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Old 01-17-2020, 06:28 AM   #1
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My website with Bodhi tips


As promised, I've created an English web page advocating Bodhi on my website:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/bodhi.html

Please mention any inaccuracies: I'll wait with advertising it in order to accommodate the first round of criticism.

Next project: a how-to for translators....
 
Old 01-17-2020, 09:46 AM   #2
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I really see no inaccuracies. If Jeff gets some free time, I hope to get him to make some Bodhi 5.1 ISOs. We plan on removing eepDater as well as have a policy-kit agent in our Startup apps and of course remove the esudo link that borks pkexec. We will also be using Štefan's ubiquity slideshow altho the only localizations we will prob have will be Dutch and Slovakian. Jeff usually also uses a more updated kernel, but he never uses the 'generic' meta-package, because he doesn't want to 'force kernel updates on users.'

If perchance Jeff can't find time for a BL 5.1 release all the above will of course be include in our upcoming BL6.0 release.

One note on your Dutch version of this Bodhi blog, perhaps you may wish to explain to localize Moksha after the install or link to our wiki article on it. No matter the lang chosen during the installation Moksha will boot up into english. And non-enlightenment users may not know much about how enlightenment/moksha handles things like languages and keyboard layout.

<offtopic>It is kinda cool that wiki article uses Dutch as an example. Looking thru the history of edits on that article, I see it was originally added by Charles “Charles@Bodhi” van de Beek. Who was not surprisingly enough Dutch. Charles is now sadly deceased but he was a great help in many areas, esp helping users on our old forum which was far more active than this one is. Thinking about it now I wonder why he never took on the localizing into Dutch task? He wasn't a programmer aside from simple shell scripts but he was very knowledgeable in many areas. No doubt in my mind he could have managed localization easily. Regardless Charles is still missed by us all. </offtopic>

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Old 01-17-2020, 11:03 AM   #3
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I really see no inaccuracies.
Great! I'll start advertising it.


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If Jeff gets some free time, I hope to get him to make some Bodhi 5.1 ISOs.
That would be very helpful. A newly spun iso would prevent people getting confused about the questions that apt-get dist-upgrade currently asks them during the upgrade process (about keeping the existing Grub configuration etc.).... On the Dutch Ubuntu forum, where I already advertised my Dutch web page, that was the biggest complaint.

About the Dutch translations: that's already covered in my Dutch page.
 
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Old 01-18-2020, 11:08 AM   #4
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Hi Kiezel/Pjotr.

I go under the name of felemur on the mint forums. I installed Bodhi as per your tip on the Mint forums on my old HP computer (The computer is a 2008 HP Pavilion a6700f with an AMD Phenom X4 9150E Quad Core processor, 4Gb RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE video and a 128GB SSD).

I installed both Chromium and Firefox as per your instructions on your site (https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/bodhi.html). However, when I use Midori, everything works just great, but in both Chromium and Firefox, I'm back to the video tearing problem when scrolling that has been the problem with every distro I've tried on this computer.

Do you have any ideas on what I could do to get rid of that issue, or should I just stick to using Midori?

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PS - if I can't fix the video tearing on Chromium & Firefox, do you have any suggestions for a different lightweight browser you would recommend? You state Midori is poorly maintained, which is the reason I tried installing Chromium & Firefox. I found this page: https://mashtips.com/best-lightweigh...-ubuntu-linux/

PPS - I tried turning off hardware acceleration in Firefox, but no change.

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Old 01-18-2020, 11:52 AM   #5
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Hi Kiezel/Pjotr.
if I can't fix the video tearing on Chromium & Firefox, do you have any suggestions for a different lightweight browser you would recommend? You state Midori is poorly maintained, which is the reason I tried installing Chromium & Firefox. I found this page: https://mashtips.com/best-lightweigh...-ubuntu-linux/
That's tricky.... I only trust the "big three" (Firefox, Chromium, Chrome) to have sufficient security audits and adequate security updates.

However, at your own risk, you might try Epiphany, which is present in the official repo's:
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sudo apt-get install epiphany-browser

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Old 01-18-2020, 12:17 PM   #6
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Thanks. I installed it, and it works without the video tearing. Now if I can only figure out how to make it the default browser.

I find it odd that Chrome, Chromium & Firefox are the only programs that cause this issue across different Linux distro's on this computer. I guess they are more intensive in their graphics needs. No matter, at least I now have 2 browsers that work fine - Midori & Epiphany.

Thanks again for all your help.
 
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Old 01-18-2020, 12:31 PM   #7
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You're welcome!

But do get rid of Midori.... At least Epiphany got its latest update not so very long ago, in November 2019.

Note that your web browser is, by far, the most attacked piece of software in your system. Timely security updates for it are therefore crucially important.
 
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Old 01-18-2020, 01:00 PM   #8
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Hello there

I had also issue with video tearing in Chrome or Firefox. That's why I created module for Bodhi called moksha-module-comptonmod.
This is a little container for compton compositor with elegant running under Bodhi (just load the module under modules section in settings and enjoy your favourite browser).

More info here:
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...le-4175659361/

Stefan

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Old 01-18-2020, 02:15 PM   #9
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Hi,

I went to the page: http://packages.bodhilinux.com/bodhi...le-comptonmod/ and downloaded the 64 bit version (installed 64 bit Bodhi), but when I try to run it in the deb package installer, it just crashes.
 
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Old 01-18-2020, 03:04 PM   #10
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sudo apt install moksha-module-comptonmod
 
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Old 01-18-2020, 03:14 PM   #11
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Thanks,

I just get the output:

E: Unable to locate package moksha-module-comptonmod
 
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Old 01-18-2020, 03:15 PM   #12
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Are you on Bodhi Linux 5.0?
Have you updated repos? (sudo apt update)?
 
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Old 01-18-2020, 03:21 PM   #13
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I had done: sudo apt update , but I did it again, then did sudo apt install moksha-module-comptonmod , but just got the same output: E: Unable to locate package moksha-module-comptonmod

When I check "About Bodhi", it says: 5.1.0
 
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Old 01-18-2020, 03:32 PM   #14
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Oh, I know what happend

You are on main repository and module is in testing.
OK, as you have downloaded the file, do this:

sudo gdebi moksha-module-comptonmod_20190823bodhi1-1_amd64.deb

Now it should be OK.
 
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Old 01-18-2020, 04:04 PM   #15
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Yes, that did work. Thank you.

After doing that, I tried both the Firefox and Chromium browser.

Firefox still has bad screen tearing issues, and is basically unusable.

Chromium is interesting. As long as I do not maximize the Chromium browser, it works great. There is a little screen tearing when scrolling, but not a problem. However, if I maximize the Chromium browser to the full screen size, the tearing is very bad - BUT, not as bad as before the comptonmod.

I did turn off the hardware acceleration in both Firefox & Chromium.

I have a feeling this is a good as it will get with this computer, and it is usable now, so I'm happy.

Your help is greatly appreciated - thank you.
 
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