About & Support FAQs

About & Support FAQs

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<p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many new users to Bodhi seem to have the same questions, so here are the answers to a few of them.</span></p> <h2>About FAQs</h2> <h3>Why are there so few applications installed?</h3> Part of the <a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/what-is-bodhi-linux/">Bodhi Linux philosophy</a> is minimalism and user choice. We feel that our users are intelligent enough to choose what applications they want, and we provide an easy way to do so at the AppCenter. We also feel that it is easier and better for you to build the system you want from the start, rather than having to remove a lot of applications you don't want and/or need and then install the ones you want/need. <p style="text-align: justify;">You can learn more about installing additional software from the <a title="Adding Software" href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/adding-software/">adding software</a> guide.</p> <h3>Why does Bodhi Linux use Chromium Browser in 6.0.0?</h3> <span style="font-weight: 400;">When we polled our users asking what the default web browser should be, we found them split between Firefox and Chromium. This meant regardless of what we picked, some folks would have a large browser install they didn’t care for.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;"><a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/a/chromium/">Chromium</a> aims to be safer, faster and more stable all while being fairly lightweight, which fits in with the Bodhi Linux philosophy. Chromium also has the ability to install applications directly from the <a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/a/">AppCenter</a>, a feature that some other browsers lack.</span> Bodhi Linux 5.1 uses the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNOME_Web">Epiphany</a> Web Browser. *It should be noted that in 2012 <em>Epiphany</em> was re-branded as <em>Gnome Web, </em>however, to avoid confusion with Gnome Desktop or similar and as the underlying application binary is named <em>epiphany-browser</em>, the Bodhi Linux community will rightly/wrongly continue to refer to the browser as <em>Epiphany Web Browser</em> <h3>What is the release roadmap?</h3> The release roadmap can be seen here: <a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/release-roadmap/">Release Roadmap</a> <h2>Support FAQs</h2> <h3>Bodhi eBook</h3> <h4>Where can I find the Bodhi eBook?</h4> "<em>Bodhi Linux [library term="version"] - The Complete Guide for Beginners</em>" (ISBN: 9781005193270) is an excellent eBook publication from Bodhi <a href="https://bodhilinux.boards.net/">forum</a> member JollyRoger, aka Roger Carter. It's available (free) at <a href="https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1086439">www.smashwords.com</a> and comes in a variety of formats: pdf, epub, Mobi (Kindle), and more. The eBook covers a variety of topics ranging from Getting Started; Covering the Basics; Enriching your online/offline Bodhi experience, through to Streamlining &amp; Customizing the Moksha Desktop -  which is the main business/focus of the eBook. A great read and a valuable point of reference! <h3>Forum</h3> <h4>Where can I find the Forum</h4> Click the following link to access the [library term="forum"] <h4>Helpful information to share when posting on the forum</h4> Posting the outputs from the commands <pre>inxi -Fxpmrz</pre> and <pre>sudo inxi -m</pre> will be helpful to the Bodhi Linux team when you ask your question <h4>How do I mark a problem as "[SOLVED]"?</h4> As the Original Poster (OP) of a problem in the [library term="forum"], and if the problem has been solved to your satisfaction, it is helpful for you to mark it ”<code>[SOLVED]</code>”. <p style="text-align: justify;">To do so, navigate to your first post in your thread in the forum. Click the <em>Edit</em> button in the upper right corner of the post. Suffix the thread title with: " <code>[SOLVED]</code>". Alternatively, if you say your issue/s has/have been resolved, a Forum moderator will happily mark it for you! Thank you!</p> <h4>How do I delete my Forum thread?</h4> So you figured out the answer to your own question in the [library term="forum"] and want to delete your thread? You can't, and that's actually a good thing. What you can do is say how you solved your problem and mark the thread as "<code>[SOLVED]</code>". (See the above question for how to do that.) Why? Instead of thinking about how the thread you made is about just helping you, see it as an opportunity to help someone else with the same problem. Chances are, someone will face the same issue. Even if you found a thread just like yours with the answer, your thread may be found more easily. (Even by you, if you get the same problem in the future and forget what to do.) <h4>How do I upload a picture into a Forum post?</h4> The forums only allow image uploads via links to a 3rd party hosting provider, from services like Photobucket, Imgur, ImageShack, etc. Using <a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/a/ephoto/"><strong>ephoto</strong></a> (Bodhi's default picture viewer) is a good place to start. <em>Open</em> the picture in <a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/a/ephoto/">ePhoto</a>, <em>right-click </em>for the <strong>menu, </strong><em>click</em> or <em>hover</em><em> -&gt; </em><strong>file</strong> -&gt; <strong>upload</strong> - you will be asked if you want to upload the picture publicly to <strong>imgur.com</strong>. - <em>select </em><strong>Yes</strong>. Once the upload is complete, you will be offered an <strong>URL</strong> that you can <em>copy</em> and then <em>paste.</em> <h3>Bodhi Live Chat (Discord)</h3> <h4>How do install Discord?</h4> There are a number of methods available to access Discord. For light / casual use and a <strong>must</strong> for those of you're using 32-bit Bodhi Legacy (as native Discord apps are 64-bit only), the recommended approach is to use the Discord web app from within your browser. Access is via the link: <a href="https://discord.com/app">https://discord.com/app</a> For more active users of discord (you <strong>must</strong> be using a 64-bit variant of Bodhi, ie: Standard / HWE / App Pack) you can install the Discord package via a CLI by running the following commands in <a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/wiki/terminology/"><em>Terminology</em></a>. <pre>sudo apt update</pre> <pre>sudo apt install discord</pre> Once installed the Discord app can be found under Main Menu&gt;Applications/Internet <h4>What is the Live Chat (Discord) Invite link?</h4> The Bodhi Live Chat / Discord channel invite link is: <a href="https://discordapp.com/invite/pvB7MSf">https://discordapp.com/invite/pvB7MSf</a> <h3>Getting Involved</h3> Need something to do?  Want to make a difference by getting involved with the Bodhi project?  Read about <a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/getting-involved/">“Getting Involved”</a> for some ideas.  We always welcome assistance and we enjoy showing people new things! <h3>FAQ's</h3> <h4>Where can I find all the FAQ pages?</h4> Follow this <a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/introduction-to-bodhi-linux-faqs/">link</a> for a complete list of all FAQ pages in this wiki
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