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#1 2008-12-03 11:52:14

omns
#! wanderer
From: ~/
Registered: 2008-11-25
Posts: 5,131

Your CrunchBang Linux system

In response to another thread where it was asked what the minimum specs are for running #!CrunchBang, we thought it might be an idea to start a thread where people can post the specs of machines that #!CrunchBang is successfully running on.

I'll start things off with my laptop specs below. Feel free to modify the template to tell us about your machine. It's just a guide smile

Name:  Acer Travelmate 6592
Processor:  Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 2.0GHz, 800 Mhz FSB, 4MB L2 cache
Screen:  15.4” WXGA
RAM:  1GB DDR2
HDD:  80GB
Optical Drive:  DVD-Super Multi DL
Graphics:  Mobile Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
Sound:  Intel
Network:  10/100/1000 Intel Gigabit, Intel 3945 802.11a/b/g Wireless, No Bluetooth
Other:  3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, Fingerprint Reader, Card Reader

Comments: Everything works pretty much as it should. No special configuration required for any hardware. Not tested with Bluetooth.

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#2 2008-12-03 12:10:49

corenominal
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From: Lincoln, UK
Registered: 2008-11-20
Posts: 5,054
Website

Re: Your CrunchBang Linux system

Great idea, thanks omns smile

I have several systems which I am running CrunchBang on, I will try and post to this topic as and when I use them. Here is my first one:

Name:  Acer Extensa 4220
Processor:  Intel Celeron M 540 / 1.86 GHz, 533.0 MHz  FSB, 1MB L2 cache
Screen:  14.1 in TFT active matrix, 1280 x 800 ( WXGA )
RAM:  1 GB DDR2 SDRAM
HDD:  80GB
Optical Drive:  CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo - Integrated
Graphics: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
Sound:  Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
Network:  Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
Other:  3 x USB2.0, Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)

Comments: Also features Bluetooth, but not tested or used. The built-in Atheros wireless was a pain to configure, needed to download and compile madwifi from source. Everything else works nicely. CrunchBang runs snappily smile

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#3 2008-12-03 13:22:40

NWAdawg
Bob Da Dawg!
From: Arkansas US
Registered: 2008-11-27
Posts: 192
Website

Re: Your CrunchBang Linux system

As of right now I'm only running Crunchbang on my print & file server. Here are the spec's.
Name:  Custom built
Main Board: MSI  KM4M
Processor: AMD Athlon XP +2400
Screen:  17" CTR Compaq @ 1152x864
RAM:  1 GB PC2700 DDR
HDD:  500gb IDE. 40gb IDE, 40gb IDE, 500gb USB
Optical Drive:  MSI CDR,
Graphics: Nvidia GForce-2 MX400 32mb
Sound:  SB Live & Live drive
USB: Genesys Logic USB 2.0 33-in-1 card reader, 2x Via USB 1.0
Network:  Via VT6102 (Rhine-II)

Comments: CB runs great

Last edited by NWAdawg (2008-12-26 04:46:58)


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#4 2008-12-03 15:26:56

Zeke
Member
From: Prague, Czech Republic
Registered: 2008-11-25
Posts: 17

Re: Your CrunchBang Linux system

CB on my basic desktop.

Name: Custom built
Main Board: Gigabyte GA-K8NF-9 / nForce4
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200
RAM: 1 GB DDR2 Dual Channel
HDD: 1x SATA Seagate 320 GB, 1x IDE Seagate 80 GB (backup)
Optical drive: LG DVD burner
Graphics: Asus GForce 8600 GTS / 512 MB
Sound: Asus Xonar DX / PCI-E
Network: integrated + Edimax 54 Mbps Wireless USB stick with Antenna / RT2571 chipset
Screen: 19'' Eizo Flexscan S1931
Mouse: Logitech MX 518
Comments: Wi Fi is way easier to configure under CB than under Windows XP wink

Latest discovery: RAW files from digital camera are processed quite well & fast with Bibble Lite - free for Linux users, i386.deb package available.

