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  1. hazel123

    [RESURRECTED]My eeepc is dying

    Excellent! Good for doing the bios too. MY 4GB is doing fine with the legacy version installed. I still prefer Bodhi 2 though! But if Ubuntu LTS is on 14 then Bodhi needs to be on it too.
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    [RESURRECTED]My eeepc is dying

    As an aside, out of interest, I burned discs of antiX, solydx and mx-14 to try. mx-14 wouldn't boot at all. With solydx I couldn't get past the selecting countries page on install as the list was so long it went off the screen, hitting return didn't select it and I couldn't seem to get the screen moved up in the usual way for small screens. Haven't tried antiX but the name sounds a bit negative! The experiences made installing Bodhi seem very slick, even if it does take a long time at the install stage. Have you decided to give up on it then and stick with Bodhi 2?
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    Installing word processors

    True - don't need full word processing on kids computer - some sort of notepad would do. Any recommendations?
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    [RESURRECTED]My eeepc is dying

    Dur! Sorry - I thought when you said it was the Surf they were all 2GB. 4GB should be fine for the install then, so afraid I don't know what else it could be.
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    [RESURRECTED]My eeepc is dying

    I'll check those out thanks! Jack Sparrow - apologies if I'm insulting your intelligence here, but when it failed to install, were you installing it just to the 2GB ssd or part to the ssd and part to ssd card? Just asking because it won't fit on 2GB - but you probably know that - was just trying to think what might help. Like installing root to the ssd and usr to the sd card.
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    [RESURRECTED]My eeepc is dying

    Thanks. Sorry to hear it didn't install. Mine did seem to freeze and take ages to load but it did eventually and I guess the hardware is slightly different. I'm still keeping 2.4 on my other netbook because - well I really like it. There's only really Bodhi and Puppy Linux that fits on the smaller Eee's I think and I'm not keen on Puppy Linux, although Macpup is ok but it won't recognise my wifi. Glad you got the bios done!
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    E17 vs E19 - Which are you using and why?

    Ok. I didn't realise you could install the ubuntu software centre. Still preferred the old app centre with a bit more on offer though. I'll look for the places module - thanks!
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    E17 vs E19 - Which are you using and why?

    Thanks, you've just answered a query I had about themes in the legacy version. So I've now installed the legacy version to my old Eee PC 4GB, updated it, installed Synaptic, GDebi, 4 extra themes, 4 extra icon sets, Mirage, Thunar File Manager, VLC, Abiword, Evince, Firefox and Adobe Flash. And I still have 1GB free. Now I've tweaked themes and icons I am feeling more familiar with it. My query on themes was going to be - I have the two available E17 themes, but am not a great fan of black or grey, although they are both nice and clean looking. So I installed two of the older E17 themes from synaptic - bodhi7 and Nostrum (yes I know it's black and grey but it's also very artistic!). They both run fine, but the Enlightenment file manager is blacked out with the older themes, so I installed Thunar. However, whichever theme or gtk I have, the File Manager window and folders are still black and orange. Which is ok, but as you said earlier you are looking at themes that go across the board (forgive my lack of terminology). So basically the older theme is more like a wallpaper? I'm impressed at how fast software installs. My only gripe (and I know it is early days) is the lack of software in the App Centre. The old Appcentre had much more in it and also the packages. I wouldn't describe myself as a beginner to Linux but not quite at intermediate stage either, and using synaptic is always nerve racking for certain things as you never know which version etc. It is so fast on the Eeepc 4GB it reminds me of cloud based distros like Jolicloud (that was). My requests would be - a much fuller app centre, many more themes like the old beautiful artistic ones - and the 'places' module gadget thingy so I can put it on my desktop, and which was unique to Bodhi and one of my favourite things! Meanwhile I've downloaded disk utility.
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    [RESURRECTED]My eeepc is dying

    You sound like you know more than me about booting and grubs! Yes the loop of updating bios from usb - I read so many articles that said how to do it, but it never worked for me. Some said it had to be Fat 16, some said the usb stick had to be less than 2GB or even a 2GB stick partitioned down to 250mb. Not one single method worked for me. But the asus updater does it well, easily and quickly and no disasters. Yes sounds like a lot of hassle. As an update, I now have the legacy version well installed on the 4GB eee 701 (which does have the latest bios installed by the way). I have 1GB ram and installed with no swap. I have also installed Synaptic, GDebi, 4 extra themes, 4 extra icon sets, Mirage, Thunar file manager, VLC, Abiword, Evince, Firefox, Adobe Flash. And have 1GB free still. Now I've changed the theme and icons it feels a bit more familiar, but seems very fast, like a cloud-based type distro (think Joli cloud as it was). So it does feel different from the old Bodhi and looks 'cleaner' and less 'artistic' so just a slightly different look and feel, but I was impressed at the speed of installing software. Anyway - yes it's hassle setting these things up and very time-consuming, but I have to thank you, because if I hadn't seen your post I'd never have got round to installing it on my old 4GB Eee, so it's back in use again. I like them so much I'm hoarding them, and now have two 4GB's and two 701sd's and a load of spare parts lol! Only had time to do it as I'm laid up with proper flu and bored.
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    Installing word processors

