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#108313 My Experience So Far

Posted by vvkozmenko on 17 February 2018 - 05:13 PM

Welcome to Bodhi, Sprocket.


In addition to the wonderful operating system, you will find a very friendly community down here. I've been using Bodhi for a little more than one year and a half and have more questions than answers, but if you have any questions for me and I can help you - feel free to ask.


The hardware resource use on Bodhi is amazing - I have not seen anything even close to it. At the same time, it does everything a good Linux ditro needs to do. I am not exaggerating.


Again, welcome to the community and enjoy Bodhi!



#108117 Bodhi Linux #1 distro for old computers in 2018 according to Fossbytes

Posted by vvkozmenko on 05 February 2018 - 11:32 PM

Hi, guys,


According to the Fossbytes, Bodhi Linux is the best distro for old computers in 2018.




If someone has posted this link before, sorry for the duplicate - it is a one month old link. I was glad to see that acknowledgment.


I think that the developers deserve to enjoy a moment of glory and appreciation.


Have a good night,



#108006 Swapping hard drives

Posted by vvkozmenko on 26 January 2018 - 07:21 PM

Hi, sef,


Thank you very much. This is the info that I was looking for. This is great information. Amazon is full of different racks. I just need to find which one is right for me. I like the second option in which I can insert the bare hard drive.


Will these garages/racks take the M.2 SSD? I would like a fast hard drive.


Also, will it work if I do not dual boot the drives but rather have one with Windows and another one with Linux? 


I cannot experiment with these things right now because I have an iMac that is slowly marching toward end of life.


I appreciate your help Your info is really great!


Thank you,



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#107990 Swapping hard drives

Posted by vvkozmenko on 25 January 2018 - 02:43 AM

Motherboard: Asus ROG Zenith Extreme
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#107944 Database applications for Linux

Posted by vvkozmenko on 22 January 2018 - 12:02 AM

Hi, SmartDuck and others,


I've been using CherryTree for a while but never thought of using it for the DB purpose. I need to look into this.


@Rongxiang Li


I have never used MariaDB. I need to check it out.



#107858 MintBox Mini - Bodhi Linux 4.4.0 vs Linux Mint 18.3

Posted by vvkozmenko on 11 January 2018 - 03:20 AM

Hi, guys,


I mentioned in the previous posts that I planned to switch from Linux Mint to Bodhi on my little desktop MintBox Mini.


I planned to make the switch in March but I had an occasion to do it today. Please see the screenshots below.


Linux Mint 18.3 - RAM usage was 960 MB




Bodhi Linux 4.4.9 (CPU and RAM usage - see below), actual CPU usage was 2% (it spiked a bit during taking the screenshot).




Bodhi has CPU usage SIX times less then Mint! WOW! RAM usage is about FOUR times less! YES!


The user experience after the switch is night and day. 


Everything flies. With Linux Mint, it took about 15-20 sec between clicking the Synaptic Manager icon and actual opening of the application.


With Bodhi, Synaptic launches within a fraction of a second.


The only thing that is not smooth is watching YouTube videos - but this is not because of Bodhi but because of the slow processor in the MintBox Mini (CPU usage goes as high as 70% while playing YouTube).


I am very impressed with Bodhi again (I've been using it on the Lenovo ThinkPad for about 8-9 months).


Last time I had this level of satisfaction from using a computer was in 2008-2009 with Snow Leopard running on a MacBook Pro (my experience with Apple had a constant decline since that time, and I am step-by-step phasing out from using ANY Apple products).


I wish I switched from the Mint to Bodhi earlier - I could have a fully usable desktop rather a crippled handicap. 


Big thanks to the Bodhi team. Keep up your excellent work.



#107756 Symphytum 2.2

Posted by vvkozmenko on 03 January 2018 - 01:53 AM

Hi, Stefan,

No worries, I am using 2.1. Works well.

Thank you for your help.


#107708 Something not to do on a holiday weekend

Posted by vvkozmenko on 31 December 2017 - 10:56 PM

As a heads up whenever apt asks you to type "yes say as I do" it is because the operation it is about to attempt is going to purge a bunch of system critical packages that often ends up with an unusable system.

