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Old 01-18-2020, 04:07 PM   #16
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No problem. Sorry not to solve your issue completely.

Anyway, you reminded me I have to move comptonmod module to main repository for other users.

PS: I chose compton.conf file from somewhere on Internet and used for my module. Maybe you will find conf file with better no tearing settings. Let me know then...

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Old 01-18-2020, 04:12 PM   #17
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module in main repo now
 
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Old 01-18-2020, 04:26 PM   #18
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EDIT:

I have found this article with different settings
https://forum.manjaro.org/t/firefox-...-compton/81794

backend = "glx";
vsync = "true";
glx-swap-method = 2;

try to look up these items in compton.conf file, change them, save file and restart moksha (ctrl alt end)
sudo epad /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/enlightenment/modules/comptonmod/compton.conf

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Old 01-18-2020, 10:54 PM   #19
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Firefox still has bad screen tearing issues, and is basically unusable.
i only use firefox with bodhi (without the compton module) and this suggestion fixed my screen tearing:

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In a blank location bar type: “about:config”. You’ll get a warning screen (charmingly about dragons!) and when you proceed a very long list of variables.

Scroll down to “layers.acceleration.force-enabled” and set the value to “true”.
 
Old 01-19-2020, 06:46 AM   #20
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Thank you to the waiter & cordx.

I tried both ideas, but no change overall.
 
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Old 02-21-2020, 06:48 AM   #21
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I think your guideline is great and tells people a lot of the easy way to do things (that I learned the hard way ha ha). The only comment I would make is the your comments about Midori sound a little negative towards Bodhi (kind of suggests there is a mistake there or that the distro is somehow not secure). Perhaps changing that to something like - replacing Midhori with a "more up to date browser" like Chromium?

Also I would always use Bodhi over Xubuntu et al - for simplicity and speed. The downside with Xubuntu is the masses of software you have to remove after install! And the included games that cause a glitch and so need uninstalling (if you don't know how to do that in synaptic it takes ages doing them individually in the software centre - total pain).

I cannot see any reason to install xubuntu over Bodhi - except that it looks and acts a bit like Windows XP so may be familiar. Simple to use in some ways but complicated in others as so much software is installed that is unfamiliar to new users who see a list of programs they know nothing about.

It might also be helpful to add a bit about how to add commonly used programs to the bottom shelf for a single click to launch.

Anyway my basic install after updates is

1) Remove midhori from the "taskbar" shelf at the bottom
2) Install Chromium from the Bodhi software centre - add it to the bottom shelf for single click to launch
3) In terminal sudo apt-get install libreoffice-writer - then add it to bottom shelf - this just installs the word processing and maths elements.
4) Install pdf reader from the Bodhi software centre.

And the odd game maybe. And that's it! And still have 2.7GB free on an 8GB drive.

I find Firefox doesn't display in any functional way on Bodhi so use Chromium instead.

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Old 02-21-2020, 01:19 PM   #22
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I think your guideline is great and tells people a lot of the easy way to do things (that I learned the hard way ha ha). The only comment I would make is the your comments about Midori sound a little negative towards Bodhi (kind of suggests there is a mistake there or that the distro is somehow not secure). Perhaps changing that to something like - replacing Midhori with a "more up to date browser" like Chromium?
Well, my remarks regarding Midori will soon become obsolete: the upcoming Bodhi 5.1 will feature Epiphany browser instead, which is being actively maintained by the Ubuntu MOTU's. For Bodhi 5.1, Midori has therefore been dropped from the default installation.

For the rest, I think most of my website visitors appreciate my independent criticism wherever I think it's due.... I like the Bodhi project, I've even contributed code to it (some Dutch translations), and I think it's a fine alternative for those who seek a successor for Lubuntu (which is transitioning to LXQt).

That's where I think Bodhi's main market potential is: old and weak machines. Many of those can become perfectly usable again by installing Bodhi on them.

But nothing in this world is perfect.

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Old 02-21-2020, 02:11 PM   #23
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Absolutely! None are perfect.
 
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Old 02-22-2020, 07:16 AM   #24
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I agree absolutely that it is the best for old weak machines. It is my go to distro. However I like it so much I wouldn't limit it to just old weak ones :-) Except that is all I have! I have just posted on installing it onto an 8gb drive with low power processor. The only other thing that fits on that size drive (that I find easy to instal and useable for someone not that experienced in Linux) is Xubuntu but have had real issues with booting with Xubuntu 18.04. Not so with Bodhi which boots and shuts down beautifully and quickly.

It turns an old 7" netbook into a great little writing machine/mini computer to use out and about. Yes we all have smartphones for the internet but sometimes you want to do some work. So my passions are 7" netbooks and Bodhi :-) As they are now very old and no parts available I keep plenty of spare parts. Plenty for sale for spares.

Our son had one which I installed a load of kids software on and occasionally I sell one I'm not using any more for a kids computer. Once set up Bodhi is very easy to use - and fast.

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