I started with Crunchbang 10 Statler and love it. That one is based on Debian stable. I tried the release after that (the earlier Waldorf) in a virtualbox and had issues. I still have my Statler and absolutely love it! Is the new Waldorf still based on Wheezy?
When Debian releases a new stable release, the next one of course is Wheezy, they will support squeeze for one year after the release of Wheezy. The release date for Wheezy is estimated I think to be February 2013, however Debian has a "release when ready" policy. The last time I read their page, they still had 600 release critical bugs, those will have to be resolved before Wheezy is released as stable. Debian in the years that I've used it is often later than planned with their releases which is good since it doesn't release as stable until "it's right." Wheezy should be as stable as Squeeze when it goes stable if the past is any indication.
I'm going to call Crunchbang a seperate distro, Phillip openly says it's powered by Debian, I remember Mepis made debian easy, Ubuntu tries to pretend Debian doesn't exist thought it would not exist without Debian. In terms of innovation my opinion is Phillip took Debian and openbox and made it easy. The scripts and innovations and the Crunchbang community have made it what it is now. For myself I added obmenu-generator and a few shortcuts with idesk. So in my long winded conclusion, Phillip took openbox and tint2 and made it into a full featured desktop environment and is as innovative as the "big players." It lets me do what I want to do.
I've posted before why I use #!. Now I use it as my only OS. Corenominal has taken openbox and made it easy for non-tech people like me or more accurately , I know just enough to be dangerous! I have installed obmenu-generator and like it, while I am sure others have taken "hard to use" window managers,
I would say Corenominal has presented a distro that should be on many more desktops than it is on now. It just works, makes my netbook useful, #! is true innovation. This redneck in Lincoln, Alabama likes the distro the fellow in Lincoln, England is giving us. Great work Phillip.
The official add-ons in the stable repository are not compatible with icedove 3.1, you would need to install icedove 3.0 from stable. The backported versions of icedove are also not compatible with all of the add-ons from mozilla as thunderbird is at a higher version than icedove. I don't know how the default apt configuration is set up in statler, but if I remember correctly, I changed my apt preferences so I could easily install icedove 3.0 series(3.0-11 I think). You may want to open synaptic and find icedove, click on it and on the package drop down menu select force version and select stable and install that version. The add-ons in stable will then be compatible with icedove from stable. Then to prevent updates from replacing that version, use the drop down menu in packages(in synaptic) to lock the stable version. The version in stable is supported by Debian security updates and will keep it compatible with the add ons from squeeze. Sometimes the backport versions will not work with all of the add ons from debian stable. I hope this solution will help.
I use an external USB harddrive, two in fact(learned the hard way). On grsync some of my changes in my files didn't show up in the backup, the older file was still there, I suspect that I have missed something in my configuration. I also tried lucky backup and had a similar result. So I may be missing a setting that's in plain sight, but I'm not catching it. Thanks to both of you for your replies.
Apologies if this has been answered before. I like to back up my computers to an external drive. I've been using grsync, but I don't think I've got it set up right. In the past I would use nautilus and of course existing files on the external drive would offer "skip" "overwrite" "overwrite all", thunar appears to not skip or replace existing files and sub files in a folder, again I could be mistaken. Crunchbang is a new world for me and I'm an "old dog" trying to learn new tricks. I have always felt confident of my knowledge in gnone2 and nautilus, but #! has turned my netbook into a speedster so now it's also on my other laptop, but it has rendered me a newbie. I'm long winded but thanks for any help to this old guy.
You're welcome. If you have what you need can you please mark the thread as [solved] (edit your first post) -- otherwise rhowaldt will come along soon and insist on it...
Thanks on the tip for "solved", I've used linux since 2003 but still have a lot to learn, and how to properly use forums is on my list to learn.
AFAIK, shift+delete or rm -r just deletes the file (as opposed to placing it in the trash). If you want a custom action to shred the file (using the "shred" command") you will need to create it yourself. It's not hard.
In Thunar, open "Edit" then "Configure Custom Actions"
Add (the plus sign)
Name "Shred File"
Description whatever you like
Action "shred -u %f"
Select "Appearance Conditions" and select "Other Files"
If you want to use "srm" replace "shred -u %f" with "srm %f" in the example above. You will need to install secure-delete (sudo apt-get install secure-delete) to use srm.
Thank you, thats what I was looking for, works a lot better when it's written correctly.
I have used nautilus-wipe and would like to know how to use a script or way to add this feature to thunar, thunar of course is much faster as a file manager. The way I tried it wiped my whole folder(thank goodness for back-ups),
Thanks to anyone for help.
A newbie to #! and Gnome Refugee.
Tried #! a while back and didn't think it was for me, read a write up by "Larry the Free Software Guy" and gave it a better shot this time. I really like it and it likes my netbook. I'm liking it more and more. Thanks for the great job, will donate when I can.