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  1. You certainly insinuated it by saying "There are many more such controversial packages installed be basic." On second thought of my previous post, rather than take us at our word, please do investigate thoroughly what every package does. If you find something suspicious, please post your findings back here. However don't post anything unless you have substantial evidence. Evidence here is key, you must bear in mind that we are trying to be compatible with many hardware configurations throughout the world so include those many hardware configurations in your evidence as well. Please be thorough, investigate every line of code, all inputs and outputs, and report back when you're done.
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    Sometimes it depends on your state of mind at the moment. Often I've "fixed it til it's broke", then I've had to "fix it til it's fixed"!
  3. Load up any other linux Live ISO and look at the packages on them. We will not seem so scary to you anymore. Certain packages depend on other packages. Like a pyramid of aluminum cans, if you take out one of the bottom cans the whole pyramid will crumble. (this has already been covered, sorry for my redundancy) Many intelligent people use Bodhi as their OS. Do you think we would be able to fool all of them if we were doing something sneaky? Our distro would not last a month if that were the case! We would be found out. If you stick with linux, some day you will blush when you look back on this. Don't embarrass yourself.
  4. There are already plenty of scholars helping you out on this issue, but I just wanted to also post that sometimes it helps to run the command sudo apt-get install -f It has helped me many times when an install goes wrong somehow. Also, here is a good little introductory guide on how to use "apt-get" in the terminal to install software: https://www.lifewire.com/ubuntu-command-line-package-apt-get-2205716 It covers the basics of command line software installation, which is what many linux users do as opposed to using a gui. Good luck, stick with it and some day you will be a long way forward from where you are now. It will pay off in the long run.
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    E menu right side hack

    I think I'm in this boat. On one hand it's good to have more users, which lends to more features and development. However on the other hand, the more users, the more viruses, trojans, malware, etc that will be developed to try to target all of those users. (Sorry, not trying to steer this post off-track. Just had to get my 2 cents in there!)
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    Moksha pulsemixer update

    As long as I can "turn it up to 11" I'm good. (Oh, I amuse myself)
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    Long entries menu issue solved?

    So then I'm assuming without looking, that you have wine installed as well as some windows software along with it? I'm not too familiar with wine, but I *think* that any installed windows software would also hold thru a bodhibuilder build. Maybe someone more familiar can chime in on that. But I do see your point about the media needing to fit only on a CD. After all that is one of the great things about Bodhi is that it works with most old hardware, and personally I would hate to take that away. I think that if one were to play around with bodhibuilder a bit, they would be able to get familiar with it. I have to admit that the man page could use some more info, and there isn't exactly any tutorial about it, but if you have any questions you can always post something in the forums and we'll all be glad to help. I have a custom menu set up on my system, but I think bodhibuilder-gtk can be launched from the menu @ Applications -> System Tools -> bodhibuilder.
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    Long entries menu issue solved?

    I created a man page that may be helpful.
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    Long entries menu issue solved?

    'bodhibuilder' or 'bodhibuilder-gtk' serves the same purpose as Remastersys. (It's a fork of remastersys that we've tweaked to use on *buntu variants of 12.x, 14.x & 16.x - and soon 18.x) Using bodhibuilder, you could create a 'dist' iso with all of the installed programs you wish to have, saving bandwidth and maybe time for the users installing your OS. After install of the iso, you could simply run a customized deb file that you have pre-packaged to roll out all of your config files and tweaked files, etc, which would likely be a very small deb file. That deb file could possibly be installed automatically after installation. It would have to be installed using the file /etc/bodhibuilder/firstboot/file-firstboot, in the section between the lines "### Place your custom commands below this line" & "### Place your custom commands above this line". (/etc/bodhibuilder/firstboot/file-firstboot is a script that runs only once on the first boot after installation and never again) You could add something in that section like 'dpkg -i /path/to/escuelas_customization.deb'. You should play around with bodhibuilder a bit and see if it could suit your purposes. It comes installed on bodhi already.
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    Bodhi 2.40 and 3.2.1 System requirements

    We haven't implemented that feature to Bodhi. Besides, just my 2c, but I think it's best to try out a distro in a live environment first to make sure it at least works in that regard.
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    problem with hotkey bindings

    On my ASUS laptop, I've had success using keybindings to the "fn+F#" keys. And as I'm sure you well know, there's a brightness up/down setting in the keybindings. But I'm with the Waiter on this one, probably a kernel issue.
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    How to install Bodhi Linux?

    Here is the installation instructions page http://www.bodhilinux.com/w/installation-instructions/ It explains how to put an ISO onto a DVD. If that doesn't work for you, post back with as much info as possible and we'll try to help you get it sorted.
  13. Not really familiar with this problem (sorry), but could either of these links be of help? https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1721271 (even though it's reported against 17.10, it may still be relevant) https://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8723au/issues/57
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    Swapping hard drives

    Just so you're aware, this enclosure is for the smaller 2.5 inch laptop drives, not the regular sized 3.5 inch desktop hard drives. And as far as Solid state drives go, I only have experience with one 2.5 inch SSD. I used 'dd' to clone my Samsung HDD to my new Samsung SSD and it worked seamlessly when I put the SSD into my laptop. And I can assure you, it made a HUGE difference in the speed of my laptop. Love, love, love the SSD vs the HDD, and recommend it to anyone if you can make logical sense of spending the extra money on it.
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    Swapping hard drives

    If you have 2 hard drives that are the same size, I would clone the Windows hard drive to the other. Next, when you're sure that your cloned Windows hard drive works, you now have an 'engineering' hard drive that you can play around with. (Because if things go horribly wrong, you always have that other hard drive as your safe backup.) Install Linux to it and give dual booting a try, or whatever you like. Having that backup will give you the confidence and peace of mind to experiment where otherwise your stomach would be turning over. Then, when you get that 'engineering' drive where you like it, that can become your new baseline hard drive and you can create a clone of that as a backup. It's like climbing a ladder, one hard drive clone step at a time. Eventually your hard drive will be right where you like it and you'll have backups all the way. (Trust me it's good to have backups) EDIT As far as an easy way to swap a hard drive, you can get a hard drive bay that mounts into your CPU chassis like where a DVD burner would go. There are basically 2 types. One is a 'garage' that requires a hard drive enclosure, kind of like this: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817998010&cm_re=removable_hard_drive_bay-_-17-998-010-_-Product The other is a 'garage' that opens up and the bare hard drive can slide into it, kind of like this: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817986001&cm_re=removable_hard_drive_bay-_-17-986-001-_-Product They both have their pro's and con's, it just depends on what you prefer. I would say the safer option for your hard drive is option 1. (less prone to static discharge and less likely to mess up the contacts on the hard drive) But, if you have multiple hard drives you'll probably want to buy multiple enclosures, which can get a little expensive.