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#1 Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » Help with Ralink rt2790, speed seems slow. » 2013-01-15 21:12:19

Zilvarael
Replies: 1

Hello all,

I am working on getting my dad's computer hooked up with CrunchBang Waldorf 64bit.
The internet works on it. However I am wondering if there is a way to make it faster since youtube seems to lag for him.

He is not a coder however since Windows Vista seems to have taken a dump and wont stop blue screening. I suggested he try #! and other than the fonts being to "Generic" and the wireless being slow he likes it.

So... With this... how do we make it faster?

#2 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Old School Gaming Revived.... Maybe?! » 2012-12-18 05:04:25

@Junkie This is what I am going for only after I get a rough copy of the "Game" up and running! If you run into that old thread drop me a line with it xD

#3 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Old School Gaming Revived.... Maybe?! » 2012-12-17 18:06:28

I was thinking of doing up an engine for it. This would enable users to code their own and contribute to the cause.  also a good thing to see fellow OTAKU here on the site as well!

@Crunch I know o BSD Games! big_smile thanks for the reminder!

#4 Off Topic / General Chat » Old School Gaming Revived.... Maybe?! » 2012-12-17 17:24:22

Zilvarael
Replies: 6

When I started out with this post I was starting with no title in mind so maybe I can come up with one as we go.

I am starting to become a rather big fan of classic text adventure games, because most of the time when I use my #! its during the day while my behemoth[Windows ICK!!!] is working on other things rendering the computer for the most part useless. So how does a gamer get by on a system not built for gaming?

You go old school... Text based Adventures / Mud / Roguelikes All calling to a time when you did not need the top of the line graphics to get some quality entertainment and in most cases it was more mentally appeasing that way. This is not to say that modern games are not great I love me some Saints Row the Third nothing like walking down a street filled with Hookers and giving them a good bonk of the head with a Giant Floppy Purple..... Eh you get the point Its entertaining.

So the point that I am getting to is that I was thinking about getting into making a text adventure game with a mix of a few things. Here is my present list of Ideals.

- Users should be able to create and load their own mods, worlds, weapons, monsters, stories and ETC.

- A basic adventure will be set up (Which I hope to get the community involved in the decisions of what said adventure is) for the moment I have the idea of an in town and its surrounding areas quest kind of thing.

-In town exists a portal the likes of which will be access to user generated mods / worlds and so on. [Think of it as a Stargate with a built in menu xD]

-The portal will of course be direct access to "Unlocked" areas of the game. [Say for instance you adventure you way to a field called "Crusty nails Cavern" that will appear in the portal menu when you use it next time as a travel-able place to Gate to.]

Above all of this I hope to build up a community of programmers and players alike.

Notes: I intend to write this in Java so as we release versions we can use Java's "Write once use anywhere" philosophy.... And because for the most part its the only language I have a decent knowledge of xD

So... what do you all think?

#5 Off Topic / General Chat » The localhost Show: A Google+ Hangout Tech Talk Show! » 2012-12-12 23:29:08

Zilvarael
Replies: 0

This is an idea a few buddies of mine and I have been kicking around for a little while now. I know its kinda been done already and we are not pros at it. Well I'm not at least but I was thinking "Lets start a tech talk show kind of thing"

So uh I wanted to get the general poll on what people think of the idea!

if you want to join in feel free to join us on G+ at:TLHS: Community Page We hope to see you there!

#6 Re: Feedback & Suggestions » New site design » 2012-11-01 21:33:19

I have to admit, I like the fresh new feel while still keeping it classy! Great Job Core! big_smile

#7 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Rate the avatar pic above you. » 2012-10-09 01:30:59

jmad2011 wrote:

^passport photo

Also I would have guessed Carson Beckett from Stargate Atlantis... O.o

Heard a joke so funny he forgot to laugh?

#8 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Rate the avatar pic above you. » 2012-10-07 02:12:16

beadmaze wrote:

^ manga is the new trend in my school too wink

Manga is nothing new big_smile however its amazing!

Also... Titanic Survivor?

#9 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » What beer are you drinking? » 2012-10-07 02:10:33

Standard: Miller Genuine Draft - 64

Holidays I drink a local ale by the name of:  Winter Welcome from the Sam Smith brewery.

I don't drink often, but when I do I enjoy a light buzz  big_smile

#12 Re: Feedback & Suggestions » Go Waldorf go! » 2012-10-03 15:30:17

I honestly have not had any major issues... and the one thing I did have a problem with I fixed by using common sense with out the need to post on the forums.

Basically my sound was not working so Instead of posting about it, I said "Default sound Manager no work.... Alsamixer for the the win" and I found it had the setting for auto mute on and I turned it off  everything worked like a charm and I am living happily ever after with waldorf!

#13 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » [SOLVED!]Switching to enlightenment: How do I? » 2012-10-03 03:41:59

Sorry for the lame topic. after even more searching I found out about just editing slim.conf to allow the use of another WM.

I'll keep in mind to search before all of this again.

-Thanks!