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#5 2008-12-03 23:01:29

harry_luffa
Member
Registered: 2008-12-03
Posts: 10

Re: Your CrunchBang Linux system

I'm running #! 8.10.01 on my old Dell laptop--started with the light version of 8.4--but I'm having no problems with new version.  Here's my system:

Name: Dell Latitude CPi A
Processor: Pentium II 366XT
Screen: 13.3" TFT
RAM: 256 SDRAM (maxed out)
HDD: 60 GB
Optical Drive: CD-R
Graphics: N/A
Sound: N/A
Network: D-Link DWL-G630 802.11g laptop adapter
Other: 1 x USB 2.0

Comments: A little slow smile but everything works great!

Last edited by harry_luffa (2008-12-03 23:02:47)

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#6 2008-12-03 23:10:21

corenominal
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From: Lincoln, UK
Registered: 2008-11-20
Posts: 5,054
Website

Re: Your CrunchBang Linux system

Hi harry_luffa smile
Welcome to the forums. You are currently in first prize position for the oldest/slowest system spec. Congrats and thanks for sharing!

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#7 2008-12-04 01:10:27

mudder
Member
Registered: 2008-12-03
Posts: 16

Re: Your CrunchBang Linux system

Name:  Asus EeePC 701
Display:7"
Processor: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller (rev 04)
VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 04)
Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 04)
Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
WiFi: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
Ethernet: Attansic Technology Corp. L2 100 Mbit Ethernet Adapter (rev a0)
Memory: 512MB, DDR2-400
Storage: 4GB Flash
Webcam: 300K pixel video camera

Comment:  Helpful information on getting wireless working and more is at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EeePC/Fixes

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#8 2008-12-04 01:37:29

razienwolf
#! CrunchBanger
From: SP, Brasil
Registered: 2008-12-01
Posts: 115

Re: Your CrunchBang Linux system

Name:  It doesn't have a name, hes not worth one. But its written Metron  on the side.
Processor:  Celeron 1,3Ghz. Dunno about the rest
Screen:  15” (turning yellow already)
RAM:  392mb. Dunno what type (old one hehe)
HDD: 20Gb / 40GB
Optical Drive:  CD-RW
Graphics:  SIS630
Sound:  Sis 7018
Network:  Sis - something-

Comments: It just works, fast, easy, clean and simple. Only Firefox works a little slow, specially with gmail, deviantart and so on. But that was always like this ^^'

Last edited by razienwolf (2008-12-04 01:38:00)

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#9 2008-12-04 16:16:53

swisscow
New Member
Registered: 2008-12-03
Posts: 5

Re: Your CrunchBang Linux system

eeepc 901 with 2gb ram

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#10 2008-12-04 20:55:45

saturn9
Member
From: Lancashire, UK
Registered: 2008-12-02
Posts: 47

Re: Your CrunchBang Linux system

Name:  IBM Thinkpad T20
Processor:  Intel PIII 750mh
Screen:  14.1
RAM:  256mb
HDD:  30GB
Optical Drive:  CD reader
Graphics:  Integrated
Sound:  Integrated
Network:  Netgear PCMCIA
Other:  3 x USB1.1

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#11 2008-12-05 03:21:06

marf
Member
Registered: 2008-12-03
Posts: 24

Re: Your CrunchBang Linux system

Name: Lenovo Thinkpad X200
Platform: Centrino 2
Processor: Core 2 Duo P8400
Screen: 12.1" WXGA TFT
RAM: 2GB PC3-8500 DDR3 (1 DIMM)
HDD: 160 GB
Graphics: Intel GMA X4500 ( the integrated one with Centrino 2)
Wifi: Intel WiFi 5300 (3 receive and 3 transmit antennas)
Battery: 9 Cell (gives a solid 8.5 - 9 hours of battery life)

