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#108460 how to change my password?

Posted by birdmun on Today, 01:12 AM

If storage space isn't an issue, you could, maybe even should, add a new user and let the relative log in to their own account. The only niggle there is they would need to be added to the sudoers group so they can run updates and whatnot while they have the system.

#108286 Small Oddity

Posted by birdmun on 15 February 2018 - 09:49 PM

As I was looking at the Lat/Long I was thinking, Damn, he's close to me. Then I realized it was Randy and, well, he is relatively. Only an hour.

#108256 How do I make Bodhi look like a Mac? :)

Posted by birdmun on 13 February 2018 - 12:21 PM

I cheat with the unpack/unzip. I install file roller which is a gui for opening compressed files. Double click a recognized compression format and file roller opens it. File Roller can be found in the appcenter under system tools.

cp is copy and yes, cd is change directory.

#108245 How do I make Bodhi look like a Mac? :)

Posted by birdmun on 13 February 2018 - 04:20 AM

I believe

cd top/level/directory/where_icon_folder_is
#maybe cd /home/graywizardlinux/Downloads/
sudo cp name_of_folder /usr/share/icons
#I am guessing the folder is named Black_v1.02 and you may need a / at the end of /usr/share/icons/

That should work after, of course, you enter your sudo password.

#108176 Adding a shortcut to a new program

Posted by birdmun on 09 February 2018 - 03:33 AM

Settings > All > Apps > Personal Application Launcher

#107988 Swapping hard drives

Posted by birdmun on 25 January 2018 - 02:03 AM

You may want to consider having a partition that you can share from Windows to Linux and back like a NTFS partition, if you do dual boot on one or more drives. Said partition will be helpful to your sanity if you decide you want to share large files from one OS to the other. A flash drive could work, but, do you really want to stick a flash drive in your computer everytime you want to share files across OSes on the same computer? :)

#107785 Ubuntu and Bodhi ... Enlightenment and Moksha

Posted by birdmun on 05 January 2018 - 06:06 AM

As I understand it, Bodhi is based on the latest LTS of Ubuntu and moksha is maintained by Jeff with help from others(?). As long as there is a Debian based distro(Ubuntu isn't going away any time soon) and Jeff has spare time to maintain moksha, your distro should stay around for the foreseeable future.

Unless E devs really make a solid DE, you aren't likely to see a switch back to enlightenment. With respect to 16.04, you will be able to stick with that version of Bodhi until security updates cease from the upstream of Ubuntu.

I personally have jumped ship to Arch with moksha. I didn't want to have to reinstall every few years.

#107513 Digikam 5.5.0 and Rawtherapy

Posted by birdmun on 16 December 2017 - 05:10 PM

Were I able to help, I would first try to install the deb file, if it is new enough. If that is possible, start the app up and see if there are any dB issues. If no issues, report that. If you have issues, then remove the deb file and download the source. I bet the README or INSTALL file will spell out in no uncertain terms how to install from source. I believe one can pipe the screens output to a file via installation commands >> digikam_install.txt or something similar. There are likely two or three steps required to install from source. configure is usually one. It could also be something like autogen.sh. Like I mentioned earlier, the README or INSTALL should tell you the exact commands required.


Mind you, I could be horribly wrong about the >> digikam.txt suggestion

#107482 Every Login, CapsLock Light is On

Posted by birdmun on 13 December 2017 - 04:38 PM

I can only speak in generalities here. Once a CLI command is shown to do what is requested of it, to make it permanent across boots one needs to add the command to one startup file or another. I believe one of the /etc/rc files or directories containing a useful file is probably where that command needs to be added.


In other words, if on booting and then entering the command the CAPS LOCK light goes out, you know it works as intended. Then you will have to add the command to a proper startup file so it will be executed at every boot.

#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.