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#1 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Updating Iceweasel? [solved] » 2014-02-18 18:45:47

pvsage is right. Follow the directions at and you should be good to go. Never install something from experimental unless you absolutely have to.

Come back here if you have any questions

#2 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » [solved]Not keeping screen resolution setting after restart » 2013-11-07 19:14:38

You are very welcome!

If the problem has been solved (and only if it has been solved) would you mind editing the title of your post from  "Not keeping screen resolution setting after restart" to "[Solved] Not keeping screen resolution setting after restart"

#3 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » [solved]Not keeping screen resolution setting after restart » 2013-11-07 19:01:12

I'm assuming you were using arandr (settings -> display settings -> ARandR Screen Layout Editor) from the #! menu. Once you have ARandR with all the settings you want (you tested them all by hitting apply) you now need to tell openbox to apply these settings at startup.

In RandR, click Layout -> Save As

It will now ask you where to save a new file and what you want to name it. By default it starts you out in the ~/.screenlayout folder. This is fine. Now you have to name your file. I named mine

What you just saved was a list of commands that set your monitors resolution, location, etc the way you specified. Now we're going to tell openbox to run this list of commands when it starts up. In the openbox menu, go to Settings -> Openbox -> edit autostart.

This will open up a text file containing all of the (completely user-configurable) commands openbox runs at startup. #! was nice enough to have already put a lot of good things in here, but you just need to put in a lttle more.

Now, we probably want to set-up your monitors before we set up your wallpaper and start conky and things like that, so we are going to put in the line that will setup your monitors very early on in the file.

Find the spot that looks something like

##Group Start:
##1. Something about wallpapers I think
## 2. compositor - start
## 3. sleep - give compositor time to start
## 4. conky
## 5. tint2 panel
#some wallpaper command
cb-compositor --start && \
sleep 2s && \
conky -q && \
tint2 \
) &

Mine looks a little different than yours because I changed it around a little, but you get the idea. Change it to look something like this

##Group Start:
##0. Fix monitors
##1. Something about wallpapers I think
## 2. compositor - start
## 3. sleep - give compositor time to start
## 4. conky
## 5. tint2 panel
/path/to/ && \
#some wallpaper command
cb-compositor --start && \
sleep 2s && \
conky -q && \
tint2 \
) &

where /path/to/ is that file you saved earlier. Mine is in /home/myusername/.screenlayout/

Save the autostart file. Logout, login, and see if it works.

Good luck!

#4 Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » File permissions questions » 2013-11-07 18:39:50

Replies: 1

I can add read permissions to all files in a directory quite easily

chmod -R o+r videos/

but any new files added to that directory need to have the above command run on them. The folder is owned by me. Would me adding a file owned by me always cause the file to only be readable by me? Would I have to change to ownership to a different group?

I'm sharing the videos folder in a samba share to stream to my laptop connected to my TV. It's a little tedious to run chmod everytime I download a new video and want to watch it on the TV, which is quite often.

#5 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » Quick how-to on removing openJDK and updating your javaRE and JDK » 2013-10-05 18:43:21

Wheezy (and Waldorf) have java 7 in the repos. It's just a simple

apt-get install openjdk-7-jre

for the jave runtime and

apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk

for the JDK

This uses the Debian repos and I feel like this is better for normal use, but there are still cases where you might need Oracle's java

#6 CrunchBang Talk » Is a reusing or sharing a /home partition actually a good thing? » 2013-09-24 01:42:32

Replies: 7

I can see the value in having your music/videos/stuff on a partition seperate from root. That is obvious, but what about the other stuff in /home? Are reusing/sharing all of those a good idea? It seems to me that installing a different distro (lets be honest, distro hopping is like drugs but better) and having it share /home is a bad idea. Configurations for certain programs get overwitten, and sometimes these things configure version dependent features that may not be compatible with your other install.

Right now, I have seperate logical volumes for videos, music, comics, and stuff which all get mounted at ~/{music,videos,comics,stuff} while all configs I want to keep are all in my Dropbox folder. I think this is a good solution.

Do you share /home? Why or why not?

#7 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » [Solved] I broke Thunar » 2013-09-02 22:44:16

A simple reinstall and REBOOT (although only an X restart was probably necessary) was what was needed. Still strange though

#8 Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » [Solved] I broke Thunar » 2013-08-31 21:15:06

Replies: 3

I'm not sure exactly what happened, but the end result is this


I deleted no fonts, and no other programs I've used since have had this problem. Does anyone have any idea WTF just happened?

#9 Re: Devel: CrunchBang 12 "Janice" » Ideas for Janice » 2013-05-07 21:37:06

slartie wrote:

Just a quick mockup to illustrate what the post installation thingy could look like. It's been a while since I did any Bash scripting, but at least it works smile

I know you've probably already thought of this, but you should be able to pick multiple choices as well

#10 Re: Devel: CrunchBang 12 "Janice" » Ideas for Janice » 2013-05-07 19:47:48

SabreWolfy wrote:

+1 for Thunar. Version 1.6.2 with tabs is pretty cool.

Thunar will definately be atleast version 1.6 for Jessie, so I don't think you'll have to worry about that smile

#11 Re: Devel: CrunchBang 12 "Janice" » Ideas for Janice » 2013-05-07 18:53:13

systemd has always been in the debian repos, it's just not the default.

