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#1 Re: News & Announcements » Redirecting to BunsenLabs » 2015-09-28 19:08:42

corenominal wrote:
pjbrunet wrote:

A hyperlink to the new website/distro (at the top here) would be helpful.

If you click on the #! logo, it should take you straight there smile

I found http://BunsenLabs.org in Google (ranked #5 for "Bunsen Labs" LOL) but the logo still takes me to http://crunchbang.org/ after I cleared cache.

OK I get it now, http://crunchbang.org/ redirects to http://BunsenLabs.org duh :-)

#2 Re: News & Announcements » Redirecting to BunsenLabs » 2015-09-28 18:42:45

For "defining features" how about a window tiler?

#3 Re: News & Announcements » Redirecting to BunsenLabs » 2015-09-28 18:30:42

A hyperlink to the new website/distro (at the top here) would be helpful.

#4 Re: News & Announcements » A community continuation: BunsenLabs » 2015-03-03 09:49:03

pjbrunet wrote:

pj at pjbrunet dot com
moderator edit: email address ambiguated to protect poster's inbox from spam

I posted my unadulterated email deliberately, as a matter of (human) convenience.
Remember the days when email harvesting was a problem?
Frankly, I think we're beyond that now that spam filters have sufficiently advanced :-)

#5 Re: News & Announcements » A community continuation: BunsenLabs » 2015-03-03 09:39:53

orionthehunter wrote:

Regarding the color change. I think an undertone change would accomplish much the same as an overt change. Philip did it with the switch from black -> gray and I think once again from 1 gray to another.

I have a terrible sense of color so I'm not going to attempt a mockup to illustrate... perhaps someone else was thinking along the same lines though.

This is something I actually think about because I was trained by a color expert who was a student of a student of a student of Picasso. (Not kidding.) Personally, I think if you're going to go gray, stick to even numbers like #111, #222, #333, etc. Why? Because some displays are warm and some are cool. So if you go "even" you're leaving the temperature decision up to the owner of the display. Personally, I prefer my grays warm, but you may like yours cool. It's a matter of preference. So IMO, don't force warm or cool on anybody, let them decide the temperature w/ hardware settings.

#6 Re: News & Announcements » A community continuation: BunsenLabs » 2015-03-03 09:35:11

Anurag wrote:

Please keep it as close as possible to crunchbang. I am using crunchbang as my daily driver. Please don't stop maintaining this project

big_smile  big_smile  big_smile  big_smile  big_smile  big_smile  big_smile

Same here. I use CB just about every day. It's beautiful.

#7 Re: News & Announcements » A community continuation: BunsenLabs » 2015-02-25 20:48:42

Unia wrote:

Rest assured we are working on restructuring the forums to better suit our new community needs. A new layout is in discussion and we just need Philip to implement it for us. When this has been done, we will do our moderator job to clean up the mess and move topics to where they belong

As far as appearance, the forum here looks good IMO.

Sorry I don't really have time to help but you can put me on the email list for announcements:
pj at pjbrunet dot com
moderator edit: email address ambiguated to protect poster's inbox from spam

I'm thinking, I'll probably keep using Waldorf as long as possible :-/

Basically I like Openbox + a window tiler (I use pytyle) and all the slim, minimal dark-grey themes are awesome. If you guys continue that tradition, I'm behind it.

#9 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » Aliased web fonts? [RESOLVED, but wouldn't mind more input] » 2015-02-06 09:08:43

hhh wrote:

Glad it helped, and I'm actually glad it got resurrected, because I sure like Master P as a nick for pvsage better than Ponymod.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrCky46FIRw

While this solution works, I saw some "warning" messages. So either there's a legit syntax problem or I'm accidentally on the edge of some new frontier.  I tend to ignore warnings but maybe somebody will want to get to the bottom of this.

#10 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » Aliased web fonts? [RESOLVED, but wouldn't mind more input] » 2015-02-05 06:54:04

hhh wrote:

Solved. Jebus that was maddening. This is what I think is happening...

If I enable bitmap fonts, either through dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig-config or by symlinking 70-yes-bitmaps.conf and have the default preferences for Iceweasel, Firefox or Midori, and if Helvetica is specified in the web page's stylesheet, like "Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif", it renders horribly. In chromium, or if I disable bitmap fonts, or if I change Iceweasel's prefs to use a specific font like "sans", no problem.

The solution, from Debian Wiki Fonts/FAQ, was to include the following in my ~/.fonts.conf (before the final </fontconfig> tag)...

