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The waiter

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system-config-samba not working

22 February 2018 - 05:56 PM

Hello guys


I mentioned the Bodhi Linux in front of my neighbor in a pub and yesterday he was in my place in order to see how it works. He is totally frustrated with WIN 10 he is using for job and family. Anyway he wanted to see mainly samba share and dlna server etc. I had a good experience with system-config-samba package which is a python front-end for samba. It worked without any glitches under Bodhi 3.2.1 which is based on Ubuntu 14.04.

But something went wrong. The samba GUI simply did not start after typing the passwd. I switched to terminal for some outcome but nothing. Hmm, little embarrassing situation but I told him it was working before. When he left (I apparently persuaded him to switch to Linux, lol), it was time for google. Of course you can do all samba config from CLI, but I wanted to know why that python app did not work. After some minutes the working workaround was found.


just type


sudo touch /etc/libuser.conf


...and that's it.


Maybe one day this can help somebody :)



Long entries menu issue solved?

19 February 2018 - 10:06 PM

Hello guys


Just wanted to share my new info about tracking down the issue which was announced some time ago by Astroboy




I had a good night again and after 3 hours of tracking down where the issue could be I have a working solution, which needs to be tested of course. For simulating the issue I created 35 menu items. The issue is as Astroboy mentioned. When menu height is bigger than screen height, menu is not created. I found an super easy method how to do that. But it is info for coders. Now the picture as usual




Little tired for commit but it will be there soon


Good night :)




EDIT: commited :)

E menu right side hack

17 February 2018 - 05:41 PM

Hello there


I had some time for playing around and I decided to fulfill the needs of some users (mainly Timmi, who was asking for it)


and I hacked the Moksha desktop menu. Let me explain in more details:

As you know, if you click on the shelf placed on the right, or gadget placed on the right side of the screen, or just on the screen, the menu appears but submenus cascade is still on the right scrolling to show its content. I can remember how I said "it is weird behavior" but after years I got used to it. Anyway now you have an opportunity to have it as in LXDE. If you click on the right side of the screen, the main menu appears and submenus will appear in cascades on the left. Maybe nice feature to have in Moksha for new people, people used to different desktops or just complaining people (hello Timmi again :) ). Take this hack as an experimental feature which needs some time for testing. A toggle for this new function you will find in the Menu Settings-Miscellaneous-No Menu Scroll.

Now a picture:



I hope it will find some users. I will be glad for some feedback. Mainly I am not sure the toggle name is perfect.


If you are ready for testing, clone moksha frm my git






Systray dragging fix

28 January 2018 - 06:57 PM

Hello guys


Not a big deal today, anyway I am happy to share the solution for systray dragging issue which is a little annoyance for years. The problem is, the systray module behaves oddly in compare with other modules on the shelf. You can not move it on the shelf to the target position. Just use other modules as "glue".

During the module code studying I realized there does exists the gadget container (gadcon) which is common for every well coded gadget with possibility of its manipulation. Then I found the problem. Gadcon is masked with X rectangle used for displaying apps icons. So, my goal was just to reveal the part of gadcon.


This is the picture for better imagination




Now we can treat it as other gadgets after clicking the 5 pixels high space above the icons. The systray module needs a lot of care but I hope this mini fix will help a little bit.



New Moksha version for testing

25 January 2018 - 08:17 AM

Hello there

The Bodhi Linux team (http://www.bodhilinux.com/w/the-team/) is working on new Moksha release (#3). I am here to tell you what is new in alpha release available on our testing repo:

1. After some debate with Jeff I persuaded him to get back desktop icons as many of you are asking for them. The reason of disable this feature was EFM (enlightenment file manager) which has lack of features and many questions were asked on the forum to this piece of SW. In the new Moksha version I managed to cut out EFM from opening folders on the screen and replace it with opening with default FM you have set up on your system. In default Bodhi installation it is PcmanFM. If some troubles are there, set your default FM this way (example for Thunar):

xdg-mime default Thunar.desktop inode/directory

Desktop icons enabling : menu-settings-modules-files-EFM starter (load)

2. Another nice new feature was made by Sef. Now you have a key shortcut for "Always on top" window. The default shortcut (you can change it in key bindings section) is CTRL + ALT + T.

3. I made a resurrection of a former screenshot dialog which was cut out in the past due to E server instability. It is up to you which way you prefer. Setup is easy in the Screenshot setting under "Show full Screenshot dialog" item. It is disabled by default. The path for saving pictures was set to "desktop" by default to avoid language troubles with folder naming.

4. As we plan the new Bodhi Linux release, I'd like to show you some new design features which will be perhaps implemented. New Glassy icon set and new extra modules design set (extras need more time for recoding scripts and changing faces. I can show you just 3 gadgets - mem, trash and cpu, which I am working on these days - not finished, just for show off).

And now a little tasting :)


I hope you like it, and of course we wait your feedback and bugs reports (if exist)