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#107195 New Direction

Posted by Randy on 16 November 2017 - 12:25 AM

You might want to talk to astroboy. He has created a spin of Bodhi for educational purposes. 


See below link.



#106761 Window Scale Feature

Posted by Randy on 23 September 2017 - 07:13 PM

I'll be danged, they finally fixed it. I have been using skippy-xd-fix , because for a long while the skippy-xd app wouldn't show minimized apps.  skippy-xd-fix still doesn't work with bodhi. Go figure.

#106723 Window Scale Feature

Posted by Randy on 20 September 2017 - 12:06 AM

I dual boot Bodhi and LXLE (a spin of lubuntu with the LXDE desktop).  I like to tweak LXDE's config files, to customize it, and just to see how far I can push it.  I got tired of booting in and out so I added the Bodhi repo to the LXLE install. But not before setting a restore point with systemback. It worked like a charm. I haven't had any issues.




Just a surprise! 


LXLE uses skippy-xd for window scaling (or window overview, expose). But skippy-xd is not compatable with Bodhi's Enlightenment desktop, or so I thought.


Surprise, it works with Moksha installed on LXLE, but not if I install it in my Bodhi 4.0 install. Have no clue why it works, although it does seem to open the overview in the lightdm log-in screen. But hey it works flawlessly, and I miss having it in Bodhi (ecomorph doesn't work in 4.0).   


But I'm gonna have to figure out what makes the difference.



#106699 Excessive CPU useage by menu_cached process

Posted by Randy on 16 September 2017 - 11:03 AM

I have added the hopeful last set of potential fixes from upstream into the repo. Please let us know if this fixes the menu-cache issue reported here. It should in theory and it does for me locally on my test machines.


Just run your system updates as normal to install them. Or if you would prefer not to update your entire system the below should suffice:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libmenu-cache3 libmenu-cache-bin

 If these  packages cause any additional issues NOT related to the menu-cache issue please open a new support thread. Thanks for your time and patience.

Thanks Randy  :D But really no need to thanks me. It is all in days work or in this case almost a weeks work. And really the true thanks goes to Andriy who had an interest and motivation to fix an LXDE library which worked fine in LXDE to accommodate changes in EFL and who quickly knew how to modify the menu-cache code based up the errors showing up in my debugging sessions. It would have taken me days if not weeks to get to that level of competency  with that code base. 



Regardless I have always contributed back to Open-source as long as I have been using it. This predates my usage of Bodhi. It is just I am really visible here and Bodhi members of course notice.


Thank Andrly also.
But if not for you getting on this issue, and finding the right LXDE dev, and working with him, this may never have been solved. 
It just speaks volumes about the devs, involved with Bodhi. From the Waiter's constant updating of themes and modules, to Jeff's vision, and work with keeping the distro upgraded, and Charles constant help solving issues, along with all the other quality help from others (sef and who knows, who all else) it made Moksha very possible. And as a user, I know I appreciate it!  This is one outstanding Distro!
And since LXDE is my second favorite desktop, It's win win for me!!

#106668 Excessive CPU useage by menu_cached process

Posted by Randy on 14 September 2017 - 09:23 AM

I think I speak for more than myself on this but, Thanks ylee for all your time and effort in keeping Bodhi Linux one of the best distro's around!

#106277 Time setting in Enlightenment

Posted by Randy on 22 August 2017 - 09:07 AM

You can try ntp.  Look for it in synaptic or install in terminal with... 


sudo apt-get install ntp




then install gnome-system-tools...


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



Look for "Time and Date" in main menu/preferences

#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.