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#12 2008-12-05 04:08:15

NWAdawg
Bob Da Dawg!
From: Arkansas US
Registered: 2008-11-27
Posts: 192
Website

Re: Your CrunchBang Linux system

I went and did it, I couldn't take it anymore. I installed #! on my main computer today.
Name:  Compaq SR2013WM
Processor:  Athlon64 +3800
Screen:  Acer 20w LCD @1680x1050
RAM:  2GB DDR2 (pc4200)
HDD:  160GB SATA
Optical Drive:  DVD-RW, CD-R
Graphics: Nvidia GForce 8400GS 512mb
Sound:  Sound Blaster Live
Network:  10/100 Marvell 88EC031
Other:  Alcor 8-in-1 Card Reader, 2x USB2.0

Last edited by NWAdawg (2008-12-25 21:12:22)


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#13 2008-12-05 14:43:32

arpbook
The Mac Magician
From: montpellier,france
Registered: 2008-11-27
Posts: 177
Website

Re: Your CrunchBang Linux system

so we can see that #! works everywhere smile
here is mine
Name: macbook
Processor:  intel core2 T7400 @2,26 GHz
Screen:  13,3" 1280x800
RAM:  1GO DDR2
HDD: 250 GB
Optical Drive:  super-drive
Graphics:  intel GMA950 64M shared memory
Sound:  intel
Network:  ethernet 10/100/1000 BASE-T

Comments: i know that #! was first made for small config but, #! on macbook, it's a dream.... big_smile


arpbook is dead - arpinux is born, and became a deviant.

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#14 2008-12-05 15:42:28

gorem
New Member
From: NSW Australia
Registered: 2008-11-29
Posts: 9

Re: Your CrunchBang Linux system

CB here is on.....

Desktop
AMD Sempron 3200+
1.5gb RAM
60gb HDD
GeFORCE 7300 256mg VRAM

Soon to be on.....

ACER ASPIRE 5710 laptop.
Intel Core Duo processor.
1gb RAM
120gb HDD

and

iMAC 20" 2.4ghz.....but I have to talk my wife into this one....;)

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#15 2008-12-06 05:15:08

omns
#! wanderer
From: ~/
Registered: 2008-11-25
Posts: 5,131

Re: Your CrunchBang Linux system

Sweet, writing this from my old desktop machine that the rest of the family still use everyday. It's also our main data storage and backup machine. It's an old workhorse and still does a great job. Installed from a remastersys live cd created from my travelmate setup. I mainly created this because I didn't want to spend time setting things up again just the way I like. I guess that's what Remastersys is for smile

Name: Custom Desktop
Processor:  Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.20GHz
Screen:  17” Viewsonic E70F CRT
RAM:  524mb DDR
HDD1:  80GB
HDD2:  80GB
HDD3:  500GB Ext USB 2.0
Optical Drive1:  DVD+_RW dual Layer
Optical Drive1:  DVD+_RW
Graphics:  nVidia Corporation GeForce 6200
Sound:  Intel AC97 onboard
Network:  10/100 eth, No Wireless, No Bluetooth
Other:  6 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire. Logitech Webcam

Comments: Pretty happy with this result. Webcam only tested with Cheese. This machine was running well with Linux Mint and is even sweeter now smile

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#16 2008-12-06 05:41:07

michaelramm
The Inquisitor
From: Northport, AL USA
Registered: 2008-11-30
Posts: 175
Website

Re: Your CrunchBang Linux system

I am using a temporary machine until I can get a new mobo and power supply for my main machine.

Name: crunchie [Dell Dimension 4600]
Processor:  Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Screen:  19” Viewsonic A90 CRT
RAM:  512MB DDR
HDD1:  40GB
Optical Drive1:  CD-RW
Graphics:  Intel 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller
Sound:  Intel 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller
Network:  Intel 82562EZ 10/100 Ethernet Controller, No Wireless, No Bluetooth


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Crunchbangin' and Loving Every Minute of IT!

