hahaa I finally ruddy solved it!
Probably obvious looking back. Went to failsafe terminal, got myself to the autostart.sh by typing the following: cd /home/user/.config/openbox. Then I typed sudo leafpad autostart.sh and simply added the missing '&'. I love how there is always a way with terminal...
Hi people of CrunchBang,
Ok so I have done this before, but because I had Gnome installed on the side I was ok. Basically, I forgot to put the '&' at the end of 'wbar' on my autostart.sh. Now it has decided that my system belongs to it only, and to make matters worse I am not able to type into terminal for some reason. or any text editors. only google chrome so far.
Also, the shortcut to run program (alt+F2) does not work and the right-click does not work. I need openbox to regain control as window manager and the only thing I think I can do is to somehow kill the process.
So, any ideas?
I appear to have been a right pillock and added wbar to my autostart.sh without the '&' at the end. Now I can't run programs using alt + f2 or type in terminal for some reason. I want to kill the application, but I cannot find a way. perhaps i can locate the deb i installed and delete it manually?
Man I'm with you 100%. It certainly out ranks most other linux forums in terms of friendliness and has a great supportive community. Maybe that's what happens when you get the perfect balance in a distribution; never been happier than with #!.
Anyhow speaking of introductions, I started #! when I tried many of the other popular distros with my netbook. But each had it's own share of problems. So when I tried Cruncheee one day for my Aspire One, I too was amazed at how much power it awakened and how lightning fast it was, also the Wifi just WORKED (which was a big thing back then lol). Did I mention this distribution never crashed on me? Even Debian did that once.
Anyways I reckon the other half of the reason #! is so good is because of the community that supports it. Here's to you guys!
Got me specs in me signature
Name: Acer Aspire One Netbook
Ram: 1 GB
HD: 120 GB
Screen: 8.9" 1024 x 600
And I'm probably gonna bang it on me gaming rig soon (Just for fun!):
OS: Windows 7 64-bit (/#! 9.04 LE 64-bit - dual boot)
Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 810 (Quad)
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce 9800GT
RAM: 4 GB
HD: 1 TB
Screen: 22" 1680 x 1050
Sound: 7.1 Soundblaster
World of Goo & Uplink
Also I'd like to suggest that people search 'kenta cho' in their package manager right now. He made an awesome set of shooters playing with general established game mechanics on occasion. A special mention to:
Oh and the first two work pretty well on a netbook. Check 'em out!
ah, touche! perhaps you could do both...
never thought of doing that, i'll try out the old autohide technique, see if it's grown on me..
there is a nice point, I always notice that in both openoffice and google chrome there is a gap at the top of about 1-2 pixels. looks a tad messy, anyone know why this happens?
I just have a quick 3- second tweak for those who own a netbook and feel overrun by the large text just below the window decoration (file, edit, etc.).
Go to Tools>Options, then the 'view' tab. Now set the 'icon size and style' to 'small' and press ok. You will immediately find much more space to type your document now.
Also, if you want to change the default viewing size of the document when it is opened, i.e. if it doesn't fit on the screen, go to the same place and set the 'scaling' option from 100% to 80%.
I had worked with this before on #! 8.10 and this problem irritated me, I hope it helps you guys.
Ah well, I thought at this point I would mention that I chickened out and went for a fresh install. This seemed to be the only way to do it, seeing as I installed it only a few days back. Took all day but it's back fresh as ever! now to delete the other systems....
Thanks for the help guys, I really appreciate it!
I'm pretty sure that would have worked alon, i ran the command and it was successful. However when hit reboot it just took me to the minimal grub bash. I ran the 'find' command again and it does recognise #! 9.04 as being a potential bootloader, so i set 9.04 as the default to see if it would work. Problem is that it did the same thing again, probably due to my dicking around installing grub then grub 2 then grub again using package manager.
I'm slightly bothered that the system could be unbootable now, so is there any way to solve this before I just do a fresh install as the last resort?
All the files (including stage1) seem to be in the right place now, I viewed them from #! 8.10 file manager. more confused now, it should be booting....
I believe editing the entries on menu.lst may work if I was able to set as default grub either #! 8.10 or 9.04. The problem is that find /boot/grub/stage1 does not find the grub of #! 9.04, so I am unable to set it as the default grub bootloader.
What I'm really asking is how to set #! 9.04 as the default bootloader if the 'find' command does not locate it? (this is not error 15, or error anything)
if that is not possible, could I just set the default bootloader to #! 8.10 and add 9.04 as an entry? I worry that 9.04 would be unbootable after that, as my general rule is not to put an older bootloader as default if I have more recent systems, based on previous horrible experiences.
