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Old 11-07-2018, 12:01 PM   #1
Rex Bouwense
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Network manager seems to be missing from new install of Bodhi 5.0


I used Bodhi Linux a while ago and the set-up was quite easy. After being away from the distro for a while, I decided to return to it so I downloaded the 5.0 ISO and eventually installed it on one of my computers. However, the network manager gadget seems to be missing from the panel. Did I get a bad download, because the hashes matched? How do I fix this seemingly weird situation?
 
Old 11-07-2018, 12:53 PM   #2
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Question This will likely help someone to duplicate, and solve, your problem!

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... so I downloaded the 5.0 ISO and eventually installed it on one of my computers. ...
Looking at the Download Bodhi Linux web page, I see:
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The current version of Bodhi Linux is 5.0.0. We offer this version in the following [three] flavors.
In the event your problem is specific to one of the 'flavors', which one did you download and install?
On what type of hardware did you install, in case there could be some interaction with your network card?
 
Old 11-07-2018, 01:10 PM   #3
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It was the Legacy download for 32 bit processors and it is running in the live mode on an ACER netbook. I did find a previous thread after additional research, https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...lf-4175636960/
Apparently the nm-applet appears after installation so my question may have been premature. I am not sure why it does not appear in the live mode though.
I am in a local Linux User Group and we are looking for a "go to" distro to be installed on older or less powerful machines at our installfests. We had been using Lubuntu but with the introduction of the LXQT desktop environment that may not be a reasonable choice any longer. As I had said I had used Bodhi in the past and was very impressed with it so it has become a candidate.

The solution offered in the cited thread works on both the 32 bit legacy and the 64 bit standard releases.

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Old 11-07-2018, 02:37 PM   #4
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I use both Bodhi and Lubuntu 18.10 (with LXQt desktop) on a 14-year old laptop with 1Gb RAM, and both run equally well. Bodhi is prettier and much more configurable, but Lubuntu is easier for beginners. With Lubuntu 18.10 I had to remove Firefox as that was too slow and replaced it with Falkon, which is lighter and built on Qt.
 
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Old 11-09-2018, 01:23 AM   #5
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I think this is one of two mistakes they made on the release, the other being the installer not being obvious. Once things are configured you don't need nm-applet running anyway, so in that sense it helps make it 'lighter' by saving a little ram, I don't have it run automatically on either of my legacy 1GB machines.
 
Old 11-09-2018, 01:27 AM   #6
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FYI, I started with Lubuntu before Bodhi but with only 512mb it was just barely usable. Bodhi was completely usable (as long as I paid attention to memory usage). I think Bodhi uses less memory/resources than lubuntu.
 
Old 11-09-2018, 03:57 PM   #7
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Thank you for the info. Bodhi is on our short list as our "go to" lite distro. With the introduction of lxqt in Lubuntu 18.10 more RAM is required. LXDE focused on older hardware. LXQT does not.
 
  


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