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Bento Openbox Trusty soon final

After weeks of testing and improving details, Bento Trusty is out… as RC2. Indeed, while it looks like it’s ready for all, it would be good to let a large community test it.

The programs included in Bento Openbox Trusty : Libreoffice, all the needed packages to configure the printer, and also Gimp, Inkscape, gThumb, Mirage, Pdfshuffler, Simple Scan, Gspeaker, Guvqiew, many programs to configure everything and to setup the user preferences. Also all the programs presented in the post “ Bento Openbox Vivid RC1 and RC2

Bento Openbox

This is a fully updated version, were added Baobab (to see the HDD occupation), remplacement or LXrandr bu aRandr, added Pdfshuffler to manipulate pdf files and the gallery here after presents other graphical applications included:

Downloads page
32 and 64bits:
bento-trusty-rc2-i386.iso (689Mo)
bento-trusty-rc2-x86_64.iso (696 Mo)

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Bento Openbox two new menus and graphical user interfaces

Two small and light Graphical User Interfaces will appear in the menus in a next version of Bento Openbox.

Menus execute and scrot

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Presentation Bento Trusty RC2

Bento Openbox Trusty

The other programs are the ones installed in Sushi, which is the minimalistic version:

User interface:
Midori to surf the web, Geany as text editor and programming tool with syntax coloration;

/Translation : to be continued…

Outils en mode texte:
sdparm, testdisk, htop, mc, lftp, hdparm lshw, openssh-server, openssh-client, rtorrent…

Autres pour internet:
Des outils pour le réseau, dont network-manager-gnome, wpasupplicant, wpagui;

Xcompmgr est installé et configuré, Compton est installé et attend que les fichiers de configuration de xcompmgr soient adaptés pour Compton;

Il y a aussi plusieurs sources communautaires en PPA et des programmes qui en viennent:

  • Le « ppa:mati75/lubuntu-testing » fournit Openbox 3.6.0 git avec un patch de Mati75 permettant d’utiliser xdg-autostart à la place de python-xdg, si obsession est installé, et fournit Midori 0.5.9 pour remplacer la vieille version Midori 0.4.3 des dépôts;
  • Le « ppa:kalgasnik/ppa » pour lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings, comme son nom l’indique offre une interface graphique pour configurer l’écran d’accueil lightdm;
  • Le « ppa:ravefinity-project/ppa » pour vibrantly-simple-icon-theme, un thème d’icônes beau et sobre fourni en plusieurs couleurs.
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Bento Openbox Vivid RC1 and RC2

The two new ISOs, are Release Candidates, and are for this reason reduced sized test versions ( 475MB) for a Vivid edition of Bento Village with the codename “Sushi”. They come with almost no application for everyday use, and tools for the advanced users.

La future Bento Vivid

La future Bento Vivid


As a reminder, Bento Openbox is a super light version built on Ubuntu and easy to use for everyone.

Here are a few programs contained in Sushi:

User Interface:

Midori to surf the web, geany as text editor and programming tool with syntax

Text tools:
sdparm, testdisk, htop, mc, lftp, hdparm lshw, openssh-server
openssh-client, rtorrent,

tools for the network include network-manager-gnome,
wpasupplicant, wpagui,

xcompmgr is installed and configured, compton is installed
and waiting for the xcompmgr configuration files to be ported to compton.

There are also several community PPA and their program:

  • The “ppa:mati75/lubuntu-testing” provides Openbox 3.6.0 git with a patch written by Mati75 allowing to use xdg-autostart from the obsession project, instead of python-xdg if obsession is installed, and provides Midori 0.5.9 as a replacement to the old Midori 0.4.3 from the actual repositories;
  • The “ppa:kalgasnik/ppa” pour lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings, as it’s name states, provides a graphical user interface to configure the Lightdm login screen;
  • The “ppa:ravefinity-project/ppa” brings the vibrantly-simple-icon-theme, a beautiful and lean icon theme which comes with several colors.

The RC1 version contains resolvconf while the RC2 provides openresolv. I have not yet made my mind about which of the two does a better job for the resolver. Some feedback are needed in order to pick up one for the future final version.

As always, get to the Downloads page to get them.

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All sorts of Bento

for Linux fans

for Linux fans


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A little Bento Sushi

Les versions en cours de construction ont pour nom de code “Sushi”. Je commence aujourd’hui la construction de Bento Sushi en utilisant l’image ISO de Ubuntu Mini Remix 14.04.1 64bits.

La version 32bits est déjà en ligne, elle porte la mention “rc4”, vous pouvez la trouver ici:

(la rc3 on oublie !)

Sushi Trusty rc4

Sushi Trusty rc4

Outils employés:

Ubuntu Mini Remix 14.04.1 – Ubuntu Builder. Il n’est plus maintenu, mais je tourne toujours en 12.04 (à jour) pour les constructions, donc ça fonctionne encore.

