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Charles@Bodhi

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In Topic: Total NOOB running into a roadblock

Today, 02:18 PM

Possibly the "crash" was caused by lack of available memory for the installer. That application alone takes 1.9 GB to function smoothly.

 

Most older computers need to use Swap often to compensate for having not much RAM. Swap can be compared with the Windows Pagefile, a place where the system puts data from Ram to Disk to free fast Ram for the most urgent tasks. Swap uses raw data which is relatively fast to access when needed.

 

My advice would be to create a Swap partition before starting the installer. There is a nice Partitioner application available in Linux with a rather simple interface called gparted. That application is not included on a default Bodhi CD but could be easily installed temporarily. 

 

Just ask if you need more details/help about that.

 

Enjoy,

Charles

In Topic: Total NOOB running into a roadblock

Today, 11:42 AM

First off, welcome to the forums. Feel free to ask questions whenever you need during the learning process.

 

The utility that performs the installation on HDD will eat all resources of your computer. Your CD player is connected through a USB 1.x port and that is very slow with data transfer. Those is the main reasons for being terrible slow. Once you have it installed the running system takes between 100 - 200MB of RAM and is much faster than the Live CD.  

Remember current popular webbrowsers are very resource hungry, so as long as Midori can handle the pages you want to visit I would stick with that browser. 

 

Glad Plop helped you out.

 

Enjoy,

Charles

In Topic: Excessive CPU useage by menu_cached process

15 September 2017 - 11:19 AM

Seems to work here.

 

Bodhi 4.2.0-64 fully updated as off today.

PCManFM > Open with.. > custom command --> no issues

PCManFM > Left pane Applications --> no issues

 

Thanks to all involved, great work !!

 

Enjoy,

Charles

In Topic: Excessive CPU useage by menu_cached process

13 September 2017 - 08:35 PM

Very much like the way you are working together. Too bad this stuff is beyond my skills.

 

Enjoy,

Charles

In Topic: Excessive CPU useage by menu_cached process

13 September 2017 - 06:40 PM

Another set of potential fixes from upstream into the repo. Please let me know if this seems to help folks seeing this issue (just run your system updates as normal to get them). 

 

Using Open with in PCManFM and giving a custom command still shows 1 core at 100 %, so no progress.