<!-- Helvetica is a non true type font, and will look bad. This
replaces it with whatever is the default sans-serif font -->

<match target="pattern" name="family" >
<test name="family" qual="any" >
<string>Helvetica</string>
</test>
<edit mode="assign" name="family" >
<string>sans-serif</string>
</edit>
</match>
<dir>/usr/share/fonts</dir>

Screenshot...
http://www.dumpyourphoto.com/files6/154 … zT3CpP.png

@Master P, I just meant that I don't have Philip's font configs on my rig. Thanks for the good wishes, they helped!

@el_ko, thanks for checking, my man.

Marking this [RESOLVED], though I'd love to hear opinions on why I was seeing this and others with bitmapped fonts enabled weren't, and why chromium rendered the page fine. Is the font getting cascaded to Arial or sans, and then the bitmap rendering messes them up? Here's another web page where the entire page rendered horribly until editing ~/.fonts.conf...
http://freecode.com/projects/xfstt

I'll also drop a line in the Font Task Force thread in case someone else experiences this. Thanks all!

-edit- This also solved another rendering issue I was having, where the text on some of the thumbnails in Iceweasel's New Tab Page was all jumbled.

I realize this is old but I can confirm this code fixed my Helvetica font problem in Iceweasel.  Before the fix, Facebook and LinkedIn looked like they reverted back to 1988 fonts.

#11 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » Network Manager openvpn problem (No session found for uid 1000) » 2015-02-05 06:42:09

number_cruncher wrote:

I know this is very late. But try the following:

pkill nm-applet

Need to kill first

sudo nm-applet

Turns out to be a bug. Gnome no longer maintains this package. WIth root nm-applet works. Seems to happen only when upgrading to testing repos

edit: this allows you to save the connection, but it's not visible if you run it without sudo. Also, my ip address still seems to be my regular IP when checking on a site...

Same error message for me, though in English.  I only see the error after I log out and then log back in.

Killing and starting nm-applet as root didn't fix it.

#12 Re: CrunchBang Talk » [Solved] Your browser is too old. » 2015-02-04 20:44:48

sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser

update-alternatives --config x-www-browser
There are 5 choices for the alternative x-www-browser (providing /usr/bin/x-www-browser).

  Selection    Path                           Priority   Status
------------------------------------------------------------
  0            /usr/bin/firefox                200       auto mode
  1            /usr/bin/chromium               40        manual mode
  2            /usr/bin/chromium-browser       40        manual mode
* 3            /usr/bin/firefox                200       manual mode
  4            /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable   200       manual mode
  5            /usr/bin/iceweasel              70        manual mode

Press enter to keep the current choice *, or type selection number: 5
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/iceweasel to provide /usr/bin/x-www-browser (x-www-browser) in manual mode

#13 Re: CrunchBang Talk » [Solved] Your browser is too old. » 2015-02-04 20:38:49

schwim wrote:

that would lead me to believe that your x-www-browser pref is set to something other than your iceweasel. What does it list for the browser when you enter the following in a terminal?

sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser

I had to edit menu.xml and in there it was executing "firefox" (which was coming up as Iceweasel 13)

I probably changed that several years ago and forgot about it.

#14 Re: CrunchBang Talk » [Solved] Your browser is too old. » 2015-02-04 17:52:14

Just realized the problem, I had been launching Iceweasel from Openbox instead of the CLI. 

Somehow obmenu is launching an older version of Iceweasel (version 13) and I never noticed till now :-/ 

If I launch "iceweasel" from a terminal I get version 31.

Oops!

#15 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » I'm downloading Janice, what should my sources.list look like? » 2015-02-04 07:59:48

machinebacon wrote:

Quoting pjbrunet: "hardware beep beep beep every time!"

Right after starting the computer, how many beeps do you hear before the BIOS screen appears?

Adding the Waldorf source stopped the beeps.  Straight Debian I would even get a hardware beep if I backspaced too far on the CLI (very loud at 4am)

From what I remember, one beep upon reboot and another upon startup (booting) I think the startup beep was lower frequency.

#16 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » Tile windows in openbox with pytyler » 2015-02-04 03:34:49

damo wrote:

Have you looked for a version compatible with jessie/sid?

I found an unofficial d/l here

Thanks, that installed without errors and I believe it's running but it's not doing anything.

I think there's something wrong with my desktop from the upgrade.  I need to open a separate thread.