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#17 2008-12-06 08:42:50

wtangerine
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Registered: 2008-12-05
Posts: 3

Re: Your CrunchBang Linux system

Guess I'm the new candidate for the slowest machine here guys smile

Name: Compaq Armada 1750

Specs

   Processor:
   P-II 366Mhz

   Drives:
   6GB Hard-disk
   CDROM reader at 24x
   Floppy

   Memory:
   192MB RAM

   Video Card:
   3D Rage LT Pro AGP-133

System:

   #! 8.10

Performance:

   Hmm, in this part there's no good news. Some tweaking helped, but the system is still crawling really slow. Everything works, though, except for sound and 3D rendering. If you want to contribute to the fun of making this baby dance, please post your suggestions/notes here:

http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/topic … ning-slow/

I really need some good advice in hardware and/or kernel compiling/tweaking.

Last edited by wtangerine (2008-12-06 09:17:35)

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#18 2008-12-06 14:39:32

semko
#! Member
From: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Registered: 2008-12-04
Posts: 97

Re: Your CrunchBang Linux system

CB 8.04.02 on two machines

Name: Machine 1
Main Board: VIA VT8363/8365 [KT133/KM133]
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) Processor 900MHz
Screen: 17” Medion MD1772ie
RAM: 449 MB
HDD: Maxtor 80 GB
Optical Drive: LG HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H55N (20x DVD±R Write Speed)
Graphics: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 AP [Radeon 9600]
Sound: VIA686A - VIA 82C686A/B rev50
Network: Atheros Communications Inc. AR2413 802.11bg NIC
Comments: This one is used for everyday tasks like Web and Office (openoffice 3 installed). Everything is fast on this machine.

Name: Machine 2
Processor: Pentium Deschutes 399 MHz
RAM: 128 MB (+ 64 MB used for video)
HDD: Seagate ATA ST38420A 8,4 GB
Optical Drive: Samsung DVD-ROM SD-616E
Graphics: Integrated Nvidia RIVA TNT to GeForce (71xx)
Sound: Integrated
Comments: Some things are slow (like playing videos) but its usable. This one is used by my brother mainly for playing music - Xmms installed smile It's perfect for that.


Truth is on the side of the oppressed.
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#19 2008-12-07 09:58:19

al
Member
From: Finland
Registered: 2008-12-07
Posts: 36

Re: Your CrunchBang Linux system

Hi all,

I have used many linux distros and as I see here many of us have recently found #! linux. So far I'm using CrunchBang (8.10.01) from 4 GB DataTraveller USB stick. (hdd installation). I liked to test how it works and have to admit very well! smile

Here is my machine:
Name: HP Pavillion dv6000 (dv6158 eu)
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile TL-52, 800 MHz L2 cache 512 KB
Screen: 15.4” WXGA
RAM: 1,515 MiB DDR2
HDD: TOSHIBA ATA MK1234GS 120 GB
Optical Drive: DVD-RW DL
Graphics: nVidia  GeForce Go 7200 (rev a1), video RAM 256 MB, 100 MHz
Sound:  nVidia MCP51 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
Network: 10/100/1000 nVidia MCP51 Ethernet Controller (rev a3),  Broadcom BCM4312 802.11a/b/g (rev 01), No Bluetooth
Other: 3 x USB2.0, 1 x FireWire: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller, Card Reader

B43 fwcutter had to be downloaded (as always) via ethernet but so far that's all. Pretty much everything works.
Thanks. Nice work!

Regards from Finland.


Registered Linux User #483227 (better late than never).
From my other hobby: "If you can't buy it, you can make it!"

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#20 2008-12-07 10:04:34

al
Member
From: Finland
Registered: 2008-12-07
Posts: 36

Re: Your CrunchBang Linux system

...sometimes fingers do different things than brains...

RAM: 1515 MB.


Registered Linux User #483227 (better late than never).
From my other hobby: "If you can't buy it, you can make it!"

