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#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).

#102094 WIFI, Broadcom-driver issue?

Posted by gohlip on 11 December 2016 - 02:22 PM

I really don't know the answers to your questions on the last post because I don't use synaptic (I just use the terminal).

And same for lspci. Perhaps others can help here?


Sorry. And Cheers. Oh.. welcome too.



{edit} -


First, apt-get was "unable to locate package"


Note we should 'apt-get update' first,

and especially with new install, 'apt-get dist-upgrade' also before installing any packages.

Then packages will be located.

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#101912 fixing Bodhi boot

Posted by gohlip on 22 November 2016 - 09:26 AM

Right. Okay.

You're mixing msdos and gpt.

Worse, you're mixing uefi boots with bios-legacy boots.


You cannot use your linux in sda (msdos/bios-legacy) to boot your sdb OS which is uefi/gpt.

(though you can use uefi/gpt to boot OS in bios-legacy/msdos).


[A] So either you redo all your sdb in msdos and make it boot in bios-legacy (which means reinstalling Bodhi in bios-legacy  but first making the disk msdos)

[B] Or you can boot your sdb (each and every time) by going to bios-setup or bios-boot to boot sdb.



Since [A] is familiar to you (but we'd be happy to provide more info if required)

Let us state how you can do [B].


The steps to do [B] is to first boot up a livecd in uefi.

Currently Bodhi livecd is not booting UEFI well in livecd, but you can use other linux distro livecd to do this.

If you use any livecd, make sure it is uefi  booted by

test -d /sys/firmware/efi && echo UEFI || echo BIOS

and output must be UEFI not BIOS.


But if somehow it is not booted in UEFI,

sudo apt-get install grub-efi-amd64

Then check that external usb partitions is read correctly as sdb and not sda

If 'sda' use sda below instead of sdb

sudo fdisk -l

After confirming the external disk is sdb,

sudo mount /dev/sdb2 /mnt
sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/boot/efi
sudo grub-install --target=x86_64-efi --efi-directory=/mnt/boot/efi --bootloader-id=bodhi --boot-directory=/mnt/boot --recheck --debug --removable

Note you must use "--removable" at the end of the command. otherwise, when you unplugged the external, your bios will give an error (probably the same errors you have before).


That's it. Good luck.


Reminder that you need to go to boot-setup each and every time you boot to Bodhi.


ps: boot setup is usually F10 to F12. varies with computer and you need to find out which applies to your system

bios-setup is usually F2, can be 'delete' or 'esc'.

#101402 Bodhi 4.0 - Beta or Final installed?

Posted by gohlip on 01 November 2016 - 02:43 AM

Just make sure you have this repository (it is not enabled in the beta)

http://packages.bodhilinux.com/bodhi xenial b4main

#101085 Bodhi 4.0.0 AppPack Software Inclusions

Posted by gohlip on 14 October 2016 - 04:20 PM

Personally, the lesser apps the better. That has always been the Bodhi way.

As long as it includes one browser. And talking about browsers, for example, whichever we choose as the default, mathematically it will not be the majority choice.

Midori, for example, has been the default, I understand the choice (small, lightweight...) though the first thing I do is to uninstall it and install firefox.

And the main thing is.... I shouldn't complain about it; and it's fair.


And I also uninstall other stuff that comes with it, and again, I should complain about it.


Up to you, just that the lesser the better.

No libreoffice, thunderbird, wps, vlc... please.


If we want those, let us install ourselves.

How difficult can that be?


Thanks for hearing us out.

#100925 What other Linux desktops do you use and why?

Posted by gohlip on 30 September 2016 - 10:01 AM

The best way to be wise is to stay foolish, and sadly, not many People understand this.



Ah, that's why I'm so wise,....I mean ....foolish..., no,  wise,, wait ... I mean foolish. ...... :unsure: :wacko: :o