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Tara last won the day on November 11 2013

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  1. Freenode DOS

    Hey, folks, Just a quick heads up that last night Freenode started being the target of a DOS attack that's affecting multiple servers, including chanserv and nickserv. Because of this, many of us aren't able to log in properly, and sometimes even when you do log in it tells you the IRC channel doesn't exist. I'm going to stay away from IRC for a few days until it calms down, but if you're looking for help in IRC you may find that a lot of the regulars aren't there right now. Cheers, Tara
  2. Is There An EASY Way To connect An Android Phone???

    The mint explanation is outdated though. My laptop is running Mint (I need full disk encryption and it doesn't seem to work on Bodhi), and they have a package "mtpfs" in their app store. That's what I actually have installed on the laptop, and is what's working.
  3. Is There An EASY Way To connect An Android Phone???

    http://www.webupd8.org/2012/12/how-to-mount-android-40-ubuntu-go-mtpfs.html Don't think it's been backported to Bodhi yet.... but I do have it installed on my system. I'm not using efm (using Thunar)... but with fuse and mtpfs installed, my Jellybean phone shows up in Thunar as "Android Phone". When I click on it, it mounts properly and I can browse files on both the phone itself and the SD card.
  4. Disabling shutdown

    There is a way to do it, actually... Go into the BIOS settings, and configure the BIOS so that the default state is On after a power failure. This way, you'll be able to turn the computer on by unplugging it and plugging it back in. Then simply disconnect the hardware power switch from the motherboard headers. Of course, this won't stop regular uses from unplugging it and plugging it back in, if they have physical access to the power outlet. You could put a boot password on the BIOS to catch them out if they try to bypass it though....
  5. Bodhi on Venue 8 pro?

    I don't know if the touch screen is going to work out of the box, but everything else should work without any problems. You could always try booting off the USB and testing it out.
  6. Latest update(s) not compatible with Intel HD3000 GPU

    You used a PPA. This discouraged for exactly this reason. Beyond that, the PPA you used is an experimental/bleeding edge build of X. Don't blame Bodhi for your troubles. The blame rests squarely on your own shoulders. I have the same video card in my laptop and updated this morning, and it works perfectly. Also, the Intel drivers aren't in X, they're in the kernel. Intel has released the drivers as open source, and they're open enough that Linus simply includes them in the kernel to avoid frustration/driver hell.
  7. New user issues

    You probably need to add your spouse to the group "adm". It'll likely make all of those issues go away.
  8. Scroll pad not working

    Dupe thread. http://forums.bodhilinux.com/index.php?/topic/9306-laptops-mousepadd-scroll-not-working/
  9. mouse pad scroller not scrolling

    http://forums.bodhilinux.com/index.php?/topic/9306-laptops-mousepadd-scroll-not-working/ Dupe thread.
  10. you can remove flash by typing "sudo apt-get remove flashplugin-installer" in a terminal. It should remove the package. As for having Chrome installed, if you already have it installed, it should play automatically when you remove Flash. If it's not installed, you can get it by going to http://www.google.ca/chrome
  11. Do you have Flash installed? The CPU on that system is pretty low powered... it's based on a design that's about 10 years old. Modern Flash will probably hit the CPU very hard, and if you're watching HD video on Youtube then you'll suffer. You could try getting rid of Flash and watching the video in Google Chrome. I find it performs better on my own system for Youtube.
  12. VGA card for Linux

    Any recent card in the $40 range should have support on Linux, and be adequate for Google Earth. AMD's drivers tend to be worse supported than NVidia, but either should be fine.
  13. Installing Bodhi to the same USB pendrive it boots from

    If you create the bootable USB using unetbootin, it has an option to reserve some storage space for the live boot. Use that. You can install packages, and have user space files that will survive reboots. It says "Ubuntu Only" for the option, but Bodhi is close enough to Ubuntu in that respect that it will work.
  14. Bank payment

    My bank doesn't require any special plugin/program to do it. Depending on who your bank is... some of the southeast asian banks require a plugin that *only* works on IE6 (they will prompt you to install). If you are with one of these banks, you will not be able to access their site from anything other than Windows XP. In that situation, I'd suggest a virtual machine running under vmware player or virtualbox.
  15. (Solved) Net through mobile

    Just out of curiosity, does your cellular modem support wifi tethering? It has been a *long* time since I've bothered with cellular modems directly, because my cell phone supports tethering. Outside of the US, most cellular providers don't block tethering as far as I've seen.