    Thanks! Yes Supertux stable works from synaptic, but not the supertux 2 from the bodhi app centre. I've had libre office writer and supertuxkart on this machine in bodhi before, that's what seemed strange. Unchecking getdeb did it, thank you! I'm setting up my own edubuntu for our son, (ie edubodhi!). Not that supertuxkart is anything to do with education.
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    E17 vs E19 - Which are you using and why?

    Just installed Bodhi 3 legacy (E17 is that?) onto Eee PC 701 4GB. Installed fine. Seems similar - maybe a bit zippier and more sophisticated. Strangely I had got to quite like doing the initial updates in the terminal, which I had never done before until using Bodhi. Now I've got used to it I find the updater program a bit annoying lol - especially with the blue flashing line - but I can always look the other way, and it's what people new to Linux need. I've deleted the three icons, moved the top bar to the bottom and changing the theme to a lighter one with bigger text - so looks similar to before now! It's nice to know it is supported for a long time now. At the moment I still prefer Bodhi 2 but I'm slow to embrace change.
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    Query about Ubuntu base for Bodhi 3

    Ok I was wondering if that's how it worked. I don't suppose it's a particularly important error, but annoying and makes you wonder urgh.
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    [RESURRECTED]My eeepc is dying

    Well the 701sd's ssd is faulty urgh! But I've installed it into a 7014GB which is very similar to yours but 4GB instead of 2GB and also unable to upgrade. It has installed fine - same as I said above. Note, after live install is booted, you need to wait a few minutes before the big question mark over 'install' turns into a bodhi leaf. It says you need at least 3.5GB space to install so you will need to select 'something else' and partition manually when installing and set root which is / to the built in SSD and 'usr' to your sd card - those are the only two things you need to set - home is included under usr. I wouldn't bother setting a swap partition at all. You'll need to always leave the sd card in and I would use a new one. Again sorry if I'm stating the obvious and you know these things. When it gets to the page that says 'Your installation will finish soon .....' it took absolutely ages (over half an hour I think), but I just ignored it for ages and eventually a pop up appeared saying restart your system now. Screen went black during shut down and it seemed to get stuck so I just pressed and held down the off button, then turned it on again and all installed well. I reckon you can do it with yours. Are you installing from usb or from a plug in dvd drive? I tried both, usb seems better - it's quicker anyway. I would have tried the partitioning I mentioned, if I had a spare sd card, but don't, but I seem to remember that when you select 'something else' you are then shown a list of drives. Eg the built in drive sda and the sd card sdb. Click on the first one, sda and select / to install root on here, then follow the instructions, are you sure, yes etc. Then it'll take you back to the menu, select sdb and select usr to go on there, follow through, yes sure and all that, then click to install - it'll probably say you haven't set swap do you want to go back, answer no. It should then install the system between the two drives. Hope this helps. My 701sd isn't for sale right now by the way as it needs the drive swapping and I'm keeping the 4GB one which i've had for donkeys years. But you should be able to pick up a 701sd on ebay for not too much money. 4GB ones cost more for some reason - I guess because they're the original ones. I reckon the 701sd is better anyway - and you have space for a fair bit on the removable 8GB SSD. 900's have battery drain problems, 901's are too heavy, 10" and it's not a 701 any more lol. 701's are the best.
  14. Hi. When Ubuntu 14.04 came out last year I didn't use any of its variants (Xubuntu etc) because of a stolen memory error that appeared at boot up for i915 processors. I recently burned a disc for xubuntu 14.04.2 and this has now been fixed. But when I installed full bodhi in a machine (not the legacy version) this error appeared about stolen memory on boot up. So I'm just asking - is Bodhi 3 built on Ubuntu 14.04 or 14.04.2. If that isn't a silly question, as I'm no expert.
  15. hazel123

    Installing word processors

    Since reinstalling Bodhi 2 I find I can't install either Abiword or LibreOffice writer - it says the bits from the Bodhi server aren't available. Tried this today and yesterday, on a clean install. I get the same thing with Supertuxkart but that's less important. Have tried Abiword from the app centre and from synaptic.
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