#17 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » Tile windows in openbox with pytyler » 2015-02-03 21:13:45

pjbrunet wrote:

I just did a fresh Waldorf 64 install last night and tried installing pytyle2 and couldn't get it working.  So I tried installing pytyle and pytyle3, which I think was a bad idea because pytyle2 is awesome.

Turns out, maybe I just forgot to press Alt-A and it really was working fine.  Alt-A might not be necessary if you edit .config/pytyle2/config.ini which is probably how I forgot about Alt-A. 

I followed the xaos52 instructions and I think this is all you need to do with Waldorf:

apt-get install mercurial
hg clone https://code.google.com/p/pytyle/
cd pytyle
apt-get install python-xpyb
python setup.py build
python setup.py install
pytyle2&
( Then press Alt-A to activate it...remeber edit your config.ini )

If I left anything out, I will be back to this page whenever I get a new laptop ;-)

This has always worked for me but I upgraded to Debian 8 and now it doesn't...

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/local/bin/pytyle2", line 27, in <module>
    import pt.state as state
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pt/state.py", line 272, in <module>
    init()
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pt/state.py", line 20, in init
    load_properties()
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pt/state.py", line 109, in load_properties
    update_property(pname)
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pt/state.py", line 155, in update_property
    m()
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pt/state.py", line 199, in update_NET_CURRENT_DESKTOP
    properties['_NET_CURRENT_DESKTOP'] = ptxcb.XROOT.get_current_desktop()
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pt/ptxcb/window.py", line 564, in get_current_desktop
    return self._get_property('_NET_CURRENT_DESKTOP')[0]
IndexError: list index out of range

#18 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » I'm downloading Janice, what should my sources.list look like? » 2015-02-03 20:00:49

olegabrielz wrote:

Hi there pjbrunet smile

I'm running sid, and have done so for about four months. My way of doing an upgrade is pretty simple. I start out with a fresh install of #! and don't run the cb-welcome upgrade script. Then in the sources.list I just keep one line (changed to sid):

deb http://http.debian.net/debian sid main contrib non-free

Delete the /etc/apt/preferences file.
Then:

sudo apt-get purge tint2 tint2conf slimconf

Then:

sudo service slim stop

Login and:

sudo su

Then:

apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade --no-install-recommends

Then:

apt-get install tint2

Restart your computer:

reboot

Now you are running sid smile

I did something similar to that.  Initially I had no preferences files (as other people said, and no mention of CB in sources.list) but only added it back because after the dist-upgrade (which seemed to go smoothly) I had no GUI just a blue-gray blank screen. 

(Speaking of uninstalling Tint2, yes I had to uninstall some things to get the dist-upgrade to work.  Like PHP5 for example.)

Now I'm wondering if I can get my openbox/autostart.sh working again...

#19 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » I'm downloading Janice, what should my sources.list look like? » 2015-02-03 19:13:30

Wow I fell waaay down the rabbit hole and ended up with a blank blue-gray screen of death.

I thought that was it, toasted machine.

Control-Alt-1 got me to a command prompt LOL.  (Learned something new.)

Then I tried dozens of commands, rebooting rebooting rebooting, hardware beep beep beep every time!

This is 4am *crunch* *bang*

What was I thinking?  Anyway, nothing was working and I kept hearing about "Sid" so I did this...

## CRUNCHBANG
## Compatible with Debian Wheezy, but use at your own risk.
deb http://packages.crunchbang.org/waldorf waldorf main
#deb-src http://packages.crunchbang.org/janice janice main

# DEBIAN
deb http://http.debian.net/debian sid main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://http.debian.net/debian jessie main contrib non-free

# DEBIAN SECURITY
#deb http://security.debian.org/ sid/updates main
#deb-src http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main

and

Package: *
Pin: release n=waldorf
Pin-Priority: 1001

Package: *
Pin: release n=sid
Pin-Priority: 500

Still blue screen of death, no openbox.  Everything I tried said "no display".