#14 Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » [SOLVED!]Switching to enlightenment: How do I? » 2012-10-03 03:12:33

Zilvarael
Replies: 2

I have messed with xinitrc.  I cant get e17 to run.

What is the best way to do this?

#15 Re: CrunchBang Talk » We're Number . . . 12 » 2012-10-03 02:59:14

Go #! big_smile I cant wait to see what the new site is like!

#16 Re: CrunchBang Talk » Want to get better, not sure where to start. » 2012-10-02 04:13:24

All of these are good advice, I have been using Linux for close to 5 years now. Moved from Ubuntu to Mint to Arch then to CrunchBang. I have loved almost every moment of it.  I just got a hold of the debian admin book from above. I will be getting a hard copy when I get the chance!  I think I will be trying to do the source and making a deb file of my own. Could be great if I can keep all my favorite programs under one roof so all I need to do is update them if needed.

Thanks Guys big_smile

#17 Re: News & Announcements » [Why drive when you can FLY?] Liquorix/Zen Kernel » 2012-09-29 17:10:49

Awebb wrote:

So liquorix is some sort of prebuild zen kernel? On the one hand, I find the lack of documentation on the liquorix site disturbing, on the other hand: When using a patched kernel, you should make sure you know how to read configs.

rstrcogburn wrote:

@sectionsix (@pvsage, I always say that cuz your avatar looks like the dude on Ghost in the Shell)

It's the lawyer of Dethklok :-D

Although Section 6 is a legit section in the GITS story line so maybe there is a slight connection there.

#18 Re: Devel: CrunchBang 11 "Waldorf" » GUI Menu Editor not working » 2012-09-28 17:43:09

Just a side note: Mine works fine, is there anything specific about your OS / Computer set up....

I'm far from pro but I have seen some crazy things on Linux like configuring a  mouse the right way would render my wifi useless. I'm wondering if something similar might be going on with your setup...

#20 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » [SOLVED] Tint2 No longer starting up automatically » 2012-09-27 21:46:42

Alright here we go with the two codes requested, Sorry it took so long was working to this point.

#---------------------------------------------
# TINT2 CONFIG FILE
#---------------------------------------------
# For more information about tint2, see:
# http://code.google.com/p/tint2/wiki/Welcome
#
# For more config file examples, see:
# http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/topic/3232/my-tint2-config/

# Background definitions
# ID 1
rounded = 3
border_width = 0
background_color = #000000 100
border_color = #828282 0

# ID 2 - task active
rounded = 1
border_width = 0
background_color = #d8d8d8 30
border_color = #d8d8d8 30

# ID 3 - task
rounded = 1
border_width = 0
background_color = #000000 0
border_color = #000000 0

# ID 4
rounded = 1
border_width = 1
background_color = #888888 20
border_color = #ED2323 60

# ID 5 - taskbar
rounded = 0
border_width = 1
background_color = #000000 0
border_color = #000000 0

# ID 6 - active taskbar
rounded = 0
border_width = 1
background_color = #d8d8d8 8
border_color = #d8d8d8 0

# ID 7 - tooltip
rounded = 3
border_width = 0
background_color = #222222 90
border_color = #222222 90

# ID 8
rounded = 1
border_width = 1
background_color = #888888 20
border_color = #888888 20

# Panel
panel_monitor = all
panel_position = top center horizontal
panel_items = TSBC
panel_size = 100% 30
panel_margin = 0 -1
panel_padding = 0 0
panel_dock = 0
wm_menu = 1
panel_layer = bottom
panel_background_id = 1

# Panel Autohide
autohide = 0
autohide_show_timeout = 0.3
autohide_hide_timeout = 1.5
autohide_height = 6
strut_policy = follow_size

# Taskbar
taskbar_mode = multi_desktop
taskbar_padding = 6 0 6
taskbar_background_id = 5
taskbar_active_background_id = 6
taskbar_name = 1
taskbar_name_background_id = 0
taskbar_name_active_background_id = 0
taskbar_name_font = Liberation Sans 9
taskbar_name_font_color = #828282 100
taskbar_name_active_font_color = #828282 100

# Tasks
urgent_nb_of_blink = 20
task_icon = 1
task_text = 0
task_centered = 1
task_maximum_size = 40 40
task_padding = 2 2
task_background_id = 3
task_active_background_id = 2
task_urgent_background_id = 4
task_iconified_background_id = 3

# Task Icons
task_icon_asb = 80 0 0
task_active_icon_asb = 100 0 0
task_urgent_icon_asb = 100 0 0
task_iconified_icon_asb = 80 0 0

# Fonts
task_font = Liberation Sans 06_55 6
task_font_color = #828282 60
task_active_font_color = #828282 100
task_urgent_font_color = #FFFFFF 100
task_iconified_font_color = #d8d8d8 60
font_shadow = 0

