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#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.

#103874 How to change font size in filemanager

Posted by Randy on 10 April 2017 - 09:07 AM

@ the waiter


It works for me, but you need to restart pcmanfm. If it doesn't, it may be the theme that's being used.

#103675 Sticky notes module

Posted by Randy on 19 March 2017 - 11:20 PM

Very nice! Sorry, I can't do much more than test it. Outside of my skill set.



#103663 wanted esudo testers

Posted by Randy on 18 March 2017 - 06:14 PM

Yep!  That worked. Thanks Jeff!

#103496 All about wine!

Posted by Randy on 05 March 2017 - 06:01 PM

@gray I'm too old too!  Just knew you were a wine maker! And  that picture made me chuckle, thought you'd get a kick out of it.

#103492 All about wine!

Posted by Randy on 05 March 2017 - 12:39 PM

All about wine for Graywizardlinux!


I saw this and thought you'd get a kick out of it! LOL!



#103300 RosettaStone

Posted by Randy on 19 February 2017 - 05:02 PM

There is a version in the repo. You can use synaptic to install it. But you will need a copy of windows to install Rosseta Stone. Basically once it is installed it is a virtual computer. You go to the menu and create a new machine. It will ask what guest operating system you want to install. You pick the Windows version disc you have .  It will create a virtual hard drive and you can give it whatever memory you can spare from you main computer.  Then you put your windows install disc in and under settings for your new virtual pc check to see that the host cd drive is selected. then you boot it up. It will run the windows install. But be aware that the copy of windows you install has to be a copy that meets Microsofts licensing agreement or you may be breaking laws.


This is a rough primer.


Here is one online tutorial




There is all kinds of videos and info online.

#102964 Bodhi Linux 4.1.0 Released

Posted by Randy on 29 January 2017 - 08:29 PM

which 4.8 kernel?  edit-never mind found it.

#102896 System76 Drivers

Posted by Randy on 27 January 2017 - 10:48 AM

I just bought my wife a Gazelle. 


You will have no problem with Bodhi. Wireless works out of the box. You just need to add the system 76 Repo to get your drivers.  




Go down to #4. It will tell you how to do it.


F7 gives boot menu. But Bodhi 3 doesn't boot from usb with uefi. Bodhi 4 has no problems.

#102197 Share your Desktop

Posted by Randy on 18 December 2016 - 12:21 AM

Still amazing what you can get with Bodhi.



#102087 wanted esudo testers

Posted by Randy on 11 December 2016 - 12:56 AM

Both passwords that wouldn't work before, seem to work just fine now.


Thanks ylee!

#101950 Impossible to Unmount Devices(USB)without ROOT

Posted by Randy on 27 November 2016 - 01:15 PM

In pcmanfm under the edit menu/preferences/volume management/    you should see the options Charles was talking about.

#101939 Bodhi Linux 4.0.0 Stable

Posted by Randy on 25 November 2016 - 02:15 PM


Also, is there any graphical way of setting timezone?

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

But you should look it up in synaptic before installing because it also installs a couple of other useful system tools also.


you can also install network protocol time to keep your clock synced with online servers

sudo apt-get install ntp