putting up with my little road trip thru the past. Just had to post this, I was so fired up about my find!

#105396 Disable Touchpad when a mouse is connected.

Posted by sef on 29 June 2017 - 06:50 PM

If you're familiar with conky, I use it to toggle my touchpad on/off depending on whether my Logitech wireless mouse is 1) connected & 2) turned on.

This script may not work for you exactly as it's written, but it could be a good starting point for someone who wants to tweak the script and make it work for them. Note that this script is dependent on the package 'solaar' being installed because my mouse is Logitech.

(I use conky because it is so minimal on resource usage. Maybe bash would be better at this so I may rewrite it, but conky has served the purpose for a couple of years now.)


conky script in Ubuntu 16.04 -- Bodhi 4 -- format, now that it's gone to lua. (I also have it in Ubuntu 14.04 -- Bodhi 3 -- classic conky format as well if anyone's interested, but it won't work in Bodhi 4.)