Wiki Category: Getting Started

All Wiki’s pertaining to new or novice Bodhi Linux users

Connecting to the Internet

Connecting to the Internet Bodhi makes connecting to the internet or your local network easy with the use of Network Manager (nm-applet). If you are not connected you will see an icon similar to this in your Shelf    All you have to do is left-click on it. Then choose the type of connection from...

Moksha Settings Panel

Moksha Settings Panel Moksha settings are customized by means of dialog boxes (configuration windows). These can be accessed via the Settings Panel or if you know the name of the configuration dialog box you want to open, the Quick Launcher. The settings fall into two types: General settings, such as themes, fonts, and virtual desktops....

Personal Application Launchers

Personal Application Launchers Application launchers are central to the Moksha window management system. The control, among other things, which menu (if any) lists an application, and how that application is to be run. Application launchers are also called ‘desktop configuration files’, and they have the extension .desktop. You can see these files at /usr/share/applications. Personal...

Key Bindings and Edge Bindings

Bindings (aka shortcuts) Overview Want to quickly disable your laptop’s touchpad? Then set up a key binding (aka keyboard shortcut). Or easily switch between desktops? Use an edge binding (aka mouse shortcut). Key bindings specify the actions that occur when you press a key combination (i.e. they bind the action to that key combination); edge...

Configuring a New Bodhi Installation

Configuring a New Bodhi Installation This article describes the initial tweaks you might make to a newly-installed Bodhi system.  These include setting up your date/time, keyboard (if you live outside the US), selecting a theme that suits your tastes, changing the wallpaper, and managing startup applications. To make further changes, follow the links at the...

Virtual Desktops

Introduction You have on your Bodhi system two virtual desktops, and you can have more if you wish. Tiny preview pictures of these desktops appear in the Pager gadget on your shelf, and clicking one of these will open the corresponding desktop. The desktops all look the same on the default Bodhi installation, as they...

Gadgets, Modules, and Shelves

Gadgets A gadget is a small application that will either: Give information about some aspect of your system, as is the case with the CPU Frequency gadget, or Perform a specific action, such as launching applications in the case of the iBar gadget. Although gadgets can be placed directly on the desktop, the most useful...

System Requirements

Bodhi Linux , System Requirements:    If you already know which ISO you’ll be using then, head on over to the Bodhi Linux Installation Guide NOTE: Is your PC only just meting the Minimal Hardware Specification? Take a look at the Minimal Spec FAQ, you will find answers to questions, comments on software alternatives (when system...

Profiles

Profiles store the customizations you’ve applied to your desktop. These include the shelves you’ve set up, any key or edge bindings, and your choice of GTK theme, along with menu customizations such as disabling icons or turning off ‘Generic’, the fonts or colors you’ve applied, the number of virtual desktops, your choice of wallpaper(s), and...

Adding Software

Bodhi’s minimalism philosophy means that few applications come pre-installed on your system. Which means you are free to populate it with whatever software packages suit you best. This article describes the various ways you can do this. The AppCenter The Bodhi Linux AppCenter features a great selection of excellent software, all of which are verified to...