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#109101 Bigger menu text

Posted by Randy on Today, 01:17 AM

menu>settings>settings panel>Look>Fonts


or in the everything launcher, search for fonts.

#108943 Pure Bodhi Linux has installed more then 1.000 packages - what for so many?

Posted by Randy on 12 March 2018 - 12:32 AM

It is stable, but it is not windows. I broke dozen of installs learning it. The best way to learn is to use a live usb cd/dvd  or virtual pc.  That way  you don't wreck your main install. Then when comfortable enough, do a clean install and use something like systemback to create restore points often, so if you make a mistake you can just restore it back. 

#108933 Pure Bodhi Linux has installed more then 1.000 packages - what for so many?

Posted by Randy on 11 March 2018 - 11:20 PM

Dear Jeff,


The point is that I read all of your answers, but unfortunately not all of them are useful.

You advised me to remove unwanted packages. I did it, and then my operating system stopped working.

So it comes out that I would have to ask you before each packet removal. Even before removal of those, which are theoretically extra and not important.


In my opinion, all my questions are different, but of course the "Diocese belongs to you" and you can throw me out of your Forum. This will be the fastest and the simplest answer to all my questions.  B) 


And one more thing: Someone wise once said:
"There are no stupid questions, there are only stupid answers."



However, if you decide otherwise, please tell me which of the following packages I can remove without worries that the operating system will not survive:

601:ii  libnotify-bin                                 0.7.6-2svn1                           amd64        sends desktop notifications to a notification daemon (Utilities)
356:ii  libdee-1.0-4:amd64                   1.2.7+15.04.20150304-0ubuntu2                  amd64        model to synchronize multiple instances over DBus - shared lib
1098:ii  zeitgeist-core                            0.9.16-0ubuntu4                          amd64        event logging framework - engine
875:ii  mtools                                          4.0.18-2ubuntu0.16.04               amd64        Tools for manipulating MSDOS files
1053:ii  vbetool                                       1.1-3                                amd64        run real-mode video BIOS code to alter hardware state
1054:ii  virtualbox-guest-utils               5.0.40-dfsg-0ubuntu1.16.04.2                  amd64        x86 virtualization solution - non-X11 guest utilities
1055:ii  virtualbox-guest-x11                5.0.40-dfsg-0ubuntu1.16.04.2                   amd64        x86 virtualization solution - X11 guest utilities
1078:ii  xserver-common                       2:1.18.4-0ubuntu0.7                           all         common files used by various X servers
1079:ii  xserver-xorg                              1:7.7+13ubuntu3                          amd64        X.Org X server
1080:ii  xserver-xorg-core                    2:1.18.4-0ubuntu0.7                           amd64        Xorg X server - core server
1081:ii  xserver-xorg-input-all               1:7.7+13ubuntu3                               amd64        X.Org X server -- input driver metapackage
1082:ii  xserver-xorg-input-evdev             1:2.10.1-1ubuntu2                             amd64        X.Org X server -- evdev input driver
1083:ii  xserver-xorg-input-synaptics         1.8.2-1ubuntu3                                amd64        Synaptics TouchPad driver for X.Org server
1084:ii  xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse           1:13.1.0-1ubuntu2                             amd64        X.Org X server -- VMMouse input driver to use with VMWare
1085:ii  xserver-xorg-input-wacom             1:0.32.0-0ubuntu3                             amd64        X.Org X server -- Wacom input driver
1086:ii  xserver-xorg-video-all                    1:7.7+13ubuntu3                         amd64        X.Org X server -- output driver metapackage
1087:ii  xserver-xorg-video-amdgpu            1.1.2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1                        amd64        X.Org X server -- AMDGPU display driver
1088:ii  xserver-xorg-video-ati                       1:7.7.0-1                             amd64        X.Org X server -- AMD/ATI display driver wrapper
1089:ii  xserver-xorg-video-fbdev             1:0.4.4-1build5                               amd64        X.Org X server -- fbdev display driver
1090:ii  xserver-xorg-video-intel             2:2.99.917+git20160325-1ubuntu1.2     amd64        X.Org X server -- Intel i8xx, i9xx display driver
1091:ii  xserver-xorg-video-nouveau           1:1.0.12-1build2                              amd64        X.Org X server -- Nouveau display driver
1092:ii  xserver-xorg-video-qxl               0.1.4-3ubuntu3                                amd64        X.Org X server -- QXL display driver
1093:ii  xserver-xorg-video-radeon            1:7.7.0-1                                     amd64        X.Org X server -- AMD/ATI Radeon display driver
1094:ii  xserver-xorg-video-vesa              1:2.3.4-1build2                               amd64        X.Org X server -- VESA display driver
1095:ii  xserver-xorg-video-vmware            1:13.1.0-2ubuntu3                             amd64        X.Org X server -- VMware display driver

and all basic functionalities still will work fine, such as GUI, WIFI, the possibility of installing new packages and applications, etc. etc.







