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    How do you make and design your own Linux distribution?

    That's actually not a bad idea. I mean I couldn't have when I was younger because I had half the DSM's personality disorders, but for a normal to normalish person, should be great as you learn collaboration skills and version control and other useful stuff besides spinning (unless it's...
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    How do you make and design your own Linux distribution?

    Guys, I know OP seems a little...ambitious... but I think s/he wants to do it more for fun or a school project. When I was doing transcribing years back, I had my own custom AntiX spin especially for that purpose. Just saying. Prolly s/he's a teenager, but it's good that this up-coming...
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    linux wont run

    Don't put it in legacy. Keep it in UEFI, install (reinstall) Mint and use the default settings. That's the sum total of what to do.
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    linux wont run

    No reason you'd use legacy these days. Most, if not all, distros are UEFI (well, mainstream ones). That includes mint. If you set the BIOS to UEFI boot, just install Mint (latest version) as per normal. It will install GRUB, too. That'll auto-detect every OS and when you boot, it'll boot...
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    How do you make and design your own Linux distribution?

    Well, that's a pretty broad topic... Uf you want to make your own distro, you need a deep understanding. You need to start by completing an LFS. Do a websearch "Linux From Scratch", pull it off and you're ready to go (will take you around 1-2 months depending on your free time). Most people...
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    RESURRECT A OLD NOTEBOOK

    One word: "TinyCore Linux". Okay that was two, arguably three, still: http://www.tinycorelinux.net Enjoy.
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    Is there a way to use CapsLock + [j, k, l, semicolon] to simulate the arrow keys?

    Okay, off my head.. Install sxhkd (" sudo apt-get install sxhkd") and read manpages. It's a very simple hotkey daemon ("man sxhkd"). Up to steam. Now you can use sxhdk to call your script. This is basic idea for your script: #! /bin/bash # Hacky technique, lol if [ -e "/tmp/myxkeys.on" ] then...
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    hard disk crashed, how can rescue my data

    You may have to wipe the partition table itself (effectlively wiping everything). However, this looks like it could be physical. If you're using an SSD, then there's a strong possibility your drive is on its last legs. As @Alexzee said, that checkfs info may shed some light on it. In the...
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    How to Fix SMPlayer Buffering Issue

    Sounds like a slow internet connection. If not, could be insufficient memory. It does't sound like a problem with SMPlayer itself. "Old laptop" is kinda a clue.
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    hard disk crashed, how can rescue my data

    If you had any data of value on that partition, I would've suggested cloning it with dd before doing anything. At least you can mount the image and save your data. Anyway, what's done is done, but it's never too late if there's personal or important data (work, hobbies, plans for world...
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    Ubuntu to Make Firefox Snap Default in 21.10

    Well, if all the browsers are crap, then the discussion is "lesser of evils", lol. I actually posted my similar predicament earlier. That said, AFAIK, snaps can be rolled back or "reverted" I believe the cool kids call it, so you don't have to use the latest version of a software (which may not...
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    How to easily fix problems with the sound for newbies

    Not knowing your setup, I'm going out on a lomb and assuming you're using analobgue. TBH, I don't know that the HDMI is the problem because you are getting some sound, but this is worth a shot: 1. Disable it ... When you boot, on the GRUB menu, select (highlight) the default item and press "e"...
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    Ubuntu to Make Firefox Snap Default in 21.10

    Ah, the dark ages. I missed them in linux, but before linux it was a little like that everywhere. Actually, some people still do it that way. Debian has an inbetween option of grabbing packages and compiling them. Arch PKGBUILD is basically that and IIRC Gentoo still uses source-based packages...
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    Is there a way to use CapsLock + [j, k, l, semicolon] to simulate the arrow keys?

    I think you may be over-complicating things. Xmodmap lets you permanently change keys while you xsession is running (so it won't affect your disconnected ttys). Open a terminal window and enter: xev When the small white window pops up, drag it out the way of the terminal. Now press every single...
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    Today's article has you getting the weather in the terminal.

    I'm totes paranoid. I use different users and browsers for different things. My paranoia is partly personality disorder, part philosophical crap. But, yeah, you're right about the adds, their adds are a joke. If I visit a site that I have an account with and have only ordered tools or PC parts...
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