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#105889 how to find out how much of my HD is being used.

Posted by Randy on 02 August 2017 - 09:26 AM

Doesn't Bodhi's "places module" give you that info too?

#105817 User profile and computer name

Posted by Randy on 29 July 2017 - 12:40 AM

yep.  For a gui application there is font-manager, search for it in synaptic or in terminal...


sudo apt-get install font-manager




You can add them directly but I think you have to put them in the folder  /home/user/.config/fonts  (where user is your own user name). They used to go into the folder /home/user/.fonts  but I believe that has been changed. You can try both if one doesn't work. If the folders don't exist create them.

#105807 User profile and computer name

Posted by Randy on 28 July 2017 - 08:54 AM

Time.  Jeff the lead developer created a basic app. But I believe he wants to add the "add user" feature to the swami control panel. He just hasn't had the time.

#105794 User profile and computer name

Posted by Randy on 26 July 2017 - 11:23 PM

To change your computer name (host name in linux) see here. Substitute terminology for terminal in Bodhi and epad for text editor.


To change your user name I recommend install gnome-system-tools.   From a terminal enter,,,

sudo apt-get install gnome-system-tools --no-install-recommends

Then look for "users & groups" in the applications menu, under system tools.

#105560 How to get two copies of pcmanfm on the screen at the same time?

Posted by Randy on 07 July 2017 - 10:19 PM

I really prefer double pane view :unsure:

#105549 [Solved] how to remove desktop folder/icon in my home folder

Posted by Randy on 07 July 2017 - 01:28 PM

It's basically a system folder. Doubt you can remove it.

#105363 Disable Touchpad when a mouse is connected.

Posted by Randy on 28 June 2017 - 09:07 AM

There is an application called touchpad-indicator.  You can read about it here. You can request it in the software channel.

#105098 install on my wife's laptop - many issues solved

Posted by Randy on 20 June 2017 - 09:06 AM

 also - what command do i use to find out the kernel of my 2 thinkpads in bodhi 3?

uname -r

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#104844 How can I change the mouse cursor theme?

Posted by Randy on 11 June 2017 - 03:45 PM

For some reason there is no mouse cursor theme option under application  themes in enlightenment. So I just install lxappearance, it shows up in menu as "customize look and feel". On one of the tabs it has "mouse cursor". You should be able to select your theme from there. You will probably need to  change selection from moksha to x theme, under setting menu in moksha. For me it is menu>settings>settings panel and then input>mouse





Hope this helps.

#104577 Scan program

Posted by Randy on 29 May 2017 - 02:56 AM

simple-scan when set to scan document, will create multiple page .pdf's

#104294 Resizing windows

Posted by Randy on 10 May 2017 - 11:29 PM

It works like most other Linux distro's. But to help you can go to setting>Windows>Window Geometry  and under the Maximization tab check the box to manipulate maximized windows.


Then you can click and drag the title bar so you can get a good mouse handle on the corners.

#104214 Moksha not so stable.

Posted by Randy on 07 May 2017 - 11:15 AM

After turning off "display information" under move geometry in the window display settings, I have had not issues.

#104041 ArandR

Posted by Randy on 20 April 2017 - 10:15 PM

I tried to plug in an external vga monitor to a laptop, but ended up with a screen with no shelves on either the lappy or the external. Everytime, I rebooted it went back to no shelves. So since it was just being used for media I just set up gadgets on the desktop. A nice work around until I have time to get xrandr figured out. (no Nvidia).  It's funny because back in bodhi 2.* Bodhi handled dual monitors almost better than any other Linux Distro.

#103915 Regarding Xorg/DM whats the difference between Bodhi and Debian?

Posted by Randy on 12 April 2017 - 10:01 PM

Debian Stable? It sounds like your machine needs a newer kernel. You might try debian testing.

#103906 Lock screen unlocks by itself sometimes

Posted by Randy on 12 April 2017 - 09:12 AM

You could try xscreensaver instead. It has settings to lock the screen. There are also other screen locking packages in the repo. You could try one of those. I have also tried light-locker and it works.