I am running Bodhi 4 on 3 machines. One has only 1 Gb RAM and that gets very slow if I run something like Firefox or Chromium - I have to use the Midori web browser on that machine. The other two have 4 Gb RAM and they are always very fast and stable, and run Chromium excellently.
I've just added the OneDrive app from the Chrome Store to my Chromium browser, and it works a treat - I can now access my MS OneDrive, with all its files. It works much better than my previous attempt to access OneDrive from Linux (using complicated instructions gleaned from the Web), and all with a single click!
There are limitations, though - primarily you can't sync your OneDrive with a folder on your PC.
I've also added Word Online, Excel Online, and PowerPoint Online (all free), but I doubt I'll use them - I prefer to use WPS Office straight from my hard disk.
I've recently installed the Chromium browser from the AppCenter, partly as a way to explore some of the extensions and apps available in Google's Chrome store. One of the apps I've added is "Map of the Earth", which is a Google Earth plug-in. It works fine - I've now got Google Earth running within Chromium, achieved with a single click!
There is a program called bodhibuilder that will do this for you. It should already be on your system - go to Main menu > Applications > System Tools. It is easy to use and self-explanatory, but if you need any help go to Section 6.3 of my free ebook on Bodhi Linux at https://www.smashwor...oks/view/687303
I use Thunderbird, and whenever I set up a new machine I don't bother with creating Thunderbird email accounts from scratch. Instead, I copy my entire .thunderbird directory on my old machine (that's a hidden folder in the Home directory) onto a USB stick then copy it from there into the Home directory of my new machine. Then, when I run Thunderbird for the first time on the new machine, it automatically picks up all my settings, account info, and old emails.
The only occasions when I've experienced a similar problem with Moksha (slowing right down and then hanging) is on a computer with only 1 Gb memory. With Firefox in particular, the memory is quickly used up and the system starts swapping it to disk. Then the problems start. I overcome this with two small bits of code bound to a couple of hotkeys which clears the memory and starts again. But I don't get this problem on my main computer which has 4Gb of memory.
I've updated my system with the new theme (using sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade in the usual way, then restarted Moksha), and I immediately noticed that the Cpufreq gadget now displays the numbers correctly (instead of chopping them off). I then went to one of webpages on Firefox that was giving me trouble, and now the checkboxes are showing correctly!
So many thanks, Stefan, you've solved the problem for me, and of course for many others.
Posted by JollyRoger
on 04 January 2017 - 05:12 PM
I've recently created an image of my 32-bit system (Bodhi 4) using Bodhibuilder. I was subsequently unable to update my system due to a duplicate entry that Bodhibuilder had added to my /etc/apt/sources.list. The duplicated entry is
Posted by JollyRoger
on 05 December 2016 - 09:01 PM
I guess something along the lines of 'This free guide explains in simple language how to get started with Bodhi Linux 4 and how to make the most of the Moksha desktop.'
If you want more, you could add: 'It explores Moksha's many configuration options (themes, shelves, gadgets, bindings, virtual desktops, profiles, etc), and it covers using the file manager and the terminal, installing applications, and computer housekeeping.'