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#2 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » in the one true #! to rule them all... systemd? devuan? » 2015-02-07 19:41:16

Digit wrote:

devuan based #! seem like a sane move to you?

Hahahahahahahahaha. No. In fact, I won't be part of a non-systemd based post-#! project. Blessing or a curse? You decide. big_smile

#3 Re: Feedback & Suggestions » The Beginning. » 2015-02-07 19:33:00

pvsage wrote:

I think someone on the Debian development team (wait, isn't Philip Newborough on that team? ]:D ) should sponsor a CrunchDE package.  It would be like LXDE, but with Tint2 and Conky configured OOTB as they are in CrunchBang.  Also, it would include the Openbox menu and would not have desktop icons by default.

That's the best idea so far.

There's a CrunchBang Fork (for lack of a better term) meetup at the Southern California Linux Expo in Los Angeles in a couple of weeks, where a discussion about whether to start another distro using the same technology (Debian under Openbox) and the same community principles (be excellent to one another) will be explored. It might amount to something or it might not. But anyone going to SCALE is welcome to participate, and as a participant, I'd gladly float pvsage's idea.

#4 Re: Feedback & Suggestions » The Beginning. » 2015-02-07 02:25:44

I agree. If #! can stay the way it is, with the infrastructure in place, then that would be a plus.

#5 Re: Introductions » Hi there. » 2014-11-30 23:46:26

Hello, indoorvoice, and welcome to the CrunchBang forums. Hope you eventually find CrunchBang to be the distro of your dreams, but if not, it's cool -- you're still welcome to hang out. Happy CrunchBanging!

#6 Re: Introductions » Hello! » 2014-11-30 23:42:30

Welcome to #!, noao and hope you enjoy the distro. Happy CrunchBanging!

#8 Re: Introductions » Hello » 2014-11-28 23:14:11

Hello, payasam, and welcome to #! - you should also know that you're eligible for this:

Happy CrunchBanging!

#9 Re: Introductions » Hello from Canada » 2014-11-23 02:11:00

Welcome to #!, weirdvector. Enjoy your stay with the distro.

#10 Re: Introductions » Greetings from Durham, NC » 2014-11-23 01:29:52

Ah, a CrunchBang user in Red Hat land  big_smile  Welcome to the distro and damo has pretty much covered it. Enjoy!

#11 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Distro suggestion » 2014-11-23 00:52:54

Alad wrote:

^ +1. We probably all started with a bunch of ISOs.

What do you mean "started"? big_smile After eight years, I'm still trying out a bunch of ISOs when the feeling strikes.

#12 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Please help the linux newbie solve NO SOUND in #! » 2014-11-23 00:44:25

Hi, Vic47 --

Sorry, but I don't really have any solutions to your sound situation, but I did want to bring up a couple of things that may help if you're going to try/install other distros to fix your sound problem (as well as a few things to try to see if a setting needs changing). These may sound like dumb suggestions, but bear with me and I mean no insult to make such basic suggestions, like:

Have you checked your BIOS settings to see if your boot sequence allows you to boot from a CD/DVD (according to the specs, the hardware has both)? It's usually a matter of holding down either ESC or F2 or some other key -- and in many instances it says on the first screen that comes up when you turn on the laptop. Once you hit the key and get into the BIOS, look for something that says "Boot" or "Boot Sequence" and that sets the order -- floppy, CD/DVD, HD -- which the computer looks for an operating system from which to boot up. There's usually a way to change the order, like F6, of the boot sequence to make sure CD/DVD is ahead of the HD in order to boot from a CD/DVD.

Is there a "mute" button that's on? Go ahead and laugh. I had a ThinkPad T60 for years which I thought had a bum sound card because, well, the external sound never worked. I didn't really care whether the sound worked or not because I don't listen to music on the computer. One day I had loaned my T60 to one of my Python students (I teach Python to junior high school and high school students) and the kid hit the mute or volume button and, voila, it worked. Does your machine have some sort of mute button?

My last suggestion would be to check the settings once you get #! reinstalled, or whatever you have installed, by right-clicking on the sound icon and fiddling with the settings there. PNMixer in CrunchBang is pretty good, and pay attention to changes you make in your volume control settings.

#13 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Distro suggestion » 2014-11-22 23:43:58

A lot of good suggestions so far. The great thing about Linux and FOSS is that you can choose -- my advice would be to wander over to DistroWatch and download some *.iso files of live distros to test drive.

Asking us what distro is best for you is a lot like asking us what flavor of ice cream you'd like best. You have to determine that for yourself. Obviously the one that suits your needs best is the best distro for you.

Good luck.

#15 Re: Introductions » Any suggested threads/reading for a newb? » 2014-11-18 00:28:40

If you want an actual book (though it may come in e-book form, too), one called "The Linux Command Line" by William Shotts is a good way to learn the command line and what it does (and why). You might be able to find it in your library if you don't want to shell out the $30 or so for the book. But there is a wealth of info on the web, and if memory serves, there's a thread about free e-books somewhere on this forum.

Happy reading!

#16 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » After Janice » 2014-11-17 23:47:15

Late to the party (as usual) . . . : big_smile

I'd vote for Swedish Chef for the "S" name, and obviously, because he's the best Muppet, Beaker for the "B" name.

#18 Re: CrunchBang Talk » Is CrunchBang really free software? » 2014-06-19 23:37:47

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Just to echo what coffe_guy has said, see also:
gNewSense --- also based on Debian Stable.
Parabola --- for any Arch fans...
These are free as in speech smile

"free as in freedom." There is also Trisquel, which I think the FSF hands out on their live USB membership cards (I have one from several years ago) and a couple of others.

If you can live your life solely on absolutely free software, then you're lucky. I certainly don't mind having the non-free bits in CrunchBang to make it work as great as it does. Different strokes . . . .

#19 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » 2014 - Brasil - FIFA World Cup » 2014-06-17 22:10:12

Fantastic game, Brazil and Mexico. I wonder how many boys born today in Mexican hospitals are going to be named Guillermo Ochoa ______. big_smile

#20 Re: Devel: CrunchBang 12 "Janice" » Ideas for Janice » 2014-06-17 03:26:54

jeffreyC wrote:

“It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.”
― Bruce Lee

That's a good name for a distro: Bruce Lee Linux (to go with Chuck Norris Linux, or Chux)

#21 Re: Introductions » This is familiar. » 2014-06-17 03:14:56

EmilyAgain wrote:

Some forum diving teaches me that no one else likes tap-to-click on their touchpads and I'm a heathen. =p

Yep, that you are. Tap-to-click is pure evil, the devil's plaything big_smile

Nevertheless, welcome to CrunchBang and thanks for the helpful tips. You didn't say what your hardware is, and I'd be interested to hear what it is.

Also, I'm pretty proud of our Conky section -- you should check it out.

Happy CrunchBanging!

#23 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » [solved]wireless at motel that requires ID and password... » 2014-06-16 01:58:50

That's very odd that Confort Inn would code the page for IE/Windows. Asking this rhetorically: What would Mac users, who have Safari as a default browser, do?

#24 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » [solved]wireless at motel that requires ID and password... » 2014-06-15 19:34:44

You could hit random charcaters or just go to when you open the browser. That should bring you somewhere.

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