# Launcher
launcher_padding = 8 4 4
launcher_background_id = 0
launcher_icon_size = 24
# Specify icon theme names with launcher_icon_theme. 
# if you have an XSETTINGS manager running (like xfsettingsd), tint2 will follow your current theme.
launcher_icon_theme = gnome-colors-statler
# Each launcher_item_app must be a full path to a .desktop file
launcher_item_app = /usr/share/applications/terminator.desktop
launcher_item_app = /usr/share/applications/xfce4-file-manager.desktop
launcher_item_app = /usr/share/applications/gedit.desktop
launcher_item_app = /usr/share/applications/iceweasel.desktop

# System Tray
systray = 1
systray_padding = 4 2 3
systray_sort = right2left
systray_background_id = 0
systray_icon_size = 24
systray_icon_asb = 100 0 0

# Clock
time1_format = | %r
time1_font = Liberation Sans 11
#time2_format = %A %d %B
#time2_font = Liberation Sans 6
clock_font_color = #b5b5b5 100
clock_padding = 0 4
clock_background_id = 0
clock_lclick_command = gsimplecal
clock_rclick_command = gsimplecal

# Tooltips
tooltip = 1
tooltip_padding = 2 2
tooltip_show_timeout = 0.0
tooltip_hide_timeout = 0.0
tooltip_background_id = 7
tooltip_font_color = #d8d8d8 100
tooltip_font = Liberation Sans normal 9.0

# Mouse
mouse_middle = none
mouse_right = toggle
mouse_scroll_up = toggle
mouse_scroll_down = iconify

# Battery
battery = 1
battery_low_status = 20
battery_low_cmd = notify-send "battery low"
battery_hide = 96
bat1_font = Liberation Mono 8
bat2_font = Liberation Mono 8
battery_font_color = #b5b5b5 100
battery_padding = 2 0
battery_background_id = 0

# End of config

And now the auto start code:

## Openbox autostart.sh
## ====================
## When you login to your CrunchBang Openbox session, this autostart script 
## will be executed to set-up your environment and launch any applications
## you want to run at startup.
##
## Note*: some programs, such as 'nm-applet' are run via XDG autostart.
## Run '/usr/lib/openbox/openbox-xdg-autostart --list' to list any
## XDG autostarted programs.
##
## More information about this can be found at:
## http://openbox.org/wiki/Help:Autostart
##
## If you do something cool with your autostart script and you think others
## could benefit from your hack, please consider sharing it at:
## http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/
##
## Have fun! :)

## Set root window colour
hsetroot -solid "#2E3436" &

## Group start:
## 1. nitrogen - restores wallpaper
## 2. compositor
## 3. sleep - give compositor time to start
## 4. conky
## 5. tint2 panel
(\
nitrogen --restore && \
cb-compositor --start && \
sleep 2s && \
conky -q && \
tint2 \
) &

## Enable hot corners
cb-hotcorners --daemon &

## Volume control for systray
(sleep 2s && pnmixer) &

## Volume keys daemon
xfce4-volumed &

## Enable power management
xfce4-power-manager &

## Start Thunar Daemon
thunar --daemon &

## Detect and configure touchpad. See 'man synclient' for more info.
if egrep -iq 'touchpad' /proc/bus/input/devices; then
    synclient VertEdgeScroll=1 &
    synclient TapButton1=1 &
fi

## Start xscreensaver
xscreensaver -no-splash &

## Start Clipboard manager
(sleep 3s && clipit) &

## Set keyboard settings - 250 ms delay and 25 cps (characters per second) repeat rate.
## Adjust the values according to your preferances.
xset r rate 250 25 &

## The following command runs hacks and fixes for #! LiveCD sessions.
## Safe to delete after installation.
cb-cowpowers &

## cb-welcome - post-installation script, will not run in a live session and
## only runs once. Safe to remove.
(sleep 10s && cb-welcome --firstrun) &

## cb-fortune - have Waldorf say a little adage
(sleep 120s && cb-fortune) &

## GNOME PolicyKit and Keyring
(\
/usr/lib/policykit-1-gnome/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1 && \
/usr/bin/gnome-keyring-daemon --start --components=ssh && \
/usr/bin/gnome-keyring-daemon --start --components=secrets && \
/usr/bin/gnome-keyring-daemon --start --components=pkcs11 && \
/usr/bin/gnome-keyring-daemon --start --components=gpg \
) &

# Autostart the Dropbox deamon
(sleep 60s && ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd) &

#21 Re: CrunchBang Talk » Thinking of updating to Waldorf. » 2012-09-27 04:32:17

Well I already did the update so its all good big_smile

#22 Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » [SOLVED] Tint2 No longer starting up automatically » 2012-09-27 03:26:00

Zilvarael
Replies: 5

When my laptop starts up tint2 no longer kicks up as it should.
All I edited in file was the color of the bar to be non-transparent.

According to the auto start file tint2 is there but I have to manually restart it every time.

Easy fix?

#24 Re: CrunchBang Talk » Thinking of updating to Waldorf. » 2012-09-25 21:26:45

Something tells me you need to install clonezilla and just use that as the means of backup / restore since it over writes existing settings to make the custom settings work.

#25 Re: CrunchBang Talk » Thinking of updating to Waldorf. » 2012-09-25 20:45:15

Hmm good point... I was not aware clonezilla makes ISO's O.o

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