Ati Radeon 9600 128mb
Amd Athlon64 1.8ghz
Install went sweet. I had a few partitioning problems with my other 32bit lappie, but no problem here. Only one other partition (Xp to play Need For Speed).
First thing was to set the keyboard. Again I had to use the same method as on my other lappie (which has a Spanish Keyboard). This keyboard has a US layout but my tab and shifty keys wouldn't function.
This is what I did: http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/topic … n-laptops/
Laptop Fn keys all work, Wireless on/off, Brightness etc.
Then I went and got my Broadcom firmware installed:
http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/topic … er-alpha1/
My Synaptic touchpad worked out of the box. This includes tapping and right scroll.
Ati 9600 Radeon Graphics Card
Radeon driver was detected and configured correctly. I installed Glxgears to get a frame-per-second readout, and it show that 3D acceleration works.
Shutdown does not complete. It gets to Power Off and that's where it stays. I'll be looking into it.
No 64bit Google Earth, Boo! (Not Crunchbang specific, but I wanted to test network and 64bit power with Ati Card)
Wireless does not cut out like on my 32bit laptop. Both have Broadcom cards, i'll be checking the drivers later. (Will keep Network-Manager for the moment instead of installing my usual Wicd)
VERY fast and responsive. Boots fast, runs fast. In fact I have to be careful how I type and click the mouse(touchpad) as Crunchbang seems to have the action completed before I have even though about it
Very impressed with the out-of-boxedness.
Please try and offer all wireless blobs/firmware preinstalled. Debian and Ubuntu don't do it (Laws/Politics) Dreamlinux and Tota do. It's 2010, we all use wireless. They don't even take up that much space.
Also would like - wireless-tools, kernel headers, conky-full 1.8 (Lucid), a Beaker wallpaper
To sum up, absolutely amazing job !!
Last edited by rich (2010-03-24 09:16:08)
Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback, I really appreciate it. You are correct about trying to accommodate as many wireless cards as possible and this is something I would really like to do. Broadcom cards are on the todo list already and I will add more as people request them.
I,m at the moment using this on a stick I must say its very fast like this. lets see later how it performs on a hardisk
I must say I think debian is a better way to go than Ubuntu It makes it a much more serious project.
Also just noticed you live not far from Norfolk UK.
Last edited by mandog (2010-03-24 10:42:26)
For me personally, that would make Crunchbang the perfect desktop (wireless).
What about the Beaker wallpaper?
So far so good. Tests have revealed that the wireless cut-outs on my other laptop are Broadcom blob specific NOT Crunchbang. Same with Tota and Squeeze so nothing that can be done about that.
What about the Beaker wallpaper?
Already taken care of, thanks to omns: http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/topic … wallpaper/
Installed #! Statler (x64) yesterday.
For some unknown reason, while I have a high-end AMD-64 computer, I have never installed a 64-bit Operating System on it. Statler is my 'test' OS.
Only problem was with the Debian 'text' installer, other than, the installer did not recognize a Mac/Apple keyboard on an Acer PC. Go figure.
I temporarily switched back to the Acer keyboard ... 'recognized' After, the installation was complete switched back.
Looks great, nice job. Very fast ... already Debian Squeeze 'stable'
Did my usual tweaks to Openbox Config and to tint2 and ObMenu
Did the required, system update/upgrades. Downloaded via Package Manager and added all of my favorite Apps.
Add 'more' testing repositories (from the Debian testing website) No problems with any of this.
Since, I know my way around Crunchbang and Openbox, this didn't take 'too long' at all.
I have already been using Debian 'testing' Xfce for a while, so I know what to expect. And, I love IceWeasel.
Only, real problem, that I've noticed so far, is that when the computer is IDLE and it switches to using Screensaver, then later the 'display' goes to sleep/hibernates.
The desktop won't wake-up without doing a 'hard' re-boot. I know this is already a 'reported bug' ... so I'm not worried.
Overall: Everything was recognized (Wireless 3G USB Modem) and working 'outta the box'
...................... I'm really enjoying #! Statler with Debian Squeeze / Openbox x64-bit version.
When is the next #! Statler, Alpha or Beta release expected?
Last edited by vrkalak (2010-03-24 16:08:16)