Thank you, Jeff.

The first warning of the potential problem was the installer’s message that the changes the Opera wanted to make could be harmful for the system.

The “Yes, do as I say!” Is something I will not ignore in the future.

Instead of Opera I will keep using Vivaldi. By the way, Jeff’s instruction on how to enable the Flash plugin helped a lot.


#107685 Printing files into PDF with cups-pdf

Posted by vvkozmenko on 29 December 2017 - 01:55 PM

Hi, guys,


I think most of you already use it but this still could be useful for new users.


This article describes how to install and use cups-pdf application that allows to use a virtual printer to print files into PDF.




Long story short, the only thing needed is to run the following command

sudo apt-get install cups-pdf

Then the virtual printer will be installed and a "PDF" directory will be created in the home directory. All created PDFs will go there.


So far, it works well with Bodhi 4.4.0. 


Very useful to save flight itineraries and hotel reservations as well as other files.


Thank you,



#107558 Bodhi Linux manual

Posted by vvkozmenko on 20 December 2017 - 09:00 PM

Hi, guys,


I just found that link


It is a book by Roger  Carter "Step-by-Step Guide to Bodhi Linux 4."





#107541 Bodhi 4.4.0 Released

Posted by vvkozmenko on 20 December 2017 - 03:19 AM

I would like to thank you all developers for creating such an excellent Linux distribution.

I am very happy with its functionality and the speed. I have all apps I need working flawlessly on Bodhi.

If someone asked me what features I would like to see in the future Bodhi releases, I would have hard time to make a list. Bodhi already has all I need.

Just a few requests: please keep it as lean as it is right now and please keep it cloud-free.

#107525 Digikam 5.5.0 and Rawtherapy

Posted by vvkozmenko on 18 December 2017 - 05:19 PM

Dear Charles,


Thank you for your help. To run a clean experiment, I made a clean install of the Bodhi 4.4.0 via Parallel's Desktop on my iMac at the office.


Then, I ran the

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo apt-get update 

Then I installed the SMPlayer from the AppCenter


After that I installed digiKam 5 via the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:philip5/extra
sudo apt update
sudo apt install digikam5 

After the installation, the digiKam 5.5.0 launched and successfully created a database. It works as it is intended.


Thank you very much for pointing to that missing dependency. I would never think about it and would never figure it out on my own.


Thank you again,



#107521 Digikam 5.5.0 and Rawtherapy

Posted by vvkozmenko on 17 December 2017 - 11:30 PM

Dear Charles, Birdmun, Oblio, and DOOMguy,


You, guys, are awsome.


I've followed all the steps that Charles described in his post, and digiKam 5.7.0 worked both in appimage and installation via ppa.


I do not know what exactly solved the problem - selecting SQLite as a database in the setting up or installing a multiplatform media player (I've installed the SMPlayer from the AppCenter).


Thank you, guys, again. It's a pleasure to know you all.



#107180 Running apps from appimage

Posted by vvkozmenko on 14 November 2017 - 07:28 PM

Hi, Charles,


Thank you for the reply. My laptop OS is the same as I used on iMac. I think there might be something messed up with installing/removing software on the laptop.


I can see no other explanations. I will probably live my laptop alone for right now - too much stuff to do (including my daughter getting married on December 2nd).


When time permits, I will do a clean re-install on the laptop. This is encouraging since I am considering ditching Linux Mint on the MintBox Mini and switching to Bodhi.


Thank you,



#106967 Running MacOS High Sierra via VirtualBox

Posted by vvkozmenko on 23 October 2017 - 12:30 PM

My current plan for the iMac replacement is to build a custom PC. I will do it either by myself or ask someone to do it for me.


The "Photography Life" website has an article "Ultimate photography PC"




I will probably push the full tower configuration toward the AMD Ryzen with 64-128 GB RAM.


In terms of dual boot, there was another article where the author recommends swapping boot drives rather than partitioning the same drive into Windows and Linux partitions.


It will take a while until I complete this project.