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In Topic: Lag times in Live Environment

Today, 12:33 PM

Hmm, something is unclear to me. You wrote that unetbootin offered to choose the maximum amount of RAM for the system. I've never seen that.


The only slider I know of is for adding a persistency file where the system can save changes you make during the live-session, like adding an application (LibreOffice?) and have that available on the next boot. However the flashdrive is formatted as FAT32 and that has a filesize limit of 4GB, so you can't use the maximum free space on the drive.


You have to realize that the running system is in fact a compressed Read-Only file on the flashdrive and the extra information and programs are stored in an other compressed Read-Write file on the flashdrive. That is like running from to different drives. During a session all you make it do is stored in your 2GB computer memory, there is no Swap it can use to dump stuff temporariliy. The system might use some 250 MB, but a browser alone with a few tabs eats easily > 1GB. So your computer will very soon be overloaded, explaining the severe lagging. None of this will happen once the system is installed to your eMMC. But I'm not too sure a dual boot (Windows/Linux) will be possible on your 32GB drive.


Hope this helps.



In Topic: System Password with USB boot drive

20 March 2017 - 08:24 PM

Welcome to the forums.


I hope I understood your question correct. You "installed" to an USB-drive using Unetbootin. And you don't notice any password present.


First off, Unetbootin does not install the OS, it only creates a medium (flashdrive) you can use to do a real install. A Bodhi Linux live-session by default has an empty password. This means you leave the box to fill in your password open when a program asks for it, you just hit Enter.


Installing Bodhi Linux to a drive, USB or HDD equally, is done by starting the live-session and use the launcher for the installer, either the icon on the left of the shelf, or the icon in the menu > applications. This will open a window with several steps to follow ending with a dialog to put in your name, the computer name and the username. Next you can provide a password. Username and password you should not forget as you will need those when running the installed system.


Let us know if this was the answer you needed or if you need to know more. By the way, most of the basic stuff a beginning Bodhi-user needs to know is explained in the quick start guide that shows when you boot the live-session, really worth reading.




In Topic: Black screen at boot - no grub

17 March 2017 - 04:09 PM

Bernie, can you provide your /etc/default/grub?

Default Bodhi grub should work out of the box.

Did you modify it earlier? Like putting in a grub background or using a theme set up?





Mine comes like this in installation

# Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only)

Why did yours change?


Hmm, If I remember correctly Bodhibuilder (that creates the ISO) adds a grub-background to the default grub. Usually that is not problem at all as Bios starts with VGA enabled. Maybe this Bios is different causing the delay.




In Topic: Open Applications have disappeared from shelf

14 March 2017 - 07:25 PM

Sean, the module being loaded does not mean it appears somewhere. The module enables a gadget that have to be placed on the shelf.


Right-click on the shelf, choose shelf > content and select tasks. Now your active applications should appear. 




In Topic: Printer support package

10 March 2017 - 09:39 PM

Hmm, x86_64 means a 64bit kernel, so I see no obvious reason why the 64bit packages need to be replaced.


Not knowing what exactly you installed and where the packages came from I can only guess and that won't help you.


I would advice to first stick with stuff you can get from the appcenter. Second install synaptic package available from there. Third, use the search function in synaptic to find packages/applications you want to have and that are not available on the appcenter. That way you will be sure they fit within Bodhi/Ubuntu without braking something else. Unless you feel very adventurous off course, it's fully up to you.   :rolleyes: