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#108955 thoughts...

Posted by gohlip on 12 March 2018 - 05:05 AM

What else more fun than tinkering with Your Linux? :wub:


And learning stuff.


[Said by mr Routinely Shot Himself in The Foot] 


After learning not to shoot ourselves in the left foot, we still have the right foot to shoot at, right? :D

#108850 Clock Module Bug?

Posted by gohlip on 10 March 2018 - 03:35 AM

 My initial thought was CMOS battery...but the PC would more-or-less have issues after being off or unplugged...not just sleeping. 



Correct. That's why I ask to test it by shutting down computer, not just sleeping to see if the cmos battery is the issue.



  As you stated, I would suspect the main battery would keep the clock accurate during sleep...not the CMOS (as RAM is active during sleep and a CMOS battery isn't keeping that as such).




As stated in the link, not necessary so with laptops.


And just how difficult is it to test it with the laptop turned off overnight?

Why do we all have to guess? Why not just find out?

#108400 E menu right side hack

Posted by gohlip on 20 February 2018 - 07:46 AM

Gohlip: we are too tiny crew separated from E devs. They go their own way and we ours. To fulfil our dreams is not just about saying we want it. We have our project priorities. This around dev work costs a lot of time, energy and learning. We have families and personal lives. We are not a company which is making changes for money... Just to be clear


Of course we all know that. The point Timmi is saying and I agree is that there is also.....Oh, he has edited his post.

Well, well the point is moot.


Anyway, regardless of whether it is paid, voluntary or charity, nobody can say improper behavior can be accepted.

Not saying it is here, in fact, I did mention there is no bad faith I see anywhere in this forum.


Let's move on.

#108390 E menu right side hack

Posted by gohlip on 20 February 2018 - 02:00 AM

I'm with you, Timmi.

I've mentioned this 'right-click' context thingy long before you. And it's the first thing I change when I installed Bodhi.

And I won't 'complain' about it any more.


To be fair, there was this desktop sliding around when you move the mouse to the edges. I 'complained' about it (to the "E" people) and it was fixed (no longer default - can be fixed by user, just like this 'right click thingy'). And the file directories showing up in the desktop and....The good thing about E (and Bodhi) is that most things can be changed by the user, perhaps a bit harder than in Openbox or Fluxbox.


Generally there was much less things to change whenever we installed Bodhi.

Nowadays, there are much more things to replace and remove, econnman network manager was replaced by default, but  perhaps  I personally find the other 'e' things less appealing, I've more to do. And 'sudo' still works without removing 'esudo' (which we can't - not sure about that - I'd leave that alone).


But yes, some of the factors we users decide on what distro to use (or to help in forums) are not just technical issues or in-spite of them. Sometimes the team and members can make a difference despite a good leadership and vice versa. The 'bashing' you mentioned about may not be in bad faith. The 'intent' is not in malice. Each of us have different levels of sensitivities and we ourselves too often think others have that same level. And true, some may have an ego-need to fulfill. And we let that pass. Personally (and generally), I find the Bodhi people here excellent.


End of the day, it is a decision for each of us to make. Nobody is stopping us.


#107671 backlit keyboard and linux

Posted by gohlip on 28 December 2017 - 04:33 AM

I don't have this issue so might not work/applicable to you.

fitst check if you have vbetool installed

$ apt search vbetool

If you have,

$ vbetool dpms on

If it is not vbetool... try adding


to the kernel parameter of your grub linux line.


Good luck.


ps: I cannot go further if this doesn't work.

Others have to help.



[edit] - one of these .... I just used 'video'; try each one.


#106481 Dual/Multiple monitors - only able to use one at a time?

Posted by gohlip on 01 September 2017 - 10:49 AM

Try this command and see if that helps

xrandr --auto --output DVII2 --mode 2560x1440 --left-of DVII3 && xrandr --auto --output DVII3 --mode 1920x1080 --right-of DVII2

ps: usually it's just DVI1 and DVI2, etc.. so if above won't work, try with

xrandr --auto --output DVI2 --mode 2560x1440 --left-of DVI3 && xrandr --auto --output DVI3 --mode 1920x1080 --right-of DVI2

If command work, then either put in bash command (if not permanent), autostart or others places you want to.

#104332 installing bodhi on a gpt disk

Posted by gohlip on 15 May 2017 - 07:55 AM

Make sure when you want to install in uefi/gpt, the install media is booted in uefi.

It is possible that your install media is booted in bios-legacy not uefi.

But I am surprised installer changed gpt partitioning to msdos partitioning.

