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#105177 install on my wife's laptop - many issues solved

Posted by Charles@Bodhi on Yesterday, 10:08 PM

OK, last remark for the day. 

In gparted right-click on the partition you want to modify. In the popup menu you will see an option "unmount" Click on it. When you right-click the swap partition you will an option "swapoff". Click on it. This will make this special area available for modifications.




#105171 install on my wife's laptop - many issues solved

Posted by Charles@Bodhi on Yesterday, 08:15 PM

Sorry about the incomplete instructions above, just didn't have time to actually install it until now.

 

Ok, I was able to install it on my Bodhi 4.2 - 64bit install on my ASUS laptop exactly like this

 

Open a terminal and type the stuff that's not in parentheses --

  (update your repositories)
sudo apt-get update
  (install some packages that will be required by gpointing settings)
sudo apt-get install gconf2 man-db desktop-file-utils mime-support menu
  (make a temp directory)
mkdir temp
  (move into that temp directory)
cd temp
  (download the 'libgpds0' deb file that is required by gpointing settings)
wget http://launchpadlibrarian.net/128621864/libgpds0_1.5.1-6ubuntu2_amd64.deb
  (install the 'libgpds0' package)
sudo dpkg -i ./libgpds0_1.5.1-6ubuntu2_amd64.deb
  (download the 'gpointing-device-settings' deb file)
wget http://launchpadlibrarian.net/128621862/gpointing-device-settings_1.5.1-6ubuntu2_amd64.deb
  (install the 'gpointing-device-settings' package)
sudo dpkg -i ./gpointing-device-settings_1.5.1-6ubuntu2_amd64.deb

I now have "Pointing Devices" in the Preferences portion of my main menu.

Hmm, something about "best practice" in my experience. Could have prevented the dpkg lock above.

 

mkdir debs
cd debs
wget http://launchpadlibrarian.net/128621862/gpointing-device-settings_1.5.1-6ubuntu2_amd64.deb
wget http://launchpadlibrarian.net/128621864/libgpds0_1.5.1-6ubuntu2_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i libgpds0_1.5.1-6ubuntu2_amd64.deb gpointing-device-settings_1.5.1-6ubuntu2_amd64.deb

In case of errors run
sudo apt-get install -f
#(will correct missing dependencies)
sudo dpkg --configure -a
#(should configure packages that were not fully installed/configured)

The packages you installed in advance are available in the repos, only these two had to be taken from launchpad.




#105154 install on my wife's laptop - many issues solved

Posted by Charles@Bodhi on Yesterday, 06:24 PM

Leave config files as they currently are. Don't allow updates to bring changes in there.


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#105152 install on my wife's laptop - many issues solved

Posted by Charles@Bodhi on Yesterday, 06:20 PM

 

E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
other@other:~$ ^C
other@other:~$

 

That lines gives you a possible correction:

sudo dpkg --configure -a

That should stop the errors you get. unless there is more going on.




#105129 install on my wife's laptop - many issues solved

Posted by Charles@Bodhi on 21 June 2017 - 09:36 AM

Mind you I wouldn't take what I am sharing as gospel. It is just my understanding of things.

Re: autoremove

Say you install firefox 45.0.34 (or whatever the full version is). When you do a dist-upgrade and version 46 is installed, the deb file for the earlier version is still sitting on your hard drive taking up space. When you apt-get autoremove, you will see the earlier version deb is deleted.

Re: autoclean

If you install a package/program that requires perl and a week later the program just isn't doing what you want or you find something better, so you remove the program. Perl is still installed but no longer needed on your system. During a dist-upgrade, you will be notified that perl is installed but no longer needed. You will also see mention that using apt-get autoclean will remove packages that are no longer required.

I hope that clears things up for you.

 

Description is about right but autoclean is removing old debs that take space on disk and autoremove comes in when you have debs installed that have no function because they are not needed by another package. So just the other way around.

 

Enjoy,

Charles




#105114 install on my wife's laptop - many issues solved

Posted by Charles@Bodhi on 20 June 2017 - 08:41 PM

For getting a more stable performance you must first run:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

This will iron out some quirks.

 

Enjoy,

Charles




#105113 install on my wife's laptop - many issues solved

Posted by Charles@Bodhi on 20 June 2017 - 08:35 PM

a,most finished on the insatll.  so how do i go back to the kernel i ws using on my 2 other thinkpads with bodhi 3?  will that get me more stable and alo get me the control of the trackpad with gpointed devices?

 

No, gpointing-device-settings is not available in the repos for Bodhi 4. That is not related to the kernel, the package is just no longer maintained. There might be an alternative though somewhere.