Then I did "apt-cache search crunchbang" and figured OK I'll just start installing crunchbang stuff till I get some kind of GUI I can work with.  Then I did "apt-get upgrade cb-metapackage" which switched me to "slim" and I said Yes Yes Yes please overwrite my broken Debian junk with gray Crunchbang-ness.  Rebooted and here I am, woohoo at least Openbox i working.

pj@modeblue:~$ cat /etc/*-release
PRETTY_NAME="Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie)"
NAME="Debian GNU/Linux"
VERSION_ID="8"
VERSION="8 (jessie)"
ID=debian
HOME_URL="http://www.debian.org/"
SUPPORT_URL="http://www.debian.org/support/"
BUG_REPORT_URL="https://bugs.debian.org/"

#20 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » I'm downloading Janice, what should my sources.list look like? » 2015-02-03 05:34:15

hhh wrote:

Comment out the janice repo and remove the preference pinning. Backup important data and prepare3 for breakage...
http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=29337
http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=37931
http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=38111

I got stuck on some errors and keyring stuff so decided to be less ambitious...

## CRUNCHBANG
## Compatible with Debian Wheezy, but use at your own risk.
#deb http://packages.crunchbang.org/janice janice main
#deb-src http://packages.crunchbang.org/janice janice main

# DEBIAN
deb http://http.debian.net/debian jessie main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://http.debian.net/debian jessie main contrib non-free

# DEBIAN SECURITY
deb http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main
#deb-src http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main

I'll try upgrading Firefox once I get Janice working.

#21 Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » I'm downloading Janice, what should my sources.list look like? » 2015-02-03 03:40:31

pjbrunet
Replies: 11

I have this now, but I read a comment here "https://jschueths.wordpress.com/2014/04 … t-release/" saying "Janice repository for CrunchBang is empty, so “deb http://packages.crunchbang.org/janice janice” is completely useless. If you want to use cb- packages you must keep waldorf line here."

## CRUNCHBANG
## Compatible with Debian Wheezy, but use at your own risk.
deb http://packages.crunchbang.org/janice janice main
#deb-src http://packages.crunchbang.org/janice janice main

# DEBIAN
deb http://http.debian.net/debian jessie main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://http.debian.net/debian jessie main contrib non-free

# DEBIAN SECURITY
deb http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main
#deb-src http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main

deb http://cdn.debian.net/debian unstable main
deb http://mozilla.debian.net/ experimental iceweasel-aurora

Also I need help with my preferences file. 

This is what I have

Package: *
Pin: release a=janice
Pin-Priority: 1001

Package: *
Pin: release a=jessie
Pin-Priority: 500

#22 Re: CrunchBang Talk » [Solved] Your browser is too old. » 2015-02-03 03:15:54

AnInkedSoul wrote:

maybe you should mention which browser you speak of...

wheezy should have iceweasel 31 and that is what is in jessie also, so not sure switching to jessie is a fix for your problem

not sure which backports you are using but you can get iceweasel 35 for wheezy from  http://mozilla.debian.net/


I always download the browser from the guys that actually make the browser.  I don't need a middleman slowing down my browser's security updates.

the middleman in this case works for mozilla  so probably about as quick as it gets big_smile

That's what they said on Hacker News too...  https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8988485  LOL.

I had "deb http://mozilla.debian.net/ wheezy-backports iceweasel-release" in my sources.list. My Iceweasel user agent at this moment says "Firefox/13.0"!  Maybe I pinned something wrong to be stuck on Firefox 13?

I will try installing Aurora after Jessie installs.

#23 Re: CrunchBang Talk » [Solved] Your browser is too old. » 2015-02-03 02:20:34

I'm going to try getting Jessie and hope I don't break everything.

#24 CrunchBang Talk » [Solved] Your browser is too old. » 2015-02-03 01:40:19

pjbrunet
Replies: 11

Lately I have nag messages everywhere I go: "Your browser is too old." It's irritating, but on the other hand I appreciate the scolding. 

Is there any way to get automatic updates? Seems like with Iceweasel I can never keep up. I just upgraded to Wheezy and got the backports and I'm still waaay behind.

I'm still getting nag messages everywhere.  Google says anything < 2 latest versions is unsupported.

What can I do? Switch browsers?

Is there any way to get "one click" browser upgrades with Debian?

UPDATE: The problem was obmenu wasn't really executing Iceweasel.

#25 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » [solved/tutorial]Removing adobe-flashplugin » 2015-01-28 22:47:54

tux_777 wrote:

What did work was deleting the files in /var/lib/dpkg/info/adobe-flashplugin*.

That solved it for me...

/var/lib/dpkg/info# rm -rf adobe-flash*
apt-get remove adobe-flashplugin
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  adobe-flashplugin
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 2 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? 
(Reading database ... 
dpkg: warning: files list file for package `adobe-flashplugin' missing, assuming package has no files currently installed.
(Reading database ... 191102 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing adobe-flashplugin ...

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