Today I added code to moksha for wizard at first run. During the installation the user is prompted to select the installator langage and keyboard layout. These values will be used in first moksha start. Just press next in dialogs. This feature will be available in next testing release soon.
I take it back about Midori. It has significant issues in rendering many web pages, e.g. it does not show the submit button on github's issue tracker!!! I guess it isn't a suitable replacement. I will try to articulate the issues I have with Epiphany and report them. In essence it seems to get very (very) slow when accessing some pages on the web which do not even seem particularly complex. I wonder if there is a particular element that triggers a (high loading) process which is exposed more painfully on 32-bit (or maybe just slower) hardware. I will try to figure it out by comparing concrete examples on 32-bit and 64-bit platforms.
Regardin gtksu - I didn't install this - it was the default used by my bodhi 6 VM. I used it in the example to avoid confusion - obvs failed!!! The point was that launching PCManFM as superuser from the quick launcher does not work due to it being passed the %U parameter.
Good news on 32-bit support. It makes me cry that so much tech ends up in landfill. I have several 32-bit machines (including the netbook I am typing this on) and don't want to throw them in the bin just yet!
1. Midori - yes, we knew it was buggy. That was the reason we removed it from the distro. Anyway, this project did not die. I can remember Ylee was in touch with new project leader but not sure about the current state. There were still some issues.
2. Quick launcher sudo issue has been solved by Ylee some days ago. We are gonna release another beta ISO soon with this issue fixed.
3. Yes, continuing 32-bit support is cool for our nature
4. I count with you with testing my keyboard layout chooser. After another release let us know if works OK for you.
Until I get around to setting up a Real repo for this release one can install it on BL6.0 by:
sudo apt update sudo apt install git git clone https://github.com/rbtylee/bl6 cd bl6/moksha/moksha/ sudo apt install ./moksha_0.3.2-1_amd64.deb Now log out and at the lightdm login screen switch to a tty, log in and then remove the hidden .e folder to clear all settings:
rm -rf .e
Switch back to login screen and log in.
Now Open with sudo should work in the Quick Launcher.
Note: I have replaced the gksudo command with pkexec, as that is what should be used this days.
If there are no issues with patch I will backport it to BL5.x in a few days.
Anyway - it works, thanks! That is a good experience. I was taken through the language selection wizard (2 pages) at login. Looking forward to this porting back to BL5.
I updated my laptop today and epiphany browser is behaving much better. There wasn't and update to the browser but maybe changes to xserver (or possibly fonts) may have changed things or maybe it is just having a good day! Midori is also behaving better. Ah! I spoke too soon. It has reverted to its bad ways! I realised that this machine only has 512MB of RAM which is likely to be having significant impact on performance. I ran a 64-bit VM with 512MB and it too starts to struggle (although not as bad as the 32-bit laptop). I will look to see if I have any spare RAM in a drawer to upgrade that machine. It is odd that it was happy for a while this morning.
Super+T is almost ubiquitous as the linux distro shortcut to launch a terminal from a GUI desktop. (Ask Martin Wimpress ;-) ) Should this be added as a default key binding in 6.0?
Hmm, not sure we want to change the default key bindings. I looked at XFCE today and it is not true that SUPER + T launch terminal. But CTRL ALT T worked for me. CTRL ALT INSERT it is for Moksha by default.
Anyway - it works, thanks! That is a good experience. I was taken through the language selection wizard (2 pages) at login. Looking forward to this porting back to BL5...
Yes I know that but really I need people to test some of the apps and modules and stuff contained in that repo as well as moksha and the ISO itself. So from that view point it is easiest to clone the whole repo.
Please report any issues or possible improvements to these ISOs here.
I've noticed that the Bodhi Live USB (for 5.1 & 6.0) doesn't come with gparted (parted is there). Do you think there's value in having this system tool available on the LIVE USB to aid installation / recovery etc - I'm pretty sure it's part of the standard Ubuntu Live USB offering and size isn't horrendous. This would be just for pre install LIVE USB use - not post installation.
I had a situation where I wanted to resize an active Linux partition offline and struggled with Bodhi Live 5.1 LIVE - and didn't want to mess with parted CLI for a one off job.
Additionally - as a "not very deeply thought through afterthought " and given there are quite a few issues with broadcom wifi card - is there value in shipping the new distro (for post installation inclusion) with firmware-b43-installer (not sure if this requires an active network connection to run though so may be non starter anyhow?) and & linux-firmware too - to aid "offline" broadcom wifi setup, or is this simply muddying the distro maintainability waters unnecessarily without much gain (addressing edge cases)?
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I understand your approach. Prob this question is more related to Ylee as main dev but I assume he will be against this idea due to minimalistic distro direction. Anyway, there is no problem in installing gparted in live session with Wifi or cable connection.
firmware-b43-installer. I followed your wiki instructions to enable wifi and this way does not work for me. My card is BCM 4352 and only bcmwl-kernel-source work for me.