No installer I know does that. It may be that it is still gpt partitioning but with a bios-legacy boot.

Can you provide output of "sudo parted -l".


Oh, another thing. Currently installing Bodhi to uefi/gpt is still a struggle. There are workarounds and if you have another linux OS in the uefi/gpt system, then it is much easier to convert the installation to it.  See http://forums.bodhil...urther details.

#104291 Moksha not so stable.

Posted by gohlip on 10 May 2017 - 09:54 PM

Great find, DOOMguy.

It took us months and lots of testing and searching by many of us here and we didn't find the solution.

Thanks. Great job!

#103743 Installing Intel microcode proprietary drivers using terminal Bodhi Linux

Posted by gohlip on 27 March 2017 - 07:49 AM

This is done automatically now within the kernel.

We don't have to do anything by ourselves.


But we can verify this for ourselves by

dmesg | grep microcode

If output has  "microcode updated early to revision 0xyy", it is okay and done.


[edit - errata]

Sorry , it does not come with stock Bodhi.

We can install intel-ucode by

sudo apt-get install microcode.ctl intel-microcode


ps: apologies - I've modified my Bodhi so much I've forgotten I've done this.

Take care.

#103611 Black screen at boot - no grub

Posted by gohlip on 15 March 2017 - 04:58 PM

Boot up to bodhi livecd, at terminal, check what is the internal disk designated; it it sda or sdb?

Check using one of these

sudo parted -l
lsblk -f
sudo blkid
sudo fdisk -l

Then assuming Bodhi installed root is sda5, issue this command

sudo mount /dev/sda5 /mnt
sudo grub-install --boot-directory=/mnt/boot /dev/sda

If Bodhi root partition shows as sdb5, the command should be

sudo mount /dev/sdb5 /mnt
sudo grub-install --boot-directory=/mnt/boot /dev/sdb

Reboot without livecd.

#103404 Another nice review on Bodhi

Posted by gohlip on 26 February 2017 - 09:27 AM


#103141 [SOLVED] SSD HDD compability on Bodhi Linux

Posted by gohlip on 09 February 2017 - 10:15 AM

1 yes

2 yes

3 meh - not noticeable.

4 if you need a new drive, why not. If old disk can be used, reset it up again with gparted; don't need to waste a working device.


No special tweaking with ssd's; installer will take care of that.



#102668 Boot Problem on Bodhi Laptop

Posted by gohlip on 12 January 2017 - 05:19 AM

Boot to prompt [1] and if it does boot [2], then it would be a graphic driver issue.

After booting to prompt [3], try 'startx' and see if it boots up (not likely) to gui.

Also provide graphic card details so others [4] can help you with it.





At grub menu, press 'e' at Bodhi entry.
Arrow down to linux line
Arrow right past 'quiet' and 'splash'
Backspace to remove 'quiet' and 'splash' (careful not to remove 'ro')
Add '3' (no appostrophes)
F10 or 'ctl' + 'x' to boot
Login in with password.



If it doesn't boot, let us know what are the last few lines in console of error messages that hangs.



Always best to do commands as follows before trying startx

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade



I'm not good in graphic drivers, so others need to jump in to help OP. Thanks.



It may just be that you need to fsck the Bodhi partition.

If that is the case do that from outside, meaning from livecd or another OS.

#102324 Removing packages (seemingly) related to old kernel versions

Posted by gohlip on 27 December 2016 - 06:03 PM

Make sure you're booted in kernel 4.4.0-57 and then to remove all 4.4.0-36 versions,

sudo apt-get remove --purge 4.4.0-36-*

But it is always good to have at least 2 kernels, in case one kernel goes kaput for whatever reason.

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#102305 Doesn't boot, but boots second time

Posted by gohlip on 26 December 2016 - 01:30 AM

Bodhi (and any linux OS) can be installed to any drive, including external drives.

What likely happens in your case, is that the bios has not detected the usb yet when you select the bodhi menuentry to boot.


Try this out.

When grub menu appears,  go to prompt (press 'c'), then type in "ls", see if the external pendrive is listed. If it is not listed, at that point, it will not boot any OS in pendrive.

Type again "ls", when pendrive gets listed, then OS's in pendrive will boot.


It's just that some bios take some time to detect drives, usually external usb drives.

Another way is to wait longer for bios before booting up.

Firmware updates for bios can help. Sometimes changing to other usb ports can help (or just cleaning the contacts). Or (hopefully not in your case) a better usb drive (try fsck'ing the usb partitions first).