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#105358 install on my wife's laptop - many issues solved

Posted by graywizardlinux on Yesterday, 06:30 PM

well so far so good on my 2 thinkpads which i have run everyday.  The dell i used a few times to check it since my wife has had no time to try to get into bodhi.  and the r500 seems to work but it is slow.

 

So thanks you to you all who had more patience than i have to get me through this stuff.  We are 100% Bodhi in the house and we are good for the next 4 yrs or a bit less.  I really hated to leave bodhi and i really feel comfortable using Bodhi.  Thanks!




#105331 So Far harvest season has been extremely good

Posted by graywizardlinux on 26 June 2017 - 10:48 PM

ahhh yes.....  been a long time since i heard that one....  wow.

 

spaghetti sauce was nice after 6 hr cookdown.  usually with more tomatoes and time it cooks for 10-14 hrs and is so delicious.

 

salad and baked potatoes from the garden.  100% organic!  time to sit and relax - dr. appt first thing in the a.m.




#105329 Midori problem youtube and player audio streaming

Posted by graywizardlinux on 26 June 2017 - 08:58 PM

apparently chromium no longer deals with flash is that is your issue.  i played 2 you tubes today with chromium - and yesterday or the day before with no issues.




#105325 Midori problem youtube and player audio streaming

Posted by graywizardlinux on 26 June 2017 - 08:11 PM

i know squat but check this out:

 

http://forums.bodhil...ed-in-chromium/

 

and possibly this:

 

Told you the 4.2 was better.

Good you used the terminal commands for updating and dist-upgrade, eepdater is not perfect yet, though it works in 99% for the daily stuff.

 

For all I know installing the below package will bring the needed codecs.

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

The Appack version has apps installed that also provide codecs and so on. The above package brings the proprietary stuff.

 

Glad you did not walk into surprises this time (so far).

 

Enjoy,

Charles

 

i am not charles - that is what i copied from another thread for you.




#105322 Midori problem youtube and player audio streaming

Posted by graywizardlinux on 26 June 2017 - 07:31 PM

I never tried video on midori - i use t to access the appcenter.   but i had some issue with idori back on bodhi 3.  not bodhi's fault just midori - i like it but had issues so i only use chromium.  and i am most happy.




#105314 So Far harvest season has been extremely good

Posted by graywizardlinux on 26 June 2017 - 06:35 PM

stefan medssged you but i guess you are full

 

Get robert fripp's a blessing of tears - it the most magnificent piece of music i have ever heard.
 
not just the piece tune but the WHOLE CD.
 
i may put it on soon after i take the dog out.
 
 
on hbr1 i listen to dream factory matter of fact francofunghi sent me 3 long tunes he did  that play on there for my personal use.
 
large files but if you get here i can copy them for you or brun a dvd of them



#105305 So Far harvest season has been extremely good

Posted by graywizardlinux on 26 June 2017 - 04:49 PM

harvested around 250-270 garlic, 275 onions, beans, slad materials, herbs, tons of potatoes, and still more to dig, tomatoes already and peppers enough that i am making a big pot of spaghetti sauce right now,  strawberries and blueberries for fresh eating and jams that i made, cukes, raspberries, figs are all over the tree, carrots, bunching onions, chinese cabbages, and a few more.

 

earliest we have ever gotten tomatoes and the onions yellow candy and red candy - the yellow candy a lot of them are the size of a softball and even bigger.  what a year for my onions.  3-5 eggs everyday.  apples and asian pears are doing nicely.

 

some ales and porters i have made and a decent looking binch of grapes n the vineyard for wine!

 

I am smiling!




#105297 Great men were born like this

Posted by graywizardlinux on 26 June 2017 - 11:35 AM

and now people are stuck with a smart phone attached to their hands looking into a screen and tap tap tapping oblivious to the world around them.  People are choosing another form of isolation.




#105268 Discussion of e21

Posted by graywizardlinux on 25 June 2017 - 12:06 PM

not to be blaspheemous - but i should clarify a bit.  i tried e21 over mint cinnamon.  as i said some stuff just wasn;t there re: various controls or modules maybe etc.  I also tried the 12/14/16 version of e from pclinuxos.  that was quite nice - but had trackpad issues. If I was forced to and they could get the trackpad issue fixed - that might be a possibility if bodhi wasn't in existence.  not sure of the support and not sure how long term this version is and no one there would give me an answer.  To me - Bodhi is so much more refined and complete.  Just my opinion.




