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Jeff91 08-21-2018 09:21 PM

Bodhi Linux 5.0.0 Released

BaronMunchausen 08-22-2018 05:49 AM

Congratulations to you, Jeff, and the entire team.

This is a big milestone and a lot of hard work.

Thank you for making the world better.


tristam 08-22-2018 01:31 PM

Well, not the whole team...I didn't do anything and I'll have words with anyone that says I did!

Kidding aside, hope everyone enjoys 5.0.0, I know the devs put in a lot of effort on it and it looks great!

scootergrisen 08-23-2018 07:49 AM

I translate different software to danish language and wanted to test Bodhi Linux and see how well its translated.

I see some instructions on

Seems like i had to run:
sudo apt-get update

before running:
sudo apt-get install language-pack-nl language-pack-nl-base language-pack-gnome-nl language-pack-gnome-nl-base firefox-locale-nl

Or else the packages could not be found. So maybe update the page.

Its seems like even though i have translated things like ephoto in enlightenment that the translation is not included.
So maybe make sure to get the latest translations before each release.

Maybe Bodhi Linux does not focus on translations which is ok but you could make it easier to change language if you want it to be... easier to change language.
Like not having to enable a module etc.

enigma9o7 08-23-2018 02:02 PM

Congrats and thanks!

If I have beta or RC2 installed, will dist-upgrade get me the same thing as release, or is there any need to clean install?

tristam 08-23-2018 02:19 PM

rc2 will dist-upgrade or full-upgrade to the release version. No need to reinstall. The only caveat I think is for folks that want/need uefi.

rrashkin 08-24-2018 09:26 AM

BL 5.0 seems way faster than BL 4.5 (which was plenty fast). Is that all due to the new kernel, or to a misspent youth catching up with me?

RonCam 09-02-2018 09:45 AM

User report on Bodhi 5.0 Legacy on the ASUS 701 EeePC netbook
Bodhi Legacy 5.0 installed on my older EeePC, 701 with a 4GiB SSD and a SanDisk type A1 32GiB UHS-1 card inserted into card slot. The previous installation of the same OS, but without the card in place, seemed to run OK, but perhaps it was not to be trusted, given the numerous installer error messages related to inadequate disk space. After the card was inserted, the installation went to completion without 'glitches'.

The installation was primarily directed to the card, but with boot and swap on the SSD. Possibly other directories may be symlinked to the SSD as needed, depending on how much space remains on the drive and whether there would be a speed advantage. This is still a work in progress as the screen hinges have to be lubricated before any additional use, to prevent internal damage to the 701's case.

In a netbook of this age I though using SD memory--that can easily be re-purposed in the future--was the better option than trying to upgrade the SSD. The original SSD's capacity was adequate for 3.x versions of Bodhi, but with the constantly expanding size of Bodhi's Ubuntu base (thanks to Jeff, for explaining Bodhi's size increases), going to 5.0 without extra storage--as far as I could see--wouldn't have been feasible.

This type-A1 card has a controller designed for running programs ('apps', as they say) and if it's OK with 'programs' it should be OK with 'operating systems', as well. It will never reach its advertised read-write speed because that requires the device using it to have A1-compatible SD-adapter circuitry, something not to be found on a 10-year old netbook. Of course, the 701's original SSD was never a read-write speed demon, either, so it remains to be seen how these two forms of storage compare, in actual use.

The kernel in 5.0 Legacy is an excellent match for the 701's graphics hardware: xrandr screen scaling and panning both work perfectly. This really makes the 701's screen usable. One of the versions in Bodhi's 4.x series, I think, was having problems -- due to the kernel, of course -- with xrandr incompatibility. So, it's nice to be on the latest version and still have the netbook working correctly.

In addition to working correctly, both panning and scaling remain unchanged when Moksha is Reset. In Enlightenment, this wiped out the changes until the resolution scripts were run, again.

If there's anything else I shall repost after the 701's screen hinges are safe to use. On the 701SD that I'm now using, I didn't realize what stiff hinges were doing and so the internal plastic support posts required extensive repairs, to prevent the screen--literally--from falling off. It seems on the EeePCs, the hinges wear by becoming tighter, and not looser, as one would normally expect.

serendipity7000 09-28-2018 05:14 AM

Bodhi 5 is absolutely brilliant - and 5 years support - great! And thanks to Ron for explaining how to install it on an Eee 4GB - I found Bodhi 4 fits on mine but not Bodhi 5 but now I know how to get it on there! I also have Bodhi 5 installed on an Eee 701sd and an Eee 900 (installed on the second biggest drive and disable/ignore the 4GB) and it's lovely and fast. I refurb these machines and sell them on for peanuts because I love them :-) Bodhi brings them to life. Our son loved his little Eee PC with Bodhi and supertux.

I have only had two minor issues since installing Bodhi 5 - one still unresolved so advice on this would be appreciated. The first was - touchpad tap not working (necessary with an Eee which has stiff mouse buttons). Resolved by installing synaptics driver.

The second is there are no folders in the file manager for Documents, Pictures etc (which have been there before in Bodhi 4).

One minor request if it's at all possible - is to bring back one of the themes from Bodhi 2.4 which is very popular in our family. A big moon with twinkling stars.

hemlocktree 09-28-2018 06:29 AM

just create whatever folders you need or drag the backup folders.

serendipity7000 09-28-2018 07:01 AM

Thanks - it would be nice to have the folders there as part of the install - as in Bodhi 4 - ready to go. Also I am not experienced enough to know if things will automatically get sent to them if the folders are created.

hemlocktree 09-28-2018 07:03 AM

they are actually in my way when i drag my folders there and some i end yp deleting for no usage for my needs.

serendipity7000 09-28-2018 08:36 AM

It was the legacy install by the way. Same on both machines - no documents etc folders in home folder/file manager. Created ones are plain without the little icons the folders had in Bodhi 4. Anyway - no other real issues so it's minor.

hemlocktree 09-28-2018 10:17 AM

i have no issues here.

the_waiter 09-28-2018 11:32 AM


Hello there. I am glad to hear you like our Bodhi 5 release. We spent tons of hours of tweaking the Moksha desktop features as well as main theme. In case you liked the BL 2.4 theme, please let me know the theme name and I can try recompile it for you if possible.


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