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#104338 eepDater doesn't start with esudo

Posted by Charles@Bodhi on 15 May 2017 - 01:59 PM

This is how upgrading esudo (and nothing else) to the testing version:

sudo su
cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.old
echo 'deb http://packages.bodhilinux.com/bodhi xenial b4testing' >> /etc/apt/sources.list
apt-get update
apt-get install esudo
cp /etc/apt/sources.list.old /etc/apt/sources.list # removes the testing repo again
apt-get update



#104334 installing bodhi on a gpt disk

Posted by Charles@Bodhi on 15 May 2017 - 11:39 AM

Hmm, I guess you told the installer to erase and use entire disk. Erasing the disk is done by creating a new parttion table. Having a Bios set to legacy mode probably makes the installer opt for a msdos partition table rather than a gpt which is usually needed for uefi installs. You can however instruct the installer to choose "Something else" instead and this will give you the choice to create a gpt or a msdos partition table. In that case you have to create the other partitions needed for Bodhi as well of course.


Btw, the installer is fully capable to install uefi systems. If there are issues they are mostly caused by manufacturers not following the uefi standards or adding extra difficulties (more "security"?) to their uefi implementation. Nothing you can blame Bodhi/Linux for.




#104298 Resizing windows

Posted by Charles@Bodhi on 11 May 2017 - 09:32 AM

In some themes the spot to click on for dragging a corner is very small, a few pixels maybe. You have to see a colored square in that region that shows your mouse is on the right spot. Demands a bit of training to do it right. Some other themes have a wider spot and are easier in that regard.




#104197 USB wireless adapter drivers installation

Posted by Charles@Bodhi on 05 May 2017 - 07:35 PM


The issue is about a separate usb-wifi-adapter. I don't think the laptop makes a difference. Obviously the adapter works to some degree, but there might be a wrong driver version or missing firmware. Before searching for that I need to know the chipset it uses. lsusb will tell me.




#104112 What browser is there in the "Standard" version?

Posted by Charles@Bodhi on 26 April 2017 - 11:50 AM

Best way to find out is downloading the ISO and running it as a live-CD/USB.

But I will answer your questions: Midori is the (only) default browser. It is prepared to work well with the Bodhi AppCenter. Here you can find a selection of good/most wanted applications. The default text editor is Epad, but Geany is available in the AppCenter.


Hope this helps.



#104109 If <2GB RAM on non-PAE system, can I use Standard (PAE, & new kernel)...

Posted by Charles@Bodhi on 26 April 2017 - 09:34 AM

You can check that in terminology

cat /proc/cpuinfo

If the line with flags has a mention for pae than your processor can handle a kernel with pae enabled. The mobo might not be wired for it, but AFAIK the eeepc 1000 was OK.




#104088 Bodhi Youtube channel

Posted by Charles@Bodhi on 24 April 2017 - 08:42 PM

I think Dennis might know. See this Topic.




#104079 Screen Saver on New Install

Posted by Charles@Bodhi on 24 April 2017 - 05:36 PM

Hmm, I could not detect a question for support in the original post, so I did not bother to answer. Why feeding the trolls?

The legacy version is fine with me and works A-OK on my 8 year old netbook. Nobody else wants to throw it out the window.

BTW, should this be moved to the feedback section?




#103998 Fun with another OS...oh wait, not really...

Posted by Charles@Bodhi on 18 April 2017 - 08:05 PM

and what does it make this 63+ years old man - your father????    oh man - make me feell even older than i am....



Youngster !  :lol:

#103926 Failed installing Bodhi-desktop on top of XUbuntu 16.04

Posted by Charles@Bodhi on 13 April 2017 - 10:12 AM

I don't see any logic in the partitioning. Current sdb is msdos formatted where uefi expects gpt. It has one primary partition designated for the efi special partition, next a limited extended partition filled with the system and swap. Leaving 250 GB unused. Was it you, or was it done by Xubuntu?


In my experience If you have a raw SSD to start with, I would prepare it by creating a gpt disk without partitions.The installer will then create the three needed partitions (ESP, System, Swap) using the whole disk. If you want it done otherwise you need to choose "something else". You then can maually make a gpt disk, a 250 MB ESP, a system partition the size you want and ditto for Swap.

BTW, this is your system disk and I always advice to have that on the first scsi port (where you have the data disk). But it should not make a difference related to installing, except for the fact that during installation this only disk might have be named sda in Grub, where it now is sdb, giving reason for malfunction of Grub later.




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#103878 How to change font size in filemanager

Posted by Charles@Bodhi on 10 April 2017 - 12:29 PM

just curious - how do you start pcmanfm?


Just click on "Places" in the main menu. 

Or type pcmanfm in "Run Everything", the quick launcher.



Charles.  :rolleyes:

#103872 How to change font size in filemanager

Posted by Charles@Bodhi on 09 April 2017 - 06:50 PM

In /home/user/.config/pcmanfm/ you can find a configuration file. The one existing in /default is auto-rebuild after every start but you can create a personal config file in an other dir. In the launcher for pcmanfm you have to add an option pointing to your config. See the manpage for pcmanfm.

You will need a line like: font=Ubuntu 16 (not sure though).

I'm also not sure this works for the window or only for the dektop option. Have not tested it.




#103787 enable shutdown from Start menu

Posted by Charles@Bodhi on 04 April 2017 - 07:29 PM

As default user run the following commands:

id # shows the groups you are a member of
id <otheruser> # shows the groups the other user is member of
sudo usermod -a -G <groupname> <username>

The last command makes the username part of the groupname by adding the groupname to his account settings. Don't forget to use the -a option in that command as without it all existing groups he was member off will be wiped. (the -a stands for add)


Warning: adding the sudo group to this account will give him full power over the computer. You should test if adding another groupmembership will be enough for shutdown/reboot. Can't advice you there.




#103773 Skype 32bit

Posted by Charles@Bodhi on 02 April 2017 - 12:19 PM



there should be a 32bit package for the latest release, but not in the default repos. So you need to add the Canonical partner repository. This needs only to remove a # in front of a line in your sources.list. You can use epad for this (as root).

sudo epad /etc/apt/sources.list

 Find this part:

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
# deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial partner
# deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial partner

Remove the # before: deb http://archive. . . . .

Save the file and close it. Next run:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install skype

This version should work with the 32 bit install.




#103680 System Password with USB boot drive

Posted by Charles@Bodhi on 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.