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#1 Re: News & Announcements » The end. » 2015-02-07 10:34:34

Just wanted to say that it truly is an unfortunate day for Linux users.  While I haven't used my Linux install in quite some time, that's because my employer gave me a laptop and requires me to use Windows.  Since the vast majority of my time on the PC is work-related, I just kind of stopped using Linux full-time even though I had been a Linux-only (and specifically #!) user for many years before that.  However, I always knew that when I came back to Linux I would be coming back to #!.  I guess that won't be the case.  Thanks, corenomial, for everything!  You made Linux/Debian what it should be.

mikhou

#2 Re: WM/DE Talk » having openbox menu to self update » 2013-06-02 13:46:05

This has been asked quite a few times.  In order to get more information try searching the forums. 

Regardless, here's what I have done.  Do a google search for "uxdgmenu."  It's a neat program that creates pipe menus that you can plug into your existing stock #! menu.  I use it to produce an Applications pipe menu and a "Recent files" pipe menu.  I really like uxdgmenu.  It's lightweight and works really well.

mikhou

#3 Re: Feedback & Suggestions » CB needs Control Center + autoupdated menu » 2013-04-18 14:36:01

Milozzy wrote:

Fantastic tool!

Yeah, it works really well for me.  I'm using both the applications and the recent files pipe menus.

mikhou

#4 Re: Introductions » Feel like I have a new Netbook » 2013-04-16 10:04:08

"Feel like I have a new netbook"

That's a common statement among first time #!ers.  :-)

mikhou

#5 Re: Feedback & Suggestions » CB needs Control Center + autoupdated menu » 2013-04-15 04:23:18

Yeah, I've got to disagree with the title of the thread.  #! does not NEED either of these things.  One of the big drawing points of #! is its simplicity and being lightweight.  While I did find a way to add an auto-updating menu using this:

https://github.com/ju1ius/uxdgmenu

I don't think that #! ought to add it by default.  That's not what the majority of #! users want.

mikhou

#6 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Quickest way to quit an application » 2013-04-09 12:26:32

I use a pretty much stock #! setup with tint2.  I changed my tint2 setup to where when I right-click on an open app in the tint2 taskbar that it closes.  I also use Alt+F4 on open apps.

mikhou

#7 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » Lost volume control from panel » 2013-04-03 01:02:18

It happens to me, too, when I want to mute the sound and double click the icon.  To get it back, just hit "alt-F2" and type "volumeicon".  It will come back.

mikhou

#8 Re: Feedback & Suggestions » Music Player » 2013-03-31 11:53:29

Guayadeque is my music player/manager of choice.  There are lighter music players, but Guayadeque is still fairly light and handles large libraries well.

mikhou

#9 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Encryption Tools? » 2013-03-20 03:08:41

Truecrypt has always done what I needed.

mikhou

#10 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Change or upgrade Thunar? » 2013-01-27 05:05:35

I don't know if it's in Sid or not, but if so you could change your repositories to get it.  Of course, watch out for dependency errors.

Another option would be to install space-fm.  Great little lightweight file manager with tabs.

http://ignorantguru.github.com/spacefm/

mikhou

#11 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » New programs downloaded don't show up in menus » 2013-01-23 13:34:47

I know that you've got it working, but let me also throw another little app into the mix:  uxdgmenu.  I use this and like it.  I've also asked the creator of this app questions, and he's been very helpful.

https://github.com/ju1ius/uxdgmenu

mikhou

#12 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » why Linux? » 2013-01-17 11:00:13

I started running Linux because my Windows Vista box was so sloooooooooooow.  Someone suggested that I try Linux, and for about six months I dual booted.  After wiping Windows on that machine, I never looked back.  Do I still use Windows?  Yes, on my work machine, but even my Windows experience has gotten better because of the knowledge that I have gained by using Linux.  Just using Linux has opened my eyes to a ton of possibilities.  (All of that being said, I still get VERY frustrated waiting on my Windows box to do something that #! would have done in half of the time.)

Why Crunchbang?  Well, here was my progression.  Linux Mint - Linux Mint Debian Edition - Linux Mint XFCE - Debian XFCE - #! XFCE - #! XFCE with added Fluxbox WM - #! OB.  With #! OB I have found my preferred balance between usability and lightweight.

mikhou

#13 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » LinuxBBQ » 2012-12-01 05:50:42

Hey guys,

I just wanted to ask a quick question.  I have tried to download the Oyster edition of LinuxBBQ three times, and I keep getting md5sum mismatches.  Any suggestions on what I can do to get a better download?

mikhou

#15 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » error on update » 2012-11-16 11:52:50

Just out of curiosity, have you tried updating again?  Sometimes I have gotten these hash sum mismatch errors, and after another update everything has been fine.

mikhou

#16 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » latest versions of software I use » 2012-11-16 10:51:35

Would it run as smooth as Statler on my Hardware ?