I'm not sure diverging too much from the debain default base is a good idea. I always imagined #! as the debian base with some changes to the desktop side of things. A really nice default openbox, tint2, compton, and conky setup going and some fresh versions of a few packages (iceweasel for instance) but to leave the core untouched.

Then again, I am not corenominal and he can do what he wants

#12 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » c » 2013-02-10 16:21:03

I can't imagine anyone here giving you a hard time for learning C. It's the manliest language. Everything important in *nix is written in C. The kernel, coreutils, all lower-level stuff basically.

K & R usually comes recommended as a book, but if you want something a little newer, you might want to search around

#13 Re: CrunchBang Talk » Matlab on #! » 2013-02-06 21:11:25

I'm curious, what is technical reason to using MATLAB to Octave or SciPy or NumPy?

Or is simply a matter of being more familiar/comfortable with MATLAB? (Which is a very valid reason)

#14 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » [SOLVED] SSH noob question » 2013-02-06 21:07:19

There are 2 different types of IP addresses. One is for LAN's (192.168.x.x for example) that is used to connect machines that are on the same LAN (duh). This means machines connected to the same router, or (more advanced) a network of routers. Here, the route from device to device doesn't pass through the public internet, but rather the "private" one in your LAN (Local Area Network).

Another is a public ip address that tells you. This is usually assigned to you by your ISP (Internet Service Provider). This is the address you would use when the device you're trying to connect to isn't currently on the same LAN as the other device. The route from device to device must use the public internet.

SSH will handle both just fine, but the local connection is guaranteed to be faster and will only work if you're connected to that device locally (and all your ports are forwarded and such of course).

#15 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » What Music Manager Do You Guys Use? » 2013-01-31 01:48:29

I prefer minimalism in almost every program and I have an irrational hatred of QT, KDE, and orange fruits, but damn it Clementine is ALWAYS open on my computer.

As much as I love staring at terminal screens (not sarcastic at all. I love the grey background and colors on top of it and the transparency gets me aroused),  I feel like certain interfaces are simply better outside the terminal and a feature-rich music player/manager is one of them.

Clementine is so good

#16 Re: CrunchBang Talk » Without referring to other OS, what do you love about CrunchBang? » 2013-01-31 01:12:13

  • I love the color grey (most important)

  • I love that openbox and tint2 are very customizable while having extremely awesome (not the WM) defaults

  • The community (I'm a huge lurker though, I never post)

#17 Re: Devel: CrunchBang 11 "Waldorf" » (Solved) APT keeps trying to downgrade my Terminator » 2012-12-28 22:05:26

Just, curious, what's in the new version of terminator that you want/need so badly?

#18 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » What first brought you to Linux? » 2012-12-28 21:48:22

I don't really remember the specifics, I just remember that Ubuntu 7.10 was my first distro and it took me 3 hours to get the wireless working with ndiswrapper. By 8.04 it worked out of the box. I started distro hopping after that and ended up on #!. I don't really remember how I found out about #! either, but I'm glad I did smile

#19 Re: Devel: CrunchBang 11 "Waldorf" » ATI drivers » 2012-12-24 01:40:49

If the open source driver you're using now works for everything you want to do, I (and most of the #!) would strongly advise you to avoid fglrx like the plague.

If you really want to dive in, there's as excellent guide : here

#20 Re: Devel: CrunchBang 11 "Waldorf" » libsdl: E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages. » 2012-12-24 01:37:27

Make sure you have everything removed

sudo apt-get remove libsdl1.2-dev libsdl-image1.2-dev libsdl-mixer1.2-dev libsdl-ttf2.0-dev

(You might not have all of these installed so just remove them one at a time if apt refuses to remove the rest of them just because one is already removed)

Then make sure you aren't leaving around unneeded dependencies

sudo apt-get autoremove && sudo apt-get autoclean

Then try installing whatever you were trying to do

sudo apt-get remove libsdl1.2-dev libsdl-image1.2-dev libsdl-mixer1.2-dev libsdl-ttf2.0-dev

When I screw around with pinning this is usually a necessary step. I hope this helps

#22 Re: Devel: CrunchBang 11 "Waldorf" » raid 0 » 2012-12-10 20:34:34

Fake RAID is seperate from software linux RAID (mdadm), although detection of those is still probably dependent on the kernel version

#23 Re: Devel: CrunchBang 11 "Waldorf" » Video tearing fix » 2012-11-05 05:47:14

Wow. I get less tearing with compositing enabled than disabled now. Nice job corenominal (and obviously the compton developers) and great job on the website redesign as well. #! keeps getting better and better.

#24 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » Crunchbang SUB 100 club » 2012-10-24 02:08:33

I'm currently a little below 1000 MB. I can get in right?

#25 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » How open source tools read proprietary format » 2012-10-10 04:48:03

Doing a little test

cat filename.doc

(A professor required .doc or .docx for a paper) yields some gibberish followed by my entire paper in plain text (all on one line due to windows line endings not being linux line endings) followed by more gibberish.

Amidst the gibberish printed at the beginning I see some names of fonts, the word "body", and the word "Heading." At the end of the output I see the words "table", "summary information", and "word document"

From this I can gather that a basic .doc file consists of a a declaration of the font/fonts used, a declaration of the body, and a bunch of plain text that makes up the body.

If I wished to test further, I'd make a document in MS word consisting of only a header with some text and no body and see what the cat of that is.

Essentially, educated guess and check. At least that's how I would do it

As for graphics drivers, I have no idea

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