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#106735 Total NOOB running into a roadblock

Posted by birdmun on Yesterday, 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

#105993 Bodhi 4.2 hangs at screen unlock

Posted by birdmun on 08 August 2017 - 03:53 AM

I believe one suggestion you may get from the experienced people will be to make sure your system is up to date. Especially, efl.


Edit: Since sef liked this post, I will have to guess he believes I am on to something.


When updating, I prefer to use the command line.

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

Charles has posted some CLI-foo that lets you check the efl version

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#105961 battery usage widget

Posted by birdmun on 05 August 2017 - 08:41 PM

After zooming,I can even read that on my 5" cell phone. :D

#105881 vlc? or what else? to set up to play pieces one after another

Posted by birdmun on 02 August 2017 - 01:00 AM

Open VLC. Select View and Playlist. The view will change to a playlist and allow you to bring in a whole group of media at once. I noticed there is also a Open multiple files in the Files menu. One or both options should do what you want. While VLC is a wonderful piece of software, if an audio player is what you are using it for, maybe installing an audio player would be a better option?

#105879 how to find out how much of my HD is being used.

Posted by birdmun on 02 August 2017 - 12:45 AM

Your filemanager should tell you in the status bar, typically at the bottom (right?), how much space you have total and how much is free. Audacity can export aiff files. ffmpeg can export as aiff as well, I believe. ffmpeg is a CLI program. There may be a GUI available for it somewhere.

#105805 man - dumb question on finding out isp address

Posted by birdmun on 28 July 2017 - 03:11 AM

One could always just type what is my ip address in the url bar and get a search that will in fact tell you your network facing ip address.

#105718 Back to ibar questions

Posted by birdmun on 17 July 2017 - 11:40 AM

I remember seeing others ask about the labels and icons in the ibar. I was maybe remembering incorrectly that different themes might react differently?

#105717 Bodhi Linux 4.2.0 Relased

Posted by birdmun on 17 July 2017 - 11:32 AM

I finally got to a Windows machine and used Rufus. It required Syslinux 6.02(?) to put the iso on the drive properly. After burning it, I did try it to see if it worked. I was greeted with a 4.2 livecd running. It seems the other burning options fail with the Syslinux bit.

#105701 a gnome based application in synaptic

Posted by birdmun on 15 July 2017 - 02:24 AM

When you install via synatpic or apt-get, deb files 'should' pull in all required libs(libraries) and any other files. You can use qt based applications too. Just realize you will pull in a whole batch of other things, if you haven't installed something already that requires the the extra files to run. By all means go ahead and select the app you want. See how many extra files are pulled in when you choose it.