You are not forced to anything in Debian, just like in that blog article. I use systemd and I was not forced to use it, a package required it even though systemd did not get installed automatically. I installed it and like it, not everything about it, but it works perfectly. The transition was smooth as butter. The only problem they did in the process was not to inform the user very clearly that you needed systemd if you use package xyz. That should be improved right now.
Many people bitch about it. I am not even sure if they use sid. If not then wait until Jessie is ready and you will see, there is nothing to complain about. If you do not like it, install another init system, it is easy as pie, we on BBQ change the init system more often then our underwear on our test machines.
Just ignore the errors, it should work anyway. I have no idea why they show up and had no time to investigate.
Also ignore this:
Starting Music Player Daemon: mpdFailed to load database: Failed to open database file "/var/lib/mpd/tag_cache": No such file or directory
The tag cache will be available after the first launch.
I should update the how-to but I have no wish to do so, it still works IMO.
Your conf looks fine to me. If mpd is running at the moment, just kill it:
then start mpd again:
It should start and not complain. Then start ncmpcpp from terminal. Mpc is too minimal to see anything, you have to know the commands in how to use it. Ncmpcpp starts an ncurses interface.
Post any errors or other messages here.
Sorry for not being of much help here because I set it up once and forgot about it.
Ruined. Then you were reading blindly. Sorry, not my fault.
Yes, you should disable bitmap fonts. And in fact there is one flaw in my how-to, because when you enable bitmap fonts like mentioned in my how-to they will be applied globally, not so sexy as you already experience. So revert that. There is a better method to use bitmap fonts but only for certain applications. Though I won't update this how-to anymore.
^ Not sure. No Iceweasel here but it could be a fonts issue. Can you try and change the font settings in Iceweasel and allow site fonts rather than forcing yours. Or just try with a clean profile, I think it should work and you have to pin down what is wrong.
@Engines: Disculpa, ruta completa, esto fue.
Edit: One more thing.