 

There are ways to set the sensitivity of the trackpad using a configuration file, but that has to be written from scratch. Maybe someone here is familiar with that, else I will do more research for you, but not right now.

 

Enjoy,

Charles




#105088 install on my wife's laptop - many issues solved

Posted by Charles@Bodhi on 19 June 2017 - 06:17 PM

No, the trackpad settings GUI is no longer maintained at the moment, at least the thinkwikihave a note about that.  From the same thinkwiki it seems the touchpad can be set to off in the BIOS.

 

Come on Norm, that old and slow r500 would be nice to have as a playground. Just get the default 4.2.0 ISO (64bit), make sure to verify the checksum and get it on a stick. For that it seems safe to use the latest version of unetbootin, but stay away from older versions. If in doubt you can use the official Ubuntu usb-creator. Your choice.

So either of these commands you could use:

sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends unetbootin

sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends usb-creator-gtk

During the installation to HDD you should not check the radio for updating during install, this might cause issues and updating after the installation is peanuts. If you have backups of all stored data and a good list of must-have software packages you can simply wipe the whole disk and use the fully automated install. Once satisfied we will help you out where needed with the more complicated stuff, I've done that before.

Let us know if you are going on. 

 

Enjoy,

Charles.




#105040 Show your Bodhi stuff!

Posted by Charles@Bodhi on 18 June 2017 - 10:04 AM

Now that's smart ! 

 

:)

 

Charles




#105039 install on my wife's laptop - many issues solved

Posted by Charles@Bodhi on 18 June 2017 - 09:59 AM

While in terminology you can select text by pressing the left mouse button and hoover over the text, like you would do in your daily texteditor. It will light up. Next you can right-click in an empty area and use the menu that pops up. Or use the keyboard: Shift + Ctrl + C (copy) or V (paste).

 

Enjoy,

Charles




#105011 external devices with bodhilinux-laptop

Posted by Charles@Bodhi on 17 June 2017 - 10:09 AM

Insert a usbdrive/stick.

Open a terminal and type the following command:

lsblk

Now look carefully at the output. It will/should show something like this:

NAME   MAJ:MIN RM  SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
sda      8:0    0   10G  0 disk
├─sda1   8:1    0    9G  0 part /
├─sda2   8:2    0    1K  0 part
└─sda5   8:5    0 1022M  0 part [SWAP]
sdb      8:16   1  3,8G  0 disk
└─sdb1   8:17   1  3,8G  0 part

sda is your HDD with partitions.

sdb is your usb-drive with the working partition sdb1.

Almost every usbdrive is formatted as FAT and we need to mount it as such in a terminal. First we need an easy mountpoint (a directory in your system). The following command will create a dir in your homefolder with an easy name.

mkdir usbdrive

The next command will mount the flashdrive so you can access it through your filemanager.

mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 usbdrive

To check this all was successful you can use the command ls, the first shows all dirs/files in your homefolder, the second the contents of usbdrive (if any)

ls
ls usbdrive

This is a manual method for something that usually is done by your filemanager. So I am afraid this might not work either. Let me know if lsblk does only show the HDD and no usbdrive. That might indicate an issue with drivers as your hardware is very old.

 

Hope this helps you.

 

Enjoy,

Charles

 

PS. Can you tell us the username you have at IMGUR? searching for the subject you gave shows nothing but doing a search for a username should bring something.

 

 




#104998 Swami Control Crashes with EFL 1.19.1

Posted by Charles@Bodhi on 16 June 2017 - 09:49 PM

Please use dist-upgrade in those commands. It works for a more complete result by adding new packages for which upgrade has no permissions.

 

Enjoy,

Charles




#104985 Swami Control Crashes with EFL 1.19.1

Posted by Charles@Bodhi on 16 June 2017 - 04:23 PM

Darn, I had a check there for Elementary Icons. I unchecked that, selected Faenza and deselected Enlightenment-X, next clicked use Icon theme.

 

Voila, no crash!

 

Enjoy,

Charles




#104870 EFL 1.19.0 and Ephoto / Terminology 1.0

Posted by Charles@Bodhi on 12 June 2017 - 02:14 PM

No lock ups here with new moksha package.

 

Enjoy,

Charles




#104868 Bodhi Linux 4.2.0 amd64 installation stuck at Configuring update-notifier-com...

Posted by Charles@Bodhi on 12 June 2017 - 12:44 PM

Welcome to the forums.

 

Did you allow updates during the installation?

 

Enjoy,

Charles


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