Yes!  Install Waldorf.  I've been using it since it came out and it has been nothing but stable.

mikhou

#17 Re: Devel: CrunchBang 11 "Waldorf" » VLC seems to be fixed » 2012-11-04 09:50:01

I, too, pretty much use VLC, but if I had a second vote, it would go to UMPlayer.

http://www.umplayer.com/

mikhou

#18 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » Error when running scrot » 2012-11-01 09:54:34

Here you go.


mike@crunchbang:~$ grep -EiA30 'take screenshot'  ~/.config/openbox/menu.xml
            <menu id="graphicsScreenshots" label="Take Screenshot">
                <item label="Screenshooter">
                    <action name="Execute">
                        <execute>
                            xfce4-screenshooter
                        </execute>
                    </action>
                </item>
                <separator label="scrot"/>
                <item label="Now">
                    <action name="Execute">
                        <execute>
                            scrot
                        </execute>
                    </action>
                </item>
                <item label="In 5 Seconds...">
                    <action name="Execute">
                        <execute>
                            scrot -d 5 '%Y-%m-%d--%s_$wx$h_scrot.png' -e 'mv $f ~/images/ &amp; viewnior ~/images/$f'
                        </execute>
                    </action>
                </item>
                <item label="In 10 Seconds...">
                    <action name="Execute">
                        <execute>
                            scrot -d 10 '%Y-%m-%d--%s_$wx$h_scrot.png' -e 'mv $f ~/images/ &amp; viewnior ~/images/$f'
                        </execute>
                    </action>
                </item>
                <item label="Selected Area... (click &amp; drag mouse)">
mike@crunchbang:~$

#19 Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » Error when running scrot » 2012-11-01 09:15:29

mikhou
Replies: 3

When I run scrot from a Terminal or from a run dialog box (Alt+F2), I don't have any problems, but when I run it from the menu, I get a pop-up box like this:

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Any ideas as to why this is occurring?

mikhou

#20 Re: WM/DE Talk » [SOLVED] Automatic Menu » 2012-11-01 04:28:25

I use uxdgmenu, and I love it.  Do a google search for it.  It's got 4 different pipe menus that you can add to the standard #! menu - applications, recent files, places, and bookmarks.  I only use the applications and recent files menu, but again, it works really well.

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#22 Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » How to restore xfce4-power-manager icon [SOLVED] » 2012-10-29 04:36:25

mikhou
Replies: 2

Okay, I feel kinda silly with this one.  I did as shown here:

http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/post/267488/#p267488

to switch to using the battery notification from within tint2.  I wanted to switch back to showing the xfce4-power-manager icon in the systray, but since it's gone now, I don't know how to get back to xfce4-power-manager preferences so that it'll show.  Previously, I right-clicked on the icon and went to preferences, but there's no icon now.  I have tried xfce4-power-manager.xml and changing the value on "show-tray-icon" to "1" instead of "3", but no dice.  Help?

mikhou

#23 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » Wardolf Battery Icon Observation » 2012-10-29 04:06:49

I just bound "tint2restart" to a keystroke so that when it happens I can quickly restart tint2 without having to go through the menu or Alt+F2.

mikhou

#24 Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » Why do you prefer spacefm? » 2012-10-25 10:44:52

mikhou
Replies: 9

I have been interested in trying some different file managers lately, and I have installed spacefm.  It seems fine, but I don't dislike Thunar either.  The only thing that I am really missing in Thunar is tabs.  I have read most of the spacefm posts on the forum, but they're mostly opinions as to whether they like spacefm or not.  What I would like to know is specifically WHY you like spacefm better than other file manager.  Perhaps you are using features that I'm not even aware of that would make it more appealing.  Just curious.  Thanks.

mikhou

#25 Re: CrunchBang Talk » Is CrunchBang Statler more or less stable than Xubuntu? » 2012-10-25 05:16:29

1. I am hoping to find something reasonably stable

You say "reasonable stable."  That's up for a LOT of interpretation.  I can only give you my experience with Waldorf which is that I use this on my work machine, and I have NEVER lost a moment of work since it has been installed.

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