#105258 Neophyte help for installing Bodhi 4 Appack

Posted by graywizardlinux on 24 June 2017 - 09:55 PM

Neophyte help for installing Bodhi 4 Appack

 

I figured I'd write up some notes for helping newbies get their head around Bodhi and linux re: install. I am not going to explain every step or i would have to redo it and write as i am doing it. Most things are pretty straightforward though. Upfront, i have installed on 3 different Thinkpad models old and newer and also a Dell Inspiron. I also am using a DVD burned iso - because i like it that way and i never could get the usb stick install to work. Maybe it was the actual creation on the stupid stick - just do not know or recall. the 3 TP's i had an external usb drive and the dell had a DVD drive in it.

 

First of all i ran the live to get access to wifi and i hit the do not lock blank screen under menu >settings> settings panel>screen. I also do the presentation Mode via settings>modes. presentation. Once i got that set and wifi connected I installed,

 

first of all do not use the 4.1 if you have it - burn the newest one. mine was 4.1 at the time i burned. the 2 installs glitched badly when i used the install updates and codecs, etc. with the install. The 3rd time i just did the codecs and worked but i later had a couple of issues. When I first used the Bodhi 4.2 iso i installed with choosing the 2 options. it worked nicely in all 3 cases. where i had moksha issues and freezes and even wifi connection issues; i did not in the proper 4 installation. do the installation and follow the instructions. i do not mess with partitioning because of multiple past issues and plain dumbness/stupidity. when the installation completes remove the DVD or usb drive and i waited about 30: and hit enter. It rebooted and voila - it happens. Bodhi!

 

I then redo the same presentation and screen lock stuff and then in terminal do

 

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gconf2 man-db desktop-file-utils mime-support menu

mkdir debs

cd debs

wget http://launchpadlibr...untu2_amd64.deb

wget http://launchpadlibr...untu2_amd64.deb

sudo dpkg -i libgpds0_1.5.1-6ubuntu2_amd64.deb gpointing-device-settings_1.5.1-6ubuntu2_amd64.deb







this uodates everything, and the for laptop users gets you to a fix for installing gpoined-devices - for trackpad usability.

I then ran


sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras


which are the extras and codecs not installed at original install.

i then ran synaptic to remove some of the stuff in appack and also added what i needed. I also used the Bodhi appcenter via midori - was told it only worked in midori though i only use chromium exclusively! the do another

sudo apt-get update to update all new stuff/apps/packages added.

from there you can tweak all of the different apps and settings and windows etc.

Hope this helps!

 

 

 

p.s.

 

 

Re: gpointing devices---- to anyone who decides to use it or in my many cases needs it - there is a workaround that one has to do at every startup and extremely rarely after a suspend, and i mean rarely... click on tapping tab, and then you have to uncheck the disable tapping and then check the disable checking and then close out.  that is not a problem - Charles told me a yr and half ago that is what will make it work -an i do religiously at startup and as i said, when i get a rare mouse behavior that needs me to do it.  Hope this helps.

 

 

 

at present it is the only work around to get it working.  Thanks to sef and charles for creating a fix to gpointed in bodhi4.




#105257 install on my wife's laptop - many issues solved

Posted by graywizardlinux on 24 June 2017 - 09:55 PM

Neophyte help for installing Bodhi 4 Appack

 

I figured I'd write up some notes for helping newbies get their head around Bodhi and linux re: install. I am not going to explain every step or i would have to redo it and write as i am doing it. Most things are pretty straightforward though. Upfront, i have installed on 3 different Thinkpad models old and newer and also a Dell Inspiron. I also am using a DVD burned iso - because i like it that way and i never could get the usb stick install to work. Maybe it was the actual creation on the stupid stick - just do not know or recall. the 3 TP's i had an external usb drive and the dell had a DVD drive in it.

