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  1. nomko

    Can I add Bodhi Repository to Ubuntu 17.04

    Yes it is possible to add the Bodhi repository under Ubuntu since Bodhi is Ubuntu-based. But can you give us more info why Bodhi didn't booted up on your system?
  2. @ vvkozmenko: Like it said in another thread of yours, i don't claim to much about best (....) listings. Here's why: In the list Ubuntu Mate is mentioned, where is Linux Mint Mate?? As i said, these kind of listings are merely personal irrational choices.....
  3. nomko

    My Experience So Far

    Good question, but you already almost gave the answer to that question yourself. Ranking is indeed done by following the criteria you mention. But even so, most rankings are done on personal affects. One might like Ubuntu above Linux Mint, that's a personal choice. All those rankings i don't follow up for that reason only, they are too personal. For example, Arch Linux on 2nd place and Linux Mint on the 5th place? I've seen rankings were Linux Mint came 1st and Ubuntu 2nd while Arch Linux wasn't even mentioned... So don't get too deep in those rankings and just use the distro of which you think it suits your needs the best. And nobody cares if that is Bodhi or Arch or Ubuntu or Manjaro or OpenSuse.
  4. nomko

    My Experience So Far

    @ vvkozmenko, Don't mix up 2 things here! Looking at your reply to my reply i get the feeling that you are throwing things together and build your opinion on that mix up. First of all, Bodhi is just another distro like Linux Mint, like Ubuntu, like Fedora, like Manjaro, Like Debian, Like OpenSuse and so on who are build on a Linux kernel. Bodhi is build using Ubuntu as it's basis while Ubuntu itself is based on Debian. But Linux is NOT the distro. When you talk about Linux, you talk about the kernel. Like i said, any desktop environment is a graphical representation of that kernel. Any distribution is based on the Linux kernel on which they build their distro using the standard/well known desktop environments. Or, in case of Bodhi and Linux Mint, they take an existing distro and rebuild it using a different dekstop environment. Jeff Hoogland took Ubuntu, stripped it down removing the Unity desktop and replaced it with the Enlightment desktop environment creating a more lightweight distro than Ubuntu. But underneath the desktop environment both Ubuntu and Bodhi are equal. Same applies for Linux Mint. So, if you say that Bodhi is doing the trick, then you most probably mean that the Kernel is doing the trick. Hardware support is delivered by the Linux kernel, not by the distro. So for having your hardware supported, (sorry Jeff), don't thank Bodhi for that but thank Linus Torvalds for it and the many developers working on the kernel and the developers out there in the Linux community. To prove my statement, you can remove your desktop enviromnemt and still work with Linux in a terminal environment. Again, the desktop environment is merely a graphical representation of the Linux kernel.
  5. nomko

    My Experience So Far

    This is provided by the kernel organization (link). But just to be clear, there isn't anything like a good kernel. Any kernel will be written is such way that it will function properly on any system regardless of the desktop environment. Any new kernel will contain bugs which weren't detect during "test trials" or such alike. Any kernel will be kept up-to-date to solve any bug and fix any issue. A good kernel supports as many hardware components as possibly known. There are always exotic hardware components nobody heard from that was released on the marked. And not all hardware manufacturers supports the open-source idea of the Linux community for which the community requires developers willing to "translate" the closed-source code into open-source code and having it tested by many users as possible to solve any issues. Define good user experience. Someone uses Linux Mint with Cinnamon and find it working better for him/her than Bodhi with the Moksa desktop environment. Another finds Lubuntu much better than Manjaro Xfce. While someone else installs Debian is very happy with that becuase he/she has a running system which he/she can work with. Good user experience depends on your own expectations and your own will to learn Linux. Not all hardware will work properly. Like i said above, there are exotic/unknown hardware manufacturers and manufacturers who doesn't support the open-source idea's and won't provide Linux drivers. Ofcourse this is a major cliffhanger, i know. But sometimes you encounter hardware which doesn't really works quit well with Linux. It this Linux fault? Absolutely not! It is also the will of the hardware manufacturers to supply the detailed informations of their products so the Linux community can develop a descent driver for it. And yes, there are still manufacturers out there who are not willing to do so. Fortunately, hardware support has been improved a big time over the years. I don't get this one... what do you mean by this? Do you mean compatibility between Microsoft software and Linux Software? Like a better compatibility between MS Office suits and Linux Office suits? There are many solutions to bypass this. Lubuntu? Xubuntu? LXLE? And you can remove any software you don't use under Linux. So you can have it as lean as possible... Linux is more stable than Windows. How stable do you want to have it? Do you experiencing crashes with Linux? If so, pleae open up a new topic anout your issues then. This is Linux's flexibility. You can install it and leave it at it is or you can change the icon theme, desktop theme, desktop background, add a conky or add applets/desklets to your desktop the way you like it. I don't like too much christmas lights and fireworks either, but i do like a nice icon theme. They can do both the same. Providing a desktop environment on top of the Linux Kernel. Your desktop is nothing more than a graphical representation of the Linux kernel you are using. And despite the different looks-and-feels between all desktop environments, they all provide the same thing at the end. A comfortable, user friendly Linux experience and usage. It's not the name or looks of the tool what is important, but it is about how you use that tool. :D :D :D :D :D Glad to hear you like our costal line and beach! The girl with the pearl....a painting made by Johannes Vermeer.
  6. nomko

    Some playing around.

