Hi folks -
My name is Tom and I'm a guy in my late 40s living in New York state. I've been using Linux on and off since 2001, and mostly since 2009. I reviewed Crunchbang back in May for my blog, but didn't keep using it after a week. However, I have returned now.
I have 2 working laptops, but the newer one doesn't like our late July and August heat, and shuts off after a few hours. After experimentation, I found that Crunchbang works very well for the older one so I will spend more time learning and using it.
I'm running Crunchbang 10 (Statler) on a Gateway 7340 with 1.5 gigs of RAM and an Intel video card (details will be in a different thread). I prefer the Debian-based Linux distributions and my main laptop usually runs Linux Mint when I'm not reviewing other distros. Crunchbang gave me no trouble with the Broadcom 4318 card in this machine, and I'm planning to spend some time reading the forums to see what tips I can use.
So Crunchbang is going to be used as a secondary system, but I do intend to learn how to use it to its full potential. It's a perfect fit for this laptop.
Thank you both.
I've already found some small but useful things I forgot to mention in the review - for instance, a single click will either install a deb file or extract a tar/zip file. Next project is disabling my Gateway touchpad, I saw a link back in the forums on how to do it for any such pad. Looks easy enough.
hi Duskfire, welcome to the community. looks like you are already getting up on speed.
Okay, that was SO EASY. Disabling my touchpad (semi-permanently) took 10 seconds once I learned about man synaptics. I sudo edited the 50-synaptics.conf file in /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d and simply added a single line: Option "TouchpadOff" "1", right before the Endsection line. Logged out, back in, and voila.