 

First of all i ran the live to get access to wifi and i hit the do not lock blank screen under menu >settings> settings panel>screen. I also do the presentation Mode via settings>modes. presentation. Once i got that set and wifi connected I installed,

 

first of all do not use the 4.1 if you have it - burn the newest one. mine was 4.1 at the time i burned. the 2 installs glitched badly when i used the install updates and codecs, etc. with the install. The 3rd time i just did the codecs and worked but i later had a couple of issues. When I first used the Bodhi 4.2 iso i installed with choosing the 2 options. it worked nicely in all 3 cases. where i had moksha issues and freezes and even wifi connection issues; i did not in the proper 4 installation. do the installation and follow the instructions. i do not mess with partitioning because of multiple past issues and plain dumbness/stupidity. when the installation completes remove the DVD or usb drive and i waited about 30: and hit enter. It rebooted and voila - it happens. Bodhi!

 

I then redo the same presentation and screen lock stuff and then in terminal do

 


sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gconf2 man-db desktop-file-utils mime-support menu

mkdir debs

cd debs

wget http://launchpadlibr...untu2_amd64.deb

wget http://launchpadlibr...untu2_amd64.deb

sudo dpkg -i libgpds0_1.5.1-6ubuntu2_amd64.deb gpointing-device-settings_1.5.1-6ubuntu2_amd64.deb







this uodates everything, and the for laptop users gets you to a fix for installing gpoined-devices - for trackpad usability.

I then ran


sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras


which are the extras and codecs not installed at original install.

i then ran synaptic to remove some of the stuff in appack and also added what i needed. I also used the Bodhi appcenter via midori - was told it only worked in midori though i only use chromium exclusively! the do another

sudo apt-get update to update all new stuff/apps/packages added.

from there you can tweak all of the different apps and settings and windows etc.

Hope this helps!




#105256 Sef, Charles, and Birdmun

Posted by graywizardlinux on 24 June 2017 - 09:01 PM

Just wanted to say thank you to you all for helping me get Bodhi 4 on 4 laptops.  the 4.1 was a nightmare but the 4.2 disc worked great.  the help on the trackpad thingie also make it a 'deal' as opposed to a 'deal breaker'.  I work hard but with linux - have lost a lot of years from my life and more gray hairs etc. over the years.  a decade plus ago was a sheer nightmare.  i had certain major issues - but slugged away.

 

1 1/2 year ago when i committed to Bodhi and 100% linux with no mac for fallback - it was sink or swim.  and I depend on m 2 thinkpads for everything here as some of you know.  it was a bear - simply finding my way around and certain issues to work out.  i have 2 thinkpads that are set up 100% identical - files, themes- windows, etc..  i know what is on both of them.  once i set them up it was sweet and no need to now how i tweaked the windows up and whatever else.  so i dreaded the update/upgrade to 4.  working it all out again.  and i have severe tweaks to what i want and like.  went through hell this past 7 days or so with 4 computers.....  but the more i had to deal with trying to get them running i relearned where most things were.

 

THAT is what i dreaded - all the stuff to get it to work for my needs and expectations.  

 

as of right now - though i have 3 more to tweak a bit - i have Bodhi 4 running on 4 laptops in the house and this is a 100% Bodhi house now.

 

Thanks to everyone with more patience and great knowledge who have helped me out.

 

Gasho!




#105255 install on my wife's laptop - many issues solved

Posted by graywizardlinux on 24 June 2017 - 08:52 PM

i guess things are fine -.  thanks - maybe i can try something sef was asking me to try - maybe tomorrow am before i go out.  and he said maybe he could do a script to make the gpointing setup auto instead of manual at each boot.

sorry sef - maybe should not have said that - added pressure on you.


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#105252 install on my wife's laptop - many issues solved

Posted by graywizardlinux on 24 June 2017 - 07:22 PM

birdmun that was from the 4.1 and NOT 4.2 if  i was unclear.  so far 3 installs 3 different computers - 2 thinkpad x series and inspiron dell.

 

all ok so far and trackpad fix works too




#105108 install on my wife's laptop - many issues solved

Posted by graywizardlinux on 20 June 2017 - 06:13 PM

Ok it seemed like the time i did no updates but selected the codecs that is was better than the both...