Ingrédients suivants:

Un sources.list complet à jour pour Trusty, puis après un “apt-get update” dans la console chroot de Ubuntu Builder, un ajout de clés d’authentification. (à cause du message NO_PUBKEY 16126D3A3E5C1192 à la fin de la mise à jour des sources).

Mise à jour complète, et extinction du système. (Pour qu’au redémarrage il puisse s’apercevoir qu’il a deux noyaux dont un à supprimer).

Redémarrage, suppression des paquets inutiles, et installation de Synaptic, ainsi que de software-properties-gtk qui sont indispensables, car il y a un accès chroot à Synaptic dans Ubuntu Builder.

Dommage que ce programme ne soit plus développé, car il est réellement facile à utiliser !

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Bento Village evolution

While summer has elapsed part way, through rains and sun, with heat-waves followed by fresh days and gray sky looking like the end of autumn, the Bento Village project continues to go it’s way.

What’s new? Plenty things. A new domain name:, is used for a mailing list created with the help of Phillw’s friends, and dedicated to develop future new Bento editions. For the time being the future Bento Trusty is being built, while a list of the elements used is being written, for further use when we will be switching from the Ubuntu Builder tool to another method.

The lists can be obtained here:Building-Bento-Trusty ; Details-Bento-config.

Right now some updated editions of Bento Precise are being built. The PAE and non PAE 32bits versions are now online, the x86_64 version will be just after, before tomorrow most probably, and the eeepc 1101 will follow.

Another great news:
So far we have a space for downloads at Philippe Whiteside’s server,, but no mirror on another server so far, but, our host and sponsor for this one website, offers us an additional space as storage and download, which will be used as a mirror for the ISO files. All is left to do is using this space and place a copy of the files. Many thanks to Phillippe, and many thanks to the team!

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Bento eeepc 1101HA and updates

As of June 30th all Bento versions have been updated, and new editions have been produced. Bento also comes now with a i686 non PAE as well as a i686 PAE version.

Get them all from the Downloads page!

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Linuxvillage hosted at Gandi!

After last month events, Linuxvillage and it’s forum are back. had gone through a crash, caused by a corruption of the filesystem, which have triggered the lost of all the hosted databases (about 900 websites involved, I understood). It happened the last day on March, precisely on the “world backup day“. 🙁

After this, two persons offered to provide a place on their dedicated web servers, for Linuxvillage : but it turned out that I needed to dive into the configurations and learn how to manage servers and all the tools I could need, whereas I have no related knowledge, and no time or wish to learn about this. For our little community, wishing a stable and professional hosting, I went to, studied the PaaS hosting formula, which technically is in between a shared hosting and a dedicated server : they are servers of a given size, installed on virtual machines/vhosts.

After a few discussions with leading persons at, we have been offered a PaaS, for a period of 6 months. We accepted the offer with the greatest pleasure, and now we are back ! \o/ The forum and the website are here again. 🙂

Many thanks to the team

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Bento 64bits RC1

This article is also available in French flag-france

A few days of work have been enough to pull out of first edition of Bento 64 bits RC1, built on Ubuntu Mini Remix 12.04, and with the fantastic Ubuntu Builder tool, in the same was as Bento 32 bits has been built. This is an Operating System which might benefit of the same support as the official LTS have, and be used up to 2017.

Openbox Applications menu

Several months of work had been used to create and improve Bento 32bits, which allowed the Bento x86_64 to reuse most of the work and helped gaining a lot of time.

It is now ready to be tested under the hardest conditions!

Minimal hardware requirements: a computer with an Intel 64bits or AMD 64bits processor, 768 MB RAM minimum for a comfortable use.

The 64bits edition looks a lot to it’s little sister the 32bits edition, same look and feel, same types of configuration, only the kernel, and at the moment, the list of applications is a little different

It is provided with a 3.11 kernel, but could be coming with a 3.8 in a next version, as it seems as good in features but smaller. The end user programs provided are Libreoffice for the text processing, spreadsheets and so on, Mousepad for the text editor, a web browser, evince to read pdf files, Xchat to visit IRC, Sylpheed for the mail, Xnoise for the video and audio collections, deadbeef as a light audio reader, and a few command line programs.

Bento 64bits RC1 seems very stable. However, this will be the job of the testers to tell use what can be missing to improve it.

bento-x86-64-12.04.4-RC1.iso   15-Mar-2014 03:51    698M
bento-x86-64-12.04.4-RC1.iso.md5sum   15-Mar-2014 03:51    63
bento-x86-64-12.04.4-RC1.iso   15-Mar-2014 03:51    698M
bento-x86-64-12.04.4-RC1.iso.md5sum   15-Mar-2014 03:51    63


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