That depends on your hardware!  You should probably google every package against your computers hardware specs, and see if you need them. Otherwise install systemback make a restore point, and remove them 1 by 1 and keep redoing it until you get it right. But first you need to google how to boot to the command line and run the necessary commands to restore your systemback, backup. 


This is the way you learn. or better yet install a virtual pc and install bodhi on it. Then you won't wreck your os past your experience to fix it. But you will have to learn about virtual pc's too.


Your question has already been answered. all the packages installed on bodhi are required for operation on a wide array of hardware. It is not built to just run one persons hardware.

#108526 Weekend Project

Posted by Randy on 25 February 2018 - 04:15 PM



but i am going to sue you for using my picture without written approval!!!!


:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


Tha'ts funny, my wife said it looked like me!

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#108520 Weekend Project

Posted by Randy on 25 February 2018 - 01:32 PM

So my brother who is a self professed computer phobe, brought me an old laptop and asked if I could put Linux on it. He got himself involved in a project, and needs email, youtube, google, and office program. So, this is what I come up with...








I hid all the setting and menus I could. Tried to find the simplest apps, and added systemback for a fail safe. I even created a profile, just in case. I wiped out all the mouse bindings, but left the key bindings so I could easily work on it if necessary.  I added the artwork just because he's my brother (doubt he'll ever figure out how to change it). 



Also made a video so he won't forget how to run it.


Thinking of a way to make a script that can sort files in /home, and move them to their proper subfolder. So when he downloads stuff he can find it.


#108318 Laptop Recommends?

Posted by Randy on 17 February 2018 - 06:07 PM

Can anyone recommend a new laptop in the $300-$400 (USD) price range (if there is such a thing), that is compatible with Linux? My sister-in-law needs one. The best thing I know of is to take along a live-usb, with her shopping. But with the usb bugs out there, I doubt anyone will let you try it.

#108312 gksudo pcmanfm

Posted by Randy on 17 February 2018 - 03:18 PM

That is all I have found out so far in my playing around with this. So the question for me is: is it worth my time trying to figure out the real cause of the issue and or hacking esudo to work as expected in Bodhi 4.x? Not on my plans for the day but it is an interesting puzzle and I LIKE puzzles for whatever perverse reason. 


Realistically speaking tho I am uncertain when I can get to answering this question. 



Glad I can provide you with a puzzle. But in the scope of things, not really a big deal. I have a work around. So if and/or when you have time to solve this, let me know. I'd be interested.

#108243 Sticky notes module

Posted by Randy on 13 February 2018 - 12:30 AM

Okay re-figured it. Just have to add another sticky note gadget. Is there a way to key bind, so when they are in the hover layer, I don't have to go through the gadget menu to add additional notes?



I just added a bunch of empty notes, I can then easily use them and add more when I run out.



#108065 Some playing around.

Posted by Randy on 02 February 2018 - 10:26 AM

A mish mash of Bodhi and LXLE this is the LXDE desktop...





A preview can be found here...


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#108010 network printer connection ?

Posted by Randy on 26 January 2018 - 09:47 PM

If the printer is connected by lpt port, and can print, then in printer properties make sure it is shared. Then on second computer install a printer, choose network, select your printer. Also make sure your firewalls are off during initial setup or configured for the printer.

#108009 Swapping hard drives

Posted by Randy on 26 January 2018 - 09:38 PM

You shouldn't need to pull the linux drive to boot windows. Your computer should give a boot menu when you press a key such as f12 as soon as you see the computers splash screen. Then you should be able to choose what drive to boot from. The key you type depends on your computer. 

#107755 Bodhi Linux

Posted by Randy on 03 January 2018 - 12:59 AM

Well, I'll bet those questions weren't written by anyone familiar with Linux. :rolleyes:

#107534 Recommendations for a PIM/Organizer for Bodhi 4.4?

Posted by Randy on 19 December 2017 - 05:39 PM

There is evolution in the repo and lxle has a nice implementation of mozilla build of seamonkey with mods for calendar, tasks and address book. See info at lxle.net. You can also add a calendar to thunderbird with the lightning add on. I think osmos is in the repo too, and there is another one but zI cant remember its name.


edit: orage was the other one I was thinking of, but not sure it is pim.

#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.