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Aussie

Member Since 12 Apr 2017
Offline Last Active Apr 23 2017 05:46 PM
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#103981 Fun with another OS...oh wait, not really...

Posted by Aussie on 18 April 2017 - 02:01 PM

I wonder if you couldn't write a batch file that would blow away the offending files once a month, or, if there isn't an application that will do that for you.

 

My first thoughts too, and to do it on boot. Or maybe even set the browser to clear its cache on exit.

 

Have never used the app myself, but there must be a way to outsmart it.




#103928 Add a VPN connection greyed out

Posted by Aussie on 13 April 2017 - 11:48 AM

If I remember well you should have four packages to install, not present in a default Bodhi

 

Close. It was the gnome versions I was missing.

 

To add VPN options to Edit Connections > Network Connections > Add

 

Install:

 

openvpn

network-manager

network-manager-openvpn

network-manager-openvpn-gnome

 

To also offer PPTP install:

 

pptp-linux

network-manager-pptp

network-manager-pptp-gnome

 

Now the VPN Connections option in the system tray applet is no longer greyed out. Successfully connected via PPTP by both Ethernet and WiFi.

 

The configuration options are also showing for VPN setup if I need the extra security, but at a slower speed.

 

Thanks for the nudge in the right direction with the gnome "extra".




#103921 Hello from down under

Posted by Aussie on 13 April 2017 - 05:04 AM

......sounds like you have decent experience with linux.

 

Yeah, I've broken enough things to almost know what I'm doing.

 

The most important thing I've learned with computing is, to always make a system image before making any major changes.

 

I uninstalled Midori after installing Slimjet - big mistake! Had to do a restore and install Slimjet again. Now I know not to remove Midori.




#103908 Hello from down under

Posted by Aussie on 12 April 2017 - 02:59 PM

Hi there. I am from Perth in Western Australia. I am 65 and my background is in electronics.

 

Had been looking at Bodhi for a while now and finally decided to put it on my laptop. It has two drive bays, with Windows 7 on one and the other I use for trying distro's.

 

Took me a few days to get my head around Moksha, but it's starting to make sense. Installed Synaptic and Double Commander, which running as gksu, allowed me to edit things. Figured out that editing the .desktop files was how you moved menu items into different categories and could rename or hide them.

 

Downloaded the Standard ISO and installed all my usual apps. Was amazed that it only uses around 225MB of memory on boot, with negligible CPU use, and doesn't increase greatly even after using things for a while. Changed the mouse bindings so the menu doesn't pop up on left click, only by clicking on the start icon. So things work much like normal for me now. You get set in your ways by my age!

 

I'm mainly a KDE man, but have tried most of the other DE's. Moksha is almost as configurable as KDE and I was surprised at what you can change. As others have already mentioned, I could not find a setting for the mouse double-click speed, but realized I could double-tap the touchpad - duh!

 

I have had Neon on the laptop for months, but think Bodhi will be hanging around for the near future.

 

Great distro guys, I'm liking it a lot.