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#107171 strange volume behavior

Posted by birdmun on 14 November 2017 - 05:14 PM

Sorry about that link. I somehow inadvertently added a space to the end of it causing it to fail.


See, no extra underline at the end. :P

#107137 cannot unmount/remove usb HD

Posted by birdmun on 12 November 2017 - 08:56 PM

Opening the connected drive in pcmanfm should also show the full path to the drive in the "top" bar, but, df -ha is a whole heck of a lot faster. :)

#107050 Installed Bodhi next to Windows 10, but can’t get it to boot

Posted by birdmun on 01 November 2017 - 08:33 PM

My $.02 worth of shoot from the hip says boot the usb and, uh, reinstall grub to /dev/sda. Someone with more experience will give you a solid answer, but, it really does sound like grub didn't get installed properly so as to be the bootloader of choice.

#106968 Bodhi Legacy: browsers problem

Posted by birdmun on 23 October 2017 - 06:02 PM

The best I can suggest is try starting the browser (Midori, firefox, etc.) from a terminal and look at the output you get there. You should, I believe, get some useful information regarding the reason the program closed.

#106932 Running MacOS High Sierra via VirtualBox

Posted by birdmun on 20 October 2017 - 01:36 AM

**Way off topic**

@DOOMguy: subtle much? :D

#106827 Entrance theme support?

Posted by birdmun on 05 October 2017 - 09:51 AM

http://download.tuxf...twork/entrance/link to Entrance_BlackTheme.edj maybe.

#106768 AI Voice Desktop Assistant

Posted by birdmun on 25 September 2017 - 03:14 AM

You may want to try

sudo apt-get update

followed by

sudo apt-get install orca

orca is a screen reader.
Speech recognition is still something that linux in general doesn't do well. There are packages that are being worked on to fill that hole, but, they are no where near the commercial offerings for other operating systems.
**Apologies. The code tag has default font size settings that can't be overridden.

EDIT: I has super powers ;) ylee

#106763 Forum search issues

Posted by birdmun on 24 September 2017 - 11:12 AM

I imagine it boils down to efficiency. A more prolific user like Charles or Jeff searching "My Content" would generate hundreds or thousands of hits. Increasing the searched timeframe would likely do mean things to server memory for little benefit. I would imagine you could find your posts by simply searching your name and you could refine that by adding the subject you were looking for. Also, a year in computers is a fair bit of time. Your info might be outdated in a year.

#106735 Total NOOB running into a roadblock

Posted by birdmun on 21 September 2017 - 06:03 PM

Not being able to boot from USB and having no CD/DVD drive will make things "interesting". You could pull the hard drive from the Panasonic and use a second computer to write the OS to the 20GB hdd. There was a posting here about doing something similar. I don't recall what it really dealt with. It was posted this year I believe.

#106608 Wi-Fi issues on laptop

Posted by birdmun on 09 September 2017 - 10:59 AM

I imagine Charles may pipe up here. I believe the suggestion will be something like installing firmware-b43-installer.

I understand you don't have wifi. I am guessing you don't have any connection with the live system either? You should be able to download the firmware-b43-installer deb file, copy it to a usb drive and then install the deb from the usb with, I believe,

sudo dpkg -i firmware-b43-installer.deb

For the above command you will have to be in the same directory as the deb file. Easiest would be to cd /media/NAMEOFYOURFLASHDRIVE. If the file is in the root of the drive you won't have to go any deeper than the flash drive. Otherwise, keep drilling down in to the drive until you are in the right directory.


This post http://forums.bodhil...43228/?hl=bcm43is older, but, the suggestions there might help. Be careful randomly updating the kernel though. :)

#106385 Bodhi does not boot, boot ends in EFI shell

Posted by birdmun on 29 August 2017 - 02:50 PM

First up, this is NOT an accusation.


Did you do any actual searching online? I typed virtualbox boots to efl shell on duckduckgo and the first hit was https://askubuntu.co...fi-shell#162149

#106373 Where to edit the system-wide PATH setting?

Posted by birdmun on 28 August 2017 - 05:49 AM

According to http://www.troublesh...prepostpath.htm~/.bash_profile is for your user and /etc/profile is for all users except for root and /root/.bash_profile would let you set PATH for root.

#106327 Help with Icon on Desktop

Posted by birdmun on 24 August 2017 - 03:28 PM

Adding icons to the desktop is not a trivial thing anymore. You would be better served by adding icons to the iBar next to the start menu, if all you want are shortcuts to applications.

One way that has been mentioned by Jeff to get icons on the desktop was to add an iBar to the Desktop proper rather than relying on the iBar in the shelf at the bottom in a default install.

To add shortcuts to the iBar at the bottom of the screen, the simplest way is to open the app, left click on the icon that appears in the top left hand corner of the application window and drag it to the iBar. Another fairly easy way is to click the Start Menu, select Settings, then settings panel, select Apps, then iBar Applications. You will see the whole list of installed applications and, if the window is wide enough, you will see radio buttons down the right side. Select the apps you want in the iBar, click apply and close. You might have to restart moksha to get the shortcuts to appear in the iBar. You can even drag and drop them in a different order, or, use the iBar Applications menu to set the order you prefer.

#106260 How to add shortcut to terminal to menu / desktop

Posted by birdmun on 21 August 2017 - 07:26 AM

Open your settings panel. Select Apps. Select Favorite Applications. Scroll through the list once it comes up and click remove then Apply and Close. Done.

#106057 burning tunes in the correct order

Posted by birdmun on 10 August 2017 - 10:04 PM

Ripping cds has been a thing for years. :) k3b is the package that comes to mind for me. If you do a search for ubuntu cd ripper you should come up with a list of options anywhere from CLI to heavy GUI.


A bit more searching suggests ripperx may be a good option for you. https://www.linux.co...audio-cds-linux