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#104410 Snipping tool

Posted by birdmun on 19 May 2017 - 11:44 AM

I am pretty sure bodhi comes with a screenshot tool installed and I am also positive there is an advanced version that allows for capturing specific areas/windows. I know it is/was available because it was mentioned in the forums, possibly by The Waiter. 

#104037 Run Everything: restore icons?

Posted by birdmun on 20 April 2017 - 04:21 PM

I am sure glad I am useful for something :D Even if it is only band-aids. :P

#104025 Cellphone not detected in Bodhi

Posted by birdmun on 20 April 2017 - 05:29 AM

I believe gmtp is installed on my mother's system and pcmanfm works fine with it.

#104022 Checkboxes sometimes invisible in Firefox with BodhiForum theme

Posted by birdmun on 20 April 2017 - 05:15 AM

To be fair to eepdater, you can click the details button and see things as they scroll by just as they would in the terminal.

#103995 Fun with another OS...oh wait, not really...

Posted by birdmun on 18 April 2017 - 06:43 PM

My 70+ year old mom has been on bodhi for a few years now. Yes, I still have to do tech support from time to time, but, it is usually more of help me scan this or send this email with an attachment. She got put on bodhi in part because the computer she was given had win2k on it and I didn't feel like putting a pirated version of something newer on it. Not to mention that system wouldn't have done well with higher system requirements. Sadly, her current system isn't much better 2GB of RAM just isn't enough to make it run smooth.

#103975 Fun with another OS...oh wait, not really...

Posted by birdmun on 17 April 2017 - 09:21 PM

I wonder if you couldn't write a batch file that would blow away the offending files once a month, or, if there isn't an application that will do that for you.

#103899 Presentation mode isn't working

Posted by birdmun on 11 April 2017 - 09:18 PM

Well, I moved the .e folder and rebooted. It works now. I kinda failed to mention that the system had been running for 68 days. A simple reboot may have fixed it all along. I am sure if I knew the exact program to restart, I could have just restarted the program and the system would be continuing its uptime. Now I get to listen to questions about "where is this" and "how do I do that" all over again. Grr. :P

#103831 android devices - lack of security

Posted by birdmun on 06 April 2017 - 02:38 PM

Part of the issue lies with the fact that there are still phones in the wild running 2.3. The version spread is bad and coding security updates for every phone just isn't realistic. I don't know what the actual breakdown by version is, but, there are very few phones percentage wise running Android 7+. I am not sure how long even my phone running 6.0.1 will get security updates. I haven't seen any for a while.

Apple on the other hand keeps the majority of their phones in the wild on the same version. There are a number of phones too old for their newest OS, but, they are in the minority.

#103776 Presentation mode isn't working

Posted by birdmun on 03 April 2017 - 02:21 AM

Lucky for us, she and I live about a mile apart. I can actually see her house from mine when the crops are short or non-existent. :) Also, as I mentioned earlier, the screen used to blank as is expected. I haven't yet looked in to The Waiters suggestion as I haven't been to her house yet. I may check tomorrow.

#103723 Wallpaper selection option for Virtual Desktops fails in 4.1.0-64 on Acer Not...

Posted by birdmun on 24 March 2017 - 09:14 AM

Sorry you moved on. I whipped up a short clip to show how easy it was for me to set individual wallpapers.

#103703 Bodhi 4.1 menu (from desktop) doesn't flip when click on right side of sc...

Posted by birdmun on 22 March 2017 - 08:41 AM

Two links may help you.



There are also some .desktop files in your /home/username/.local/share/applications/

#103619 install an executable as a deb would

Posted by birdmun on 16 March 2017 - 06:07 AM

Along with a launcher, you may consider following the concepts that are mentioned in the linked video. Admittedly it is for the arduino ide and is being explained on Ubuntu, but, the concept is the same for other software and other distros.

#103504 Failed to load ldlinux.c32

Posted by birdmun on 06 March 2017 - 07:35 PM

Given the lack of USB boot, I would imagine your system is too old for UEFI. There are two possibilities that I can imagine. Your bodhi ISO file is somewhat corrupt. You can check the MD5sum to see if you downloaded all the bits/bytes correctly from the source. The other is as has been mentioned a bad burn of the ISO.

For fun, you can always grab https://www.plop.at/...r/download.htmland boot from a USB after that has started.

How to check the MD5 of your ISO https://help.ubuntu....ity/HowToMD5SUM

As you are a newb, you may not realize that a number of issues may be able to be researched by instead of using bodhi to search you look for ubuntu. Bodhi is an Ubuntu derivative.

#103471 Unable to change screen resolution

Posted by birdmun on 01 March 2017 - 10:50 AM

I will admit to being rather ignorant. My suggestion was just an idea. The following link has a suggestion on getting around the xrandr: failed message.




xrandr --output default --gamma 0:0:0 --mode 1200x1000

in particular. I would change the 1200x1000 to 1200x800.

However, I am honestly out of my depths here.

#103271 RosettaStone

Posted by birdmun on 18 February 2017 - 06:00 PM

virtual box / virtual machine?