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The waiter

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#106149 All sorts of newbie questions

Posted by The waiter on 17 August 2017 - 10:32 AM

Just need an explanation. We had the possibility of adding ppas before. But people added harmful or not tested apps and it was impossible solve their issues. Due to the system stability Jeff (our leader) decided to rely only on repo sw.

#106146 All sorts of newbie questions

Posted by The waiter on 17 August 2017 - 07:59 AM

Hello RockinBodi


Mr.J's answers are good enough for you. I will just point you more detailed to the article about adding quick launchers to the shelf



see the section abour lBar


BTW: There are many ways how to add apps to the lBar. I prefer these two ways:


1. right click on the upper window border. Choose the first item on the menu, then select add to lBar-default

2. the most elegant way is to grab app border icon and place it on the lBar (in case the actual theme has got app icon on the title border)





for your record, there are other elegant ways how to run your apps even without apps having on the shelf. My the top one is using quick launcher (called run everything in the past). Just press ALT + ESC or WIN + SPACE and start typing your app name. After some time the mostly launched apps will "bubble" to the top and will be by hand in the launcher popup. 

There is also a way, you can add your apps to the favourite list and show popup list via pressing right mouse button on the desktop. Adding app to the list is similar to the point 1 above. You will find it easily.


Enjoy the speed and beauty of Bodhi Linux :)

#106140 Watching HD videos on the slow PC

Posted by The waiter on 16 August 2017 - 02:27 PM

Hello guys


Nothing special, just wanna share my experience from holiday with my old Lenovo S12 based on very exotic VIA HW and slow speccy. 

I took this NTB because if sb stole it, I would just smile and say "I don't care". Anyway, I took it for my kids to watch some movies. The problem was, some of the movies were in HD quality thus very bad performance. I started look up with google and here is the result with my favorite smplayer.




After these settings, the performance was great, no sound synchro issues, video tearing etc.


Maybe this info will help sb of you...




#106130 How to change keyboard repeat speed and repeat delay

Posted by The waiter on 15 August 2017 - 12:45 PM

No, there is not GUI for setting you want to change.


Anyway try to follow this link, I hope it will help a bit




The answer 11 worked for me:

xset r rate 220 160

#106120 Browse/open/view/save webp images

Posted by The waiter on 14 August 2017 - 09:42 PM

The package called webp should provide your need.


It is the CLI app so use it this way:


vwebp file_name


PS: ahh, it is only viewer. Let's continue with google :)


EDIT: https://stackoverflo...on-ubuntu-linux


#105904 how to find out how much of my HD is being used.

Posted by The waiter on 02 August 2017 - 08:18 PM

in terminology type


sudo apt-get install places-moksha

#105900 how to find out how much of my HD is being used.

Posted by The waiter on 02 August 2017 - 07:15 PM

All the info given by JollyRoger is correct. I just will add, you need to install the package places-moksha before his steps in case you don't have module present among modules list. 

#105842 Will Bodhi 4.2 become more stable

Posted by The waiter on 31 July 2017 - 06:34 AM

I had Lenovo S12 with 1 GB RAM which worked slow but without any hangs or freezes. I suggested you have to upgrade your system in other forum post. You answered you did. Can you post the outcome of this command?:


dpkg -l efl

#105811 User profile and computer name

Posted by The waiter on 28 July 2017 - 02:03 PM



Your question is correct. But it is a question for Enlightenment developers (IRC #e) which for some reason did not create the GUI for adding users. There aren't more features like GUI for adding printers, GUI for changing time & date or locales etc. We don't know why. Anyway our goal is to have these missing features and as Randy pointed, the time is a real obstacle. There is Jeff's project called "swami" which could fill the gap in the E/Moksha settings. In the meantime we use command line or setting dialogs from other desktops which are fully compatible.  

#105783 New install, no connection manager?

Posted by The waiter on 23 July 2017 - 09:27 PM

Great forum. No need advice. Waiting some time is the best solution. :)

Glad you have solved it...

#105780 Theme fixing

Posted by The waiter on 23 July 2017 - 06:46 PM

Hello guys


Weekend without family + back pain = Bodhi time :)


Now to the point. In one post I gave an answer to one user about brighter theme and I pointed him to the Sunshine theme. I must admit I never used it, because it is too bright for me, lol. Anyway, I looked at the preview picture and I realized something is wrong. Blue shelf? Blue sliders? Something is yellow and something blue. OK, I spent some time analyzing and realized this theme is very badly done. It is based on the moonlight theme which I fixed some weeks ago. It was a good news for me. Less work. Anyway I had to recolorize all blue objects (E, Elm and also GTK), which led me to installing Bimp bash pluging which helped me a lot. The result is much better Sunshine theme for our users. I commited all changes to my and Jeff's repo, so let's wait for the package update. In the meantime the result:












Again, I wont list all changes. Almost 20 changes. A lot in the background of the theme. All you can see in the commit list




Have fun and let me know if you see sth in the theme I forgot to adjust...



#105755 Need a lighter theme

Posted by The waiter on 22 July 2017 - 05:45 AM



Maybe Radiance theme would be brighter for you (sudo apt-get install bodhi-theme-moksha-radiance). Also there is a Sunshine theme but it is not ported yet to new Bodhi Linux EFL. That theme has got left windows controls, which can be annoying for some users.


GTK theme is easy to set. Menu-settings-setting_ panel-look_ tab-application theme-GTK tab




Enjoy and welcome here,


#105715 Back to ibar questions

Posted by The waiter on 17 July 2017 - 09:32 AM

Hmm, the icon flashing is the lBar feature. Unfortunately I dont know any way how to turn it off (maybe in the Moksha core source). Anyway, there are plenty of possibilities how to launch apps. I prefer using the quick launcher which appears after pressing ALT+ ESC or WIN + space bar. Or you can add your favourite apps to the favourite list and call it back with right click on the desktop. Yo can also install engage module as a nice lBar replacement with kool visual effects and features which you will definititely enjoy.

The answer to your second quesition. You can turn off the lBar icon label in lBar settings if you right click on the lBar item. But, you can not set the other label position. As I said before, you can use another methods of launching the apps...

#105632 Bodhi 4.2.0 - How to change text color of Terminology, please?

Posted by The waiter on 10 July 2017 - 08:52 PM

Hmm, I did not know the answer, so I asked in #e IRC channel where I got the answer it is a matter of the current shell, not the Terminology. So the info source


To set a red color prompt, type the following command:
$ export PS1="\e[0;31m[\u@\h \W]\$ \e[m "

Enjoy :)

#105512 Lightweight Linux Distros

Posted by The waiter on 05 July 2017 - 02:34 PM

Yes Slitaz is cool. Mainly its 50 MB installation iso.
BTW: I am not sure Elive is still a live project. Must explore...