I am looking for a replacement for Ubuntu 10.04. It reaches end-of-life, in April, 2013. I just could not get used to the Unity Desktop Environment, simply because there is no guide on how to use it. (HINT!)
The installation of 2.1 Bodhi was quick and somewhat painless. But I will admit the grub_divmod64_full grub boot error had me in a tailspin. I had to drop back to Windows 98 Floppy to fix the problem. (fdisk /mbr) After nuking the master boot record, I tried a second time, all was well.
Creating a desktop icon, is NOT straightforward. For example, if you are used to using the gnome-terminal, it is called “Terminology” in Enlightenment.
If you try to create a symlink to this in the Desktop folder, that won’t work! Instead, you have to copy the .desktop to your home Desktop folder. So:
cp /usr/share/applications/terminology.desktop ~/Desktop
Thanks to conspiritech and deepspeed on the #bodhilinux irc.freenode.net for solving that mystery, and the file manager mystery (below.)
And the above code snippet (substituting Thunar.desktop or pcmanfm.desktop) works!
When I tried to install boinc, things got ugly quick!
Here is what I did, and the explanation below:
The Really Bad
I tried to install boinc, as shown above. But it complained that the libc6-dev was actually a later version than it needed. I tried to “fix” the broken packages, but I got a 404 error. The needed file, was NOT found in the Bodhi 2.1 repository. FAIL.
While I could probably get around this, by adding the correct Ubuntu repository, this is NOT something a n00b (novice/new) user would know how to fix. The combination of the repository failure, and the methodology of adding desktop icons, gives bodhi Linux a grade of: D-. Not ready for primetime.
Another review, called it a square peg in a round hole.
When I tried to install the nvidia-173 legacy mode drivers for my graphics card, it completely broke Bodhi, so much that it would not boot. Went into recovery mode, purged the nvidia driver, and then rebooted back into Bodhi.
Kubuntu is starting to look pretty good.