Wiki Category: Informative

Quick Launcher

Quick Launcher is a handy Moksha module which, as its name implies, allows you to launch applications quickly. Quick Launcher is opened by pressing any of the following key bindings: <SuperKey>+<Space>,  <Alt>+<Esc>, or  <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Space> or from left-clicking Main Menu > Quick Launcher. Want to get to the Favorite Applications dialog box to set up your...

Wallpaper Settings

Wallpaper Settings ***Pardon our dust, this Wiki is under construction*** Click the Wallpaper icon to open the Wallpaper settings dialogue. From here, you can change your wallpaper (also called ‘background‘) to other community-made Bodhi Linux wallpapers which can be downloaded from the Bodhi Linux repositories. Additionally, you may choose a wallpaper of your own from...

Screen Locker Applications

Screen Locker Applications If you need more functionality out of Moksha’s desktop lock screen or prefer a different look, perhaps to match the log in screen at boot, it is possible to replace Moksha’s desk lock screen with another application to lock the desktop. It should be noted this feature has recently been removed from...

Working with Kernels

Background Bodhi Linux (Standard/AppPack/Legacy) by default, do not automatically check for kernel updates during apt update. If you want a different kernel, perhaps for security, or perhaps to support some new device or feature that has been added since the kernel was originally installed with Bodhi Linux (or so others don’t hassle you when they...

Thunar File Manager

Thunar File Manger Thunar is the default file manager supplied with Bodhi Linux . To launch Thunar, click its icon located on the shelf, or type thu into Quick Launcher (<ctrl>+<space>), or navigate Main Menu: Applications > System Tools > Thunar File Manager.   A list of features can be found within the AppCenter. For...

Moksha Desktop Customisation

Overview This article will guide you through a full Moksha Desktop Customisation Components coming soon…. Acknowledgements This entire article is based upon on the incredible work of Bodhi Team member: enigma9o7 and the associated Bodhi Linux Forum post How I customized my desktop mixing moksha themes [TUTORIAL]. In the forum, you can read the original post, see...

Swap Space Management

Swap Space Swap space is a special area for the OS that can be used as additional system random access memory (RAM). The traditional approach to swap space used a swap partition on your drive system. A modern approach, as used by Bodhi Linux (based upon Ubuntu ), is the use of a swap file....

Minimum Specification Hardware FAQs

Minimum Spec FAQ If your system is near the minimum specifications of Bodhi Linux (as defined below), some unique situations, such as severe memory-constraints, may be experienced that would not happen on systems closer to or exceeding the recommended hardware specifications. This article looks to answer some common questions on this subject using real-world experiences...

Bodhi Linux FAQs

FAQs Below is a listing of our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) pages, with a brief outline of what each FAQ page covers. If you cannot find the answer you are looking for within these pages, feel free to raise a question within our forums or in our live chat (Discord). Getting Started FAQs Covering items...

Flatpak

Flatpak Flatpak is a software deployment/package management utility created by RedHat and can be seen as an alternative/distant cousin to Apt & Synaptic Package Manager and very similar Canonicals Snap. As is the case with Snap, flatpak apps (software packages) are isolated from the rest of your system. They have their own file system and can’t interfere with other...

Snap

Snap Snap (sometimes referred to as Snappy) is a software deployment/package management utility built by Canonical and can be seen as an alternative/distant cousin to Apt & Synaptic Package Manager and Flatpak (the RedHat Developed alternative to Snap). The software packages (called snaps) automatically update (you can change this) and as such enables you to always run the...

Synaptic Package Manager

Synaptic Package Manager Synaptic Package Manager is a graphical front-end to apt (Advanced Package Tool), the package management system in Bodhi Linux. It combines the point-and-click simplicity with the power of the apt or apt-get command-line tools. You will see Synaptic Package Manager interchanged with simply “Synaptic” Features Install, remove, upgrade and downgrade single and multiple packages Upgrade...

Administrative Task FAQs

Administrative Tasks Many new Bodhi Linux users seem to have the same questions relating to common administrative tasks, so here are the answers to a few of them. What is Terminology, how do I use it? Terminology is a terminal emulator for Linux, giving you access to the Linux command line. For more details see Terminology. Is...

PCManFM File Manager (Legacy)

PCManFM PCManFM is the default file manager supplied with Bodhi Linux 5.x (Note: Bodhi Linux 6.x uses Thunar File Manager). To launch PCManFM, click its icon located on the shelf, or type pc into Quick Launcher (<ctrl>+<space>), or navigate Main Menu: Applications > System Tools > File Manager PCManFM. A list of features can be...

Networking / Wi-Fi FAQs

Networking / Wi-Fi Many new Bodhi Linux users seem to have the same questions relating to Networking / Wi-Fi, so here are the answers to a few of them: Gather Information: How do I Identify My Networking Hardware? The Terminology (Main Menu > Applications > System Tools > Terminology) commands below will output details that...

Moksha Desktop FAQs

Moksha Desktop Many new Bodhi users seem to have the same questions relating to Moksha Desktop, so here are the answers to a few of them. What is Moksha Desktop, how do I use it? There is a wealth of information in the wiki relating to Moksha Desktop, a fork of Enlightenment, in which is...

Bodhi Linux – Moksha & Pure Enlightenment FAQ

Bodhi Linux – Moksha Bodhi Linux 6.x comes with the Moksha Desktop Window Manager (a fork of Enlightenment). Although Moksha and Enlightenment are functionally similar, there are one or two significant and many subtle differences between the two. Depending on how familiar you are with Moksha Desktop will influence how easy/challenging you’ll find the transition between...

