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Old 04. Jul 2012, 06:51 AM   #71 (permalink)
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One more question...

How would I go about installing Bohdi on my very old laptop?

I currently have this laptop with Mint Julia and Peppermint currently installed on it. I like Mint, but it just runs too slowly on this machine. Can I install Bohdi over top of Mint Julia to get rid of it? If so, how do I do that?
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Old 04. Jul 2012, 12:25 PM   #72 (permalink)
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Have you got any docs, pics etc that you want to save? If not, just boot from the live CD/USB, let it load and select 'install' and one of the options after selecting language will be a "replace existing .... with ..."

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Old 04. Jul 2012, 09:41 PM   #73 (permalink)
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But, the clock is wrong by one hour. I have looked everywhere and can't find where or how to change the clock settings? It obviously is set to the wrong time zone but I can't figure out how to change it....
If your running it off a live CD then you may not be able to set your clock properly. I've had similar problems when I ran the live CD from a USB drive.

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I currently have this laptop with Mint Julia and Peppermint currently installed on it. I like Mint, but it just runs too slowly on this machine. Can I install Bohdi over top of Mint Julia to get rid of it? If so, how do I do that?
As 1002richards said, just replace your Mint or Peppermint installations. Be aware Bodhi is a minimalistic operating system with only the bare essentials pre-installed. Fortunately it has its own App Center which offers many apps and utilities and if what your looking for isn't there you can use Synaptic. Oh yea it also offers bundled packages geared towards a particular need.

Be aware Enlightenment is its own animal and has its own way of doing things so don't be alarmed if you mess it up. The good thing is, it can be quickly re-installed.
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It might also be worth considering that Bodhi V2 (stable) is scheduled for release this month. As this will be based on 12.04, my advice is to wait.
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It might also be worth considering that Bodhi V2 (stable) is scheduled for release this month. As this will be based on 12.04, my advice is to wait.
I'm looking forward to its release as well. Bodhi has gained the attention of the masses, which means all good distros have to start somewhere.

Still don't think its for the linux newbie though.
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Still don't think its for the linux newbie though.
Agreed.

Mageia (apparently) has a stylish and more complete version using E17 but unfortunately this is only available via a dual-arch install (some issues reported), or a network install. There is no live version which is a pity.
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Read on their site today that the final release of Bodhi 2.0 is delayed because of a bug in the live session (startup apps). According to Jeff, the E17 devs don't seem very interested in sorting it out so the final may get released with this bug intact.
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Read on their site today that the final release of Bodhi 2.0 is delayed because of a bug in the live session (startup apps). According to Jeff, the E17 devs don't seem very interested in sorting it out so the final may get released with this bug intact.
Hmmm I would strongly encourage them to clean it up. I was looking around this week for Enlightenment systems and on several websites I found Bodhi being ranked as two or three in the pecking order. I believe PClinuxOS with its E-17 desktop was the most favored although some of links were more than a year old. I have become very fond of Bodhi which is a major shift from last year and it now looks like Bodhi is becoming a shining star, I just hope it doesn't fade away.

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As far as I'm aware, PCLinux OS have dropped E17. To my knowledge they now only support KDE, LXDE and XFCE. Maybe there's an unofficial E17 spin somewhere but I haven't seen a link?
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As far as I'm aware, PCLinux OS have dropped E17. To my knowledge they now only support KDE, LXDE and XFCE. Maybe there's an unofficial E17 spin somewhere but I haven't seen a link?
Yes as I mentioned the links were over a year old. I actually installed PClinuxOS E-17 and tried it out for a few days. I wasn't impressed with it and went back to other endeavors. As I see it E-17 is a paradigm shift in linux desktops by employing a light but robust system that is highly configurable. I can also see it becoming a darling amongst the linux crowd. I only hope that the other desktop developers have been taking notice and work a little harder on giving people what they want.
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