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#21 2008-12-07 10:05:21

machina
Has Super Cow Powers
From: SCOTLAND
Registered: 2008-12-03
Posts: 66

Re: Your CrunchBang Linux system

Here's my system


Packard Bell EasyNote MV35 Laptop


Processor
Model     Intel® Celeron® Processor 410
Cache memory     1MB
Motherboard
Chipset     Intel 945GM
Memory
Installed memory     1024MB DDR2
Hard Disk Drive
HDD size     60GB
CD-RW / DVD-RW
Optical drive     DVD+/-R9
Graphics
Chipset     ATI Radeon™ Xpress 200M
Integrated on motherboard or on AGP Slot     Integrated
Size of the shared memory     128MB shared
Screen
Internal resolution     1280x800
Monitor size     15.4-inch
Technology and ratio     TFT
Sound
Chipset     Realtek ALC665
Integrated on motherboard or on PCI Slot     Integrated
Sound     Compatible Soundblaster
Communication
Ethernet     10/100 LAN
WIFI     802.11 a/b/g
Connectors
USB Port (total/front/rear)     3 x USB 2.0
IEEE     YES
TV out     S- video
Audio in     YES
SPDIF     YES
Microphone IN     YES
Keyboard and pointing device
Pointing device     Synaptics Touchpad
Keyboard type     90 Key Qwerty


.      \   ^__^
         \  (oo)\_______
            (__)\       )\/\
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#22 2008-12-08 11:15:59

seth
#! CrunchBanger
Registered: 2008-11-30
Posts: 109

Re: Your CrunchBang Linux system

currently running on my macbook:

Processor:  intel core 2 duo 2.16GHz
Screen:  13,3" 1280x800
RAM:  2GB
HDD: 120 GB, external 320 GB named Wayne
Optical Drive:  super-drive (dvd+/-r)
Graphics:  intel GMA950 64M shared memory
Sound:  intel
Network:  ethernet 10/100/1000 BASE-T and whatever the wireless card installed is, i believe it's an atheros chip but i could be wrong

soon i'll be running #! on my homebuilt desktop PC but as of now i don't have it at my current residence. when i do i'll probably go back to OS X on my macbook for photoshop and use my desktop for web dev.

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#23 2008-12-08 14:34:55

arpbook
The Mac Magician
From: montpellier,france
Registered: 2008-11-27
Posts: 177
Website

Re: Your CrunchBang Linux system

seth says

soon i'll be running #! on my homebuilt desktop PC but as of now i don't have it at my current residence. when i do i'll probably go back to OS X on my macbook for photoshop and use my desktop for web dev.

i'm also running dual-boot on my macbook and Gimp/Inkscape are enough for me.. why photoshop ??


arpbook is dead - arpinux is born, and became a deviant.

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#24 2008-12-08 16:17:51

StevenHarper
New Member
Registered: 2008-12-08
Posts: 4

Re: Your CrunchBang Linux system

Name: Dell Latitude CPi A
Processor: Pentium II 366XT
Screen: 13.3" TFT
RAM: 128 SDRAM (updated later to 256MB, barely fits in)
HDD: 40 GB
Optical Drive: None - Just a gap smile
Other Drive: Floppy
Graphics: an on board dell one
Sound: an on board dell one
Network: Edimax USB G
Other: 1 x USB 2.0

Works good, a bit too much paging, so I added another 128MB ram and things were very noticeably faster
MP3 playing - not possible sound skips
Audio via YouTube & LastFM - interestingly the Audio via Flash 10 is perfect - no video on YouTube (far too jerky)

Had to install on a much better laptop then swap HD as there was no boot from CD or USB in the OLD OLD OLD Bios.

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#25 2008-12-08 16:24:12

StevenHarper
New Member
Registered: 2008-12-08
Posts: 4

Re: Your CrunchBang Linux system

Ah I have my other laptop done now also

Name: Compaq nc4000
Processor: Pentium M 1.3Ghz
Screen: 12.1" TFT
RAM: 768 SDRAM
HDD: 2.5 GB slice on a 40GB (ext2 slice)
Optical Drive: None
Graphics: ATI Radeon 330 M
Sound: ALI M5451
Network: Edimax USB G
Other: Mini PCI Atheros

Installed via USB CD, then used that to make my USB Pen live version.
All works perfect - not one quibble.

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