Terminology

Terminology Terminology is the default terminal emulator supplied with Bodhi Linux. For numerous reasons, the Linux terminal can be known by many other names Terminal, Console, Command-Line Interface (CLI), Shell, Bash, etc.. Terminology is used to run Linux commands.  To launch, left-click on its icon located on the shelf, or type “Terminology” into Quick Launcher (<ctrl>+<space>),...

Basic (but) Useful Linux Commands

Command Line Basics – Useful Linux Commands While it is possible to use Bodhi Linux without much knowledge or use of the Command Line Interface (CLI [terminal]) and to stick primarily with the Graphical User Interface (GUI), there are certain tasks that are more efficient/easier to perform via the CLI/terminal. Generally, you will use a terminal emulator (Bodhi...

Conky – A Full Guide

About Conky Conky is a light-weight system monitor for X, which display any information on your desktop.  Conky is licensed under the GPL and runs on Linux and BSD. Working with Conky is similar to making a desktop gadget. It creates a window, which can be disguised by being made transparent. People use Conky to...

Switching Keyboard Layouts

Moksha Moksha’s Key Binding module allows you to quickly and easily switch between keyboard layouts. There are three Actions available. Use keyboard layout, Next keyboard layout and Previous layout. To assign a key combination to each of these actions, simply go to: Settings > Settings Panel  > Input > Key Bindings. In the right panel...

Release Roadmap

Bodhi 6.0.0 – Major Update Release (Latest Stable)  Projected Release Date: May 12 2021 This version of Bodhi will be rebased on top of Ubuntu 20.04 as its core and will use the Moksha desktop by default. Download: Link Bodhi 5.1.0 – Minor Update Release Projected Release Date: March 24 2020 Scheduled update release for...

About Bodhi Linux

What is Bodhi Linux System Requirements Bodhi Linux ISO/Release Flavours Bodhi Linux FAQs Release Cycle Release Roadmap Resources The Bodhi Team

Table of Contents – A Bodhi Linux How To Guide

Table of Contents A Bodhi Linux How-To Guide Getting Started What is Bodhi Linux? System Requirements Selecting the Correct ISO Image Download Page Installation Instructions Connecting to the Internet Configuring a New Installation Keeping Bodhi Up-To-Date Adding Software AppCenter – Software Pages Terminology Additional Resources About Bodhi Linux FAQs About & Support FAQs Networking/Wi-Fi FAQs...

Getting Involved

The easiest way to get involved with Bodhi Linux is by helping answer user questions in our Discord channel, or in Bodhi Linux’s . Support is also offered on Sub-Reddit or on the Linux Question Sub-forum. You can also get involved with contributing to this wiki by reaching out to ylee AT BodhiLinux dot com to get set...

Colophon

QuickStart Guide Contributors Authors: Mark “ottermaton” Strawser – Head of Documentation Anthony “AntCer” Cervantes – Chief of the QS Guide Jeff “Jef91” Hoogland The Team: Charles (Charles@Bodhi) van de Beek – Editor / Consultant (caerolle) – Editor / Consultant Also, a shout-out to Theophobus and ylee. Thank you, guys! 🙂 Designers: Anthony “AntCer” Cervantes Joris...

Resources

Resources Bodhi Linux Site The official Bodhi Linux site. Bodhi Linux Wiki Documentation by Bodhi Users for Bodhi Users. (Click here for the Table of Contents, or here for more about Bodhi Linux, or here for a list of FAQs) Bodhi Linux AppCenter Official Bodhi Linux software packages. Bodhi Linux Forums Ask/answer questions and get...

About & Support FAQs

Many new users to Bodhi seem to have the same questions, so here are the answers to a few of them. About FAQs Why are there so few applications installed? Part of the Bodhi Linux philosophy is minimalism and user choice. We feel that our users are intelligent enough to choose what applications they want,...

Graphics Card Driver FAQs

Graphics Cards Many new Bodhi Linux users seem to have the same questions relating to Graphics Cards (especially Nvidia), so here are the answers to a few of them. Determining Graphics Card Model: If you are unsure which graphics card your computer possesses open Terminology and run the following commands. The first command will update...

The Team

Community Members Bodhi Linux is worked on by an ever-growing number of community members: Rbt “ylee” Wiley Stefan “the waiter” Uram Jason “Tristam” Thomas Gareth “hippytaff” Williams Craig “enigma9o7” Langman Roger “JollyRoger” Carter Bob Raskin Jacob “oblio” Olson Doug “Deepspeed” Yanez These and other community members can be found at the Bodhi Linux and In...

What is Bodhi Linux

The Twofold Path The word bodhi is derived from the Sanskrit word बोधि for “enlightenment.” Bodhi Linux is an operating system based on two elements: Minimalism The Moksha desktop Minimalism We aim to strike a balance between providing nothing but a command-line interface and including everything plus the kitchen sink. We provide you with a base system...

Release Cycle

Version Numbers Bodhi Linux version numbers follow the format of x.y.z where: x represents the major release version y represents scheduled update releases z represents emergency bug fix releases Release Model Bodhi Linux follows what we call a “semi-rolling” release cycle based around Ubuntu LTS (long-term support) releases. This means that every new major Bodhi Linux release is...