Sunday, September 18, 2011

Bodhi Linux Service Pack 2 Ready

Ten days ago the Bodhi Team and I released our second update to Bodhi Linux 1.0.0 Today I am happy to let all of our users that have limited or no-internet access machines know that our service pack 2 is ready for download. For those that do not know our service packs allow for a single download upgrade of your Bodhi system from the previous stable release to the current (those still on Bodhi 1.0.0 will need to install service pack 1 followed by service pack 2).

You can download this latest service pack from here.

Install Images:

 Install Video:

Have any questions feel free to drop a comment below.

~Jeff Hoogland


  1. I like the idea of keeping sth as LTS, but why not Debian as a future choice? It could be a little bit faster, although Bodhi is damn fast even now, and would be consistent with the ARM line.

    Look at LinuxMint.

    btw, where is the xorg.conf in Bodhi?
    I cannot switch to the SIS video card on my second laptop, although I see the driver, strange.

    in spite of minor problems - a wonderful thing,
    really wonderful

  2. xorg.conf is no longer used by default with current Xorg/kernel versions. If you create one manually it will be used though.

    Ubuntu does a lot of heavy lifting to add extra things to the Debian base. Why should we go through the hassle of re-doing all the work they have already done?

  3. in fact I tried to copy one from my previous Ubuntu desktop, but it broke the system down

    I've asked about Debian, first because I've read about ARM Bodhi, which will be Debian based (at least I've understood so), second - because I see what LinuxMint guys are doing :)

  4. Then there is something wrong with your xorg.conf. Trouble shooting is beyond the scope of this comments section though - open a support ticket on the forums.

    I know mint is doing it and you should see all the issues they have from the rolling base ;)

  5. just one more thing - after installing the newest Bodhi updates I tried to install LXDE dekstop meta-package as well - I wanted to compare memory consumption - and it killed the enlightenment Bodhi desktop completely :(

    (if it is not a good place to ask technical questions - just tell me - I am a quite fresh Bodhi user)

  6. ok, I havent seen your previous answer - i'll try forums

    In my local Mint community (Poland), the Mint folks are telling you that Ubuntu is a bloated thing with no future, and they've officially issued the last Ubuntu-based Polish Mint edition.

  7. I think one difference here, is that new ubuntu is unity based, and horrendously bloated, bodhi throws away the bloat, and replaces it with efficiency.

  8. @"Admin, R-O blog": I encountered a similar problem with installing Gnome on top of Bodhi Linux. There seems to be a conflict in some of the libs, so when Gnome is installed, it overwrites one or more libs that are unique (it seems) to this build of Enlightenment.

    That said, while I trashed the original loadout that I did on a 16GB Sandisk Flash drive, I liked Bodhi enough to reload a 4GB drive with it, which I'm customizing as I type this. Besides, I had been using the 4GB drive for work, having roughly 96% of the drive used by a TrueCrypt volume. Last night though, I got to thinking about Bodhi again and decided to go ahead and wipe the 16GB drive, hook it up as my TrueCrypt drive for work, and then prepped the 4GB drive for reloading while at work today. So far, so good! :)

    [FYI] I've worked with Ubuntu since v7.04, Debian since v1.2, and Red Hat (and all it's ilk) since RH v5.0... nearly 14 years now. One of my fave hobbies is designing portable USB based Linux drives that can be used anywhere. Bodhi Linux is perfect for this, when a light desktop is needed. I still use Ubuntu 10.04 on a separate 16GB Sandisk drive, as well as on a 120GB USB hard drive. Each are configured for Active Directory (via CentrifyDC) and work perfectly well away from their home network, thanks to cached credentials. This gives me the ability to spawn a 2 node Linux network wherever I happen to be at the moment. Very handy, when it comes to recovering a broken system (be it Windows, Linux, or any other OS with a file-system supported by Ubuntu). I look forward to adding Bodhi Linux to that kit of drives so that I can also bring up low end systems quickly and easily.

    @JeffHoogland Keep up the good work man! I really dig what you've done with this distro! :)