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Running apps from appimage

14 November 2017 - 03:52 AM

After unsuccessful attempts to rundigiKam 5.5 or 5.7 on Bodhi, I followed an advance to try it from the appimage.
Clicking on the appimage icon opens a context-sensitive menu asking what application I want to use to open that file.
I would appreciate any guidance.
Thank you in advance,

MintBox Mini (not Pro) running Bodhi

14 November 2017 - 03:44 AM

Has anyone triedtheMintBox Mini running Bodhi? What’s the speed compared with the same box and Linux Mint 18.2?

The original MB-Mini has been upgraded to 8GB but it is often runs too slowly:

- clicking the Synaptic manager consistently (each time) results in about 30 delay
- browsing is way slower than Bodhi on ThinkPas X200S
- Youtube is completely disfunctional due to almost permanent freezes

The only benefit over Bodhi is a better software compatibility:

- digiKam 5.7.0 runs with no problem
- Symphytum 2.2 crashes at launch on Bodhi so had to go back to S 2.1

Still have not identified LiveUSB creator tool for Bodhi (maybe Etcher?) so do not know if I should expect problems with Bodhi in that department.

Tried using live Bodhi ISO on that box - very slow booting (probably because of using USB 2.0) port - will try the other port.

I am getting into a very busy part of the year so I would like to learn from someone experience first.

Thank you for any feedback.

Thank you,


Linux-compatible USB to HDMI graphics adapter

01 November 2017 - 03:27 PM

Hi, guys,


I am looking for a USB to HDMI graphics adapter that is compatible with Linux.


Do you have any recommendations?


Thank you,



Free CHM authoring tool

24 October 2017 - 11:25 AM

Hi, guys,


I am facing a need to create a cross-platform manual/tutorial. I wish CherryTree were available for Mac but unfortunatelly it is no.


So far, I've been thinking of a CHM format for this tool, and I am strugling to find a free CHM authoring tool.


The manual is for educational/non-profit use. Does anyone have a suggestion of a suitable app to author CHM files on Linux?


Thank you,



Running MacOS High Sierra via VirtualBox

18 October 2017 - 12:43 PM

Hi, guys,


I have a couple of applications that keeps me using Mac. Capture One Pro 10 (RAW image converter) is one of them. It is simply the best photo application ever existed. It is available only in Windows and Mac versions.


Has anyone tried to run Mac OS High Sierra (or any other OS X) via VirtualBox on a Linux machine?


I have two dedicated Linux computers:


1. Mint Box mini running Linux Mint 18.2

2. Lenovo ThinkPad x200s running Bodhi Linux 


They are not powerful enough to handle a heavy MacOS via VirtualBox with Capture One Po on it. Capture One Pro itself requires a lot of computational power. So, I cannot conduct this experiment by myself, and have to rely on somebody elses experience.


If MacOS could be run via VirtualBox, I would consider the following workstation to run it:


Lenovo ThinkStation 910 SFF with 64 GB DDR3 RAM, i7 3.6 GHz processor. This configuraition is about $1600.00


It is cheaper than Mac Mini with  3.0 GHz i7 processor and 16 GB of DDR3 RAM ($2000.0). It's not the price but Apple's planned and forced absolescence that makes me moving away from them.


I would very much appreciate if anyone could help me with the test of this concept.


Thank you,