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#105057 Show your Bodhi stuff!

Posted by DOOMguy on 18 June 2017 - 04:21 PM

Hmmm must get to the Netherlands to get that special color Bodhi T-shirt


Then I should stand in front of that famed tree in South Carolina.

#104987 How to install software from appimage

Posted by DOOMguy on 16 June 2017 - 04:55 PM

Then aren't they just binaries?

Exercise caution, make sure it is coming from a trusted sourrce, etc. so that in the end your computer does not get '0wned' by folks with a different agenda.


There is a good reason that there are deb packages, and solid reasons why Debian stands where it is today. They are not known for taking shortcuts. But I am DOOMguy, not Chicken Little.



At least you heard the advice directly from the application devs. Let them know of your progress, with digikam on Bodhi. If a similar app like vlc or mplayer can work with it, there's no reason why digikam won't--good luck

#104974 e21?

Posted by DOOMguy on 16 June 2017 - 01:56 PM

You left out, Good news, everyone! 475379_1285024901819_200_181.jpg

#104790 Hello from Barcelona!

Posted by DOOMguy on 06 June 2017 - 03:04 PM

Welcome! We would like a "virosi" in Bodhi :lol: And we can tell people he's from Barcelona, and he's happily using our distro!

#104775 background color

Posted by DOOMguy on 05 June 2017 - 07:36 PM

That little box under Fill will pop up the palette. If there was no picture to begin with, that is. there you have it ---> http://imgur.com/a/9dEho



The photos here heYnlqK.png will guide you

#104770 Moksha not so stable.

Posted by DOOMguy on 05 June 2017 - 04:30 PM

I am just glad I don't have BeGo's wallpapers. Even just 13s is torment since the next wallpaper background will still be food :( in extreme closeup. On TEN workspaces.I think that is why i feature coffee other than fast cars or architecture (or food)

#104598 How to ask questions

Posted by DOOMguy on 29 May 2017 - 07:08 PM

Sometimes when you are stuck you are tempted to post your problem right away, but we actually need more than the words "It doesn't work"; the staff or the team can assist you more efficiently with a little more information. 


In case you are not sure what to include, here is some timeless advice. The turnaround time will be much quicker if the thread started out the right way--a win/win in my book. My favorite part is Don't rush to claim that you have found a bug

#104592 Abiword on 3.1.1

Posted by DOOMguy on 29 May 2017 - 02:08 PM

To add to BeGo's correct post, you were attempting to install that version of abiword suitable for the gnome desktop. It will start looking for bits of gnome wheyou run it.


Something else sudo apt-cache search abiword will list all entries with abiword in it so you caselect the right one.

#104246 Bodhi 5 etc

Posted by DOOMguy on 09 May 2017 - 10:28 PM

I am curious what did not work on the Mac Air. Maybe with boot camp or the Mac's builtin startup manager it will behave differently from Parallels, but I am no Machead. With a lightweight desktop, that piece of kit will be lighter than your standard Mac Air :rolleyes:   And we have a reply from the waiter; it's all good

#104142 Bodhi Linux. Absolutely amazing

Posted by DOOMguy on 01 May 2017 - 06:58 PM

Maybe you can stop moving between distros now. From :unsure: to  :P is always a good thing.

#104136 Bodhi x32+midori+youtube

Posted by DOOMguy on 29 April 2017 - 03:52 PM

this thread could give you a clue; midori is really there mostly to help one in installing software via apturl.

#104062 Lenovo Thinkpad T460p

Posted by DOOMguy on 23 April 2017 - 07:07 PM

See what you can get from this thread, but nvidia must have something newer than 346 by now. Get your display running properly before adding another screen lol :lol: You know, I recall insisting on showing the splash screen aka nvidia logo (via the nvidia control panel) before Enlightenment shows its splash screen--this is after plymouth--just to confirm that the closed source drivers were kicking in. Suggest you do the same, especially if you plan on using more than one display.

#104058 Lenovo Thinkpad T460p

Posted by DOOMguy on 23 April 2017 - 12:06 PM

If you plan to install the nvidia drivers some time in the future you can use the control panel to set the brightness and the layout of your dualhead rig. It can save your settings if you put a check next to Restore settings on boot. Set it up once, use the module and your Bodhi will be ready every time.


Thinkpads are suitable for linux, like greywizard says, especially when their keyboards don't have that logo on them. It's only when you pick their unique 12-inch models with the unusual configurations that will tax your patience sometimes; I recall trying to get the stylus to work on Fedora, but did not have the time back then.

#104036 ArandR

Posted by DOOMguy on 20 April 2017 - 01:23 PM

As a follow up to Oblio's response (which is spot-on), having an xorg.conf saved with your multi-head setup virtually guarantees the same result every time, regardless of distro. Want to try the new GNOME on *buntu, with the multimonitor? Let the distro autodetect, and maybe it can set two out of three displays. So then you pull up the backup of xorg.conf from a thumb drive, do some minor edits so that the labels and names match, get the versions in sync, and BAM you get to see GNOME on all three. Then you save that edited version as a separate backup (save as all new xorgconf.buntuGnome or whatever)


The log file is the key. If I remember correctly, it's var/log/Xorg.conf.log or something; it will list error and diagnostic messages, and all the resolutions supported by your graphics card. You can issue the complete and proper xrandr command to try newer resolutions too, but remember to save that final version, so you can say good-bye to xRandR because you took the time to set it up the reliable way. It's dependable, and it will absolutely positively get your video working for all three monitors. (There is an entire section on xRandR on the wiki for Thinkpads called ThinkWiki)


When I had nvidia, and in its control panel, one of the checkboxes was Restore session on startup. Put a check next to it, so that when you bring up the gui next time, it will be at the proper resolution(s) and correct layout. But when I had ATI, all it needed was the bulletproof xorg.conf---to fire up three displays. I could then try tiling, panning, etc.


For troubleshooting one of the monitors would be on IRC. weechat, that is, if not irssi. Even without the desktop, support from experienced guys was always available, one simply had to leave the question hanging there, for one of them to reply back.

#104008 What does Linux do when it shuts down?

Posted by DOOMguy on 19 April 2017 - 01:21 PM

For the crowd that enjoys watching the text scroll by, this post may be for you. For the niche crowd that likes to actually read those text messages, there are keyboard buttons that can slow them down so that humans can actually read them. Try Scroll Lock first. Then I think the arrow keys can move the screen in a certain direction afterwards, I don't recall perfectly--my memory hasn't been upgraded from 64M.