Hi there guys,
I've been using linux and distro hopping since I first got this netbook. I learnt gradually how to manually add entries etc, and am used to not installing bootloaders when I install, so that I can keep the existing one set to stay on the safe side. When I installed #! 9.04 I did the same. I now want to change the bootloader so that the default is the one from my new #! partition. So I ran
and it found one bootloader on partition on 0,2 which is ok except it does not locate my #! one. my partitions are as follows (in the order of the gparted listing):
sda3 (primary, ext3) - Crunchbang 8.10 (GRUB legacy) sda1 (primary, ext4) - Ubuntu 9.10 (GRUB2, currently installed) sda4 (extended) sda5 (logical, ext4) - Crunchbang 9.04 (GRUB legacy?) sda2 - swap partition
I've checked the directory itself and I can't find stage1, even when hidden files are made visible. I should explain my goal at this point. I want to set crunchbang 9.04 (sda5) as the primary bootloader and delete the other two distributions, as I am finally ready to let go of crunchbang 8.10 (*sniff) and ubuntu 9.10 as it got bloated quickly since i put kde on .
So all things said, any ideas?
Hi there guys,
I have had very little money recently, so I have to sell my ACER netbook
It's been my buddy for a looooong time and served where other computers could not do things fast enough. One thing that would really help me get over my grievances would be to salvage my own lovingly made Crunchbang 8.10 distribution. Yes I know I'm old fashioned, but I feel this is the best one and I love the feel and most importantly speed and stability.
So my question is this: Is it possible to take all of my settings, tweaks, wallpaper, etc. and create a Live CD out of it so that I can use it on another computer?
Cheers for all replies
The button press is fine, I like it much. I was going to list a potential disadvantage with the zoom, when you hover over the icon it goes out of focus, but it actually looks kinda tasty! What if you could put the other icons out of focus instead of the one you are hovering over? It's only a thought and actually the out-of-focus thing is quite cool, adds to the 3d-ness of it....
Really I was wondering if you could be able to couple the hovering animation (you know, the sort of thing which flashes around the icon) with the button press. I love the new bar though man, it's amazing and certainly the #1 choice for an Aspire One. Fantastic work!
Oh and the new menu looks really good, is it a kind of window manager?
This dock is developing really nicely! I can't help but think that some simple feedback would improve the aesthetics of this bar 10-fold. For example, a simple smooth flash on mouse click or a button press like with Wbar.
I just don't feel like I have launched the application and I want to feel that feeling like when you press the big gleaming button that says 'do not press'. OK I was a little over the top, but this is probably the ONLY thing I would improve on. Well done though, fantastic effort ADComp!
Another day, another thing to solve. There are two problems that are causing more irritation by the day. The first is that whenever I download a big file i.e the brand spanking new Ubuntu Jaunty (just curious!), the download cuts off at a random point and refuses to resume, thereby wasting my time. Second, Youtube videos are actually facing a similar problem of cutting off randomly on my computer (Aspire One running #! 8.10 SickboyKuki kernel), I am finding it frustrating trying to watch a single video the full way through.
These problems may be related somehow, but before we go blaming internet providers I should mention that my other laptop (running Windows XP, acer aspire 5050) managed to complete the download without any problems. However I am stubborn and love my netbook too much!
It worked, I now have my progress bar back! I should mention that when I checked the menu.lst, I changed the kernel line from 'ro quiet splash quiet' to 'ro quiet splash'. I'm not sure if it had an effect, but I thought I'd mention it..
p.s, fantastic first 2 posts frostfire!
I will make a donation as soon as I can. I really do appreciate this distro and feel free and highly productive using it, as it seems to be the first to keep up with me fully. Maybe it's the combination of a few key things I never took notice of before like conky or openbox, but I am stuck using it now! I believe that this is also the best forum I have ever visited, as I have got responses from problems instantly from a great community.
Cheers Phillip and the other mods!
I tried this and it reaaaaaaaaaaally should work. I can feel it. Problem is it didn't, but I think I have an idea why. read on.
Thank you for trying your best, I tried your method after frostfire's and got the following reply from terminal (and cogs started working in my head!):
[sudo] password for sujan:
Searching for GRUB installation directory ... found: /boot/grub
Searching for default file ... found: /boot/grub/default
Testing for an existing GRUB menu.lst file ... found: /boot/grub/menu.lst
Searching for splash image ... none found, skipping ...
Found kernel: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28sickboy-kuki
Found kernel: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-8-eeepc-lean
Found kernel: /boot/memtest86+.bin
Updating /boot/grub/menu.lst ... done
Right then, the problem must be this! What can I do from here to make the #! splash re-appear? I'm sure the answer is close!