    Not quit correct, LXLE is using the LXDE desktop as their primary desktop environment. LXLE = Linux distro based on the Linux kernel and the LXDE desktop environment.
  7. nomko

    How well are the S3 Chrome GPUs supported?

    Okay, to help out the topic starter: S3 videocards and (onboard) GPU's are known for bad support under Linux. I can't think of any reason why other than S3 cards/GPU's are somewhat rare although they produced the very known Virge cards and Savage 3D cards. And since they were not really focussed on the Linux operating system the support for Linux is just poor. I do know that S3 was purchased by HTC from Via same few years ago. So knowing this, support for S3 graphic cards will not be expected. And the S3 Chrome videocard is also an old card, latest release date is 2009... Did you installed the xserver-xorg-video-openchrome driver? Ths is basically the standard driver that comes pre-installed. What you could do is checking the Phoronix website about the OpenChrome drivers: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=OpenChrome-One-Dev-Roadmap https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=OpenChrome-0.4-Released https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=search&q=OpenChrome https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=OpenChrome-DRM-2017 As far as i can see, there's a lot going on about these drivers. check here also: https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Openchrome/ https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Openchrome/SupportedHardware/ https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OpenChrome This page shows you how to install the drivers and provides you more info. Keep in Mind, Bodhi is a derivative of Ubuntu, so all commands will work. The reason why your system is running on low graphics (640x48) depents on which driver you are using, if your GPU is even supported, etc.
  8. nomko

    How well are the S3 Chrome GPUs supported?

    With 17 years of experience never heard of S3? it makes me think.....
  9. nomko

    My Experience So Far

    Sprocket Welcome! Good to see that Bodhi is working on your "old crap" Just a footnote: Many distro's do run on older hardware. The reason it didn't worked on your old stuff might not be Linux itself (read: Linux kernel) but the desktop environment which is basically the showstopper here. If you tried disttro's with the KDE desktop for instance,... forget about that desktop ever running on very old systems. KDE uses a lot of system resources many old systems can't provide. Desktop environments like LXDE/LXQT and Xfce and the Mate desktop are more suitable for older systems with lower spec's. But eventually even this will come to an end also since these desktop environments also evolve. But the "thumb rule" here is, the lower memory a desktop environment uses (read system resources), the better it will run and keep running on older hardware. But keep also in mind, with lesser memory you will notice clearly that your system will run slower. It's not only your desktop which is consuming system resources, but also background services and system services. So in your example of that 1 GB memory laptop, LXDE/LXQT and Xfce will consume somewhere around 200-300 MB memory leaving you with 800-700 MB left of your main memory, then there are some background services consuming somewhere between 0 and 300 MB and you'll guessed it already, under good condition half of your system memory is left for running programs which also consume system memory (= system resources). If it is possible, check if you can add more memory or replace the existing memory banks with memory banks with an higher memory capacity. This will have a very good positive effect on your system performances. Good luck!
  10. nomko


    Hi all, Something i noticed: Why does Bodhi have an online appcentre with a few applications while other distro's have a software centre which contains a lot more applications? If you look, for example, to a distro like Elementary OS, their appcentre/software centre is packed with a lot of available applications, easy to install and remove. To browse all applications/packages i'm using Synaptic and/or the terminal to install certain packages/applications. Is it possible to have an appcentre or software centre like Elementary OS in Bodhi instead of having an online appcentre which is far too narrowed down regarding the available applications?
  11. nomko

    New install, no connection manager?

    Okay, did a reboot and guess what appeared? Exactly!
  12. Hi all, Just did a new/fresh/clean install on my laptop and now i'm missing the connection wizard applet in the tool/task bar (right below). Now i wonder if my install is done properly and/or how to get the connection wizard to setup my wifi connection. Bodhi Linux 4.2.0 (64-bit) (Latest version). Thanks!
  13. Hi all, I had this "issue" not only with Bodhi, but also with other Ubuntu derivates. When installing Bodhi (or Xubuntu or .........) in Virtual Box, everything runs smoothly. But when performing the actual installation on my system I noticed a huge difference and especially in the field of graphical support. As example: I had Mint Xfce installed. In VB I installed Xubuntu. No problems so far. When I wiped my SDD drive in order to install Xubuntu, my system suffered from a blinking, flickering screen. Even after installing the latest graphic drivers for my Intel and Nvidia GPU's (I have an hybrid system, 2 GPU's). With Linux Mint I had no issues whatsoever with the graphic drivers and screen resolutions. I would say that Mint Xfce and Xubuntu is using the same Windows Manager and desktop environment which should give no problems... It did. I experience the same with Bodhi. In VB no issues, but an actual install let my whole system freeze without any warning or reason. never found out what caused this but is annoying as hell. Does anyone has a valid reason/explanation why there is such a huge difference between an actual install and a VB install? I now that VB is using resources of the host it runs on but that can not be the main reason for those differences?
  14. nomko

    Web Browsers Crashing

    Both Midori and Chromium? Hard to believe since Midori is the default webbrowser under Bodhi and since this is not reported by anyone else. If this is the case, why still using Midori as the default browser then??? And how can a package be compiled the wrong way not supporting your hardware?
  15. nomko

    Adding a PPA, comes with error

    Hello waiter, i solved it myself yesterday late in the night. i remembered an earlier issue. just had to search on the internet to find the solution. But thanks for your input!