Wiki Category: Informative

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 Linux swap space is a special area for the OS that can be used as additional system RAM. The more traditional approach to swap space used a Swap Partition on your disk system. The more 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, c/w 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 or in our Getting Started FAQs Covering items such as: Selecting the...

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 is a graphical front-end to apt (Advanced Package Tool), the package management system in Bodhi. It combines the point-and-click simplicity with the power of the apt/apt-get command-line tools. Features Install, remove, upgrade and downgrade single and multiple packages. Upgrade your whole system. Manage package repositories (sources.list). Find packages by name, description and several other attributes....

Administrative Task FAQs

Administrative Tasks Many new Bodhi 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 there...

PCManFM File Manager

PCManFM PCManFM Is the default file manager supplied with Bodhi Linux. To launch it, click on its icon located on the shelf, or type pc into Quick Launcher (<ctrl> + <space>), or navigate the Main Menu: Applications>System Tools>File Manager PCManFM. A list of features can be found within the App Centre. For a comprehensive user guide...

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. How do I identify my Networking Hardware? The following Terminology commands (Main Menu > Applications > System Tools > Terminology ) will out details that when posted...

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 good starting point is Moksha Desktop, under...

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 supplied with Bodhi Linux. For numerous reasons, the 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 Terminology, click on its icon located on the shelf, or type Terminology into Quick Launcher (<ctrl> +...

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’s default...

Conky – A Full Guide

About Conky Conky is a light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any information on your desktop.  Conky is licensed under the GPL and runs on Linux and BSD. Conky is much like making a desktop gadget. It creates a little window, which can be disguised as being transparent. People use Conky to draw various...

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 FAQs 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 Configuring a New Installation Adding Software AppCenter – Software Pages Additional Resources About Bodhi Linux FAQs About & Support FAQs Administrative Task FAQs Graphics Card Driver FAQs Minimum Specification Hardware...

Getting Involved

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

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 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 info...

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,...

Quick Launcher

Quick Launcher is a Moksha module which, as its name implies, allows you to launch applications quickly.  Want to get to the Favorite Applications dialog box to set up your Favorites Menu?  Then just type “fav” into Quick Launcher and hit Enter. Want to launch Terminology? Then enter “ter” into Quick Launcher.  This brief guide...

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 Gavin “fidoedidoe” Fowler Roger “JollyRoger” Carter Bob Raskin Jacob “oblio” Olson In Memory Charles “Charles@Bodhi” van de Beek Mark “ottermaton” Strawser Contributors We would also...

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...