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#1 WM/DE Talk » xmonad startup script » 2015-02-15 21:24:28

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Hey Guys,

I'm having issues getting xmonad to run a startup script to start urxvtcd, networking, etc. I can't get it to run when it is in .xsessions, .xinitrc, and .Xdefaults. I think it is my ignorance with slim.

I can get slim to start up xmonad on login, but I cannot get it to run the startup script.


#3 WM/DE Talk » Awesome WM mouse flicker and CPU hog issue » 2014-02-28 00:09:58

Replies: 0

I installed Awesome WM and love it, however I am experiencing an interesting issue where the following happens. When I use the mouse to hover over a window/tile such as terminator/chromium/firefox it will cause that process's CPU to hit the ceiling and stay there as well as X11's process. This seems to happen on all gtk apps, it does not happen on ursvt oddly enought. The mouse also flickers and it only starts when the mouse tries to disappear after a second of activity.

Any thoughts?

#4 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » Flickering mouse pointer » 2014-02-27 23:45:11


I noticed this when I installed Awesome WM, it is not a problem in Openbox.

#5 Re: WM/DE Talk » AwesomeWM not changing themes » 2014-02-27 23:26:47

Were you ever able to see the new themes?

#6 Re: WM/DE Talk » AwesomeWM not changing themes » 2014-02-27 23:17:57

I do my dev in .config too. It is a bad idea to do it in /etc/xdg/awesome.

#7 Re: WM/DE Talk » AwesomeWM not changing themes » 2014-02-27 17:11:44

Another thing to look out for is that all of the github pages on Awesome indicate that the directory for the rc.lua and themes folders should be at


but where Awesome WM checks first is where xdg calls home, which in !# is


So you can either work in that directory or move it to ~/.config

#8 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » OpenVPN on Debian » 2014-02-24 23:36:28

As a client, yeah, using network manager works fine, but I am talking about configuring an OpenVPN server to connect to with Network Manager. So I use network manager to connect to my raspberry pi VPN server so I can securely browse where ever I am and access my home network's resources.

#9 Tips, Tricks & Scripts » OpenVPN on Debian » 2014-02-19 20:15:38

Replies: 2

I had a real struggle installing OpenVPN on a raspberry pi, but this made it simple. If any of you are on the go, using insecure connections, definitely take a look at this and install it onto a pi with DyDNS. It will of course work on CrunchBang as well big_smile

#10 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Clicking links in Terminator [SOLVED] » 2014-02-19 20:08:10

Dead Thread, I know.

Interesting little tidbit. I have Iceweasel, with all the privacy plugins, as my default browser verified with:

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

However, control-click in Terminator would always open links in chromium, used for webdev as my vanilla plugin-less browser, even though x-www-browser was set to iceweasel.

So I went into iceweasel preferences>Advanced>General and changed it to my default browser (I did not think that would matter due to x-www-browser), and that started terminator's URLs to open properly in Iceweasel. YAY!

So my question is, how does x-www-browser and the defaults set in within browsers work in CrunchBang?

#12 Off Topic / General Chat » Bittorrent Tracker software/script recommendations » 2013-11-27 23:42:43

Replies: 2

I'm trying to transfer larger datasets and I would like to figure out how to set up and maintain a bittorrent tracker.

I see that there are a lot of options and different functionalities. I was hoping to put it into a headless box with a separate bt client.

Anyone have any experience setting one up. What does Philip use for the #! tracker? What are some good scripts and software?


#13 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Mouse Scroll issue, the faster I scroll the slower it scrolls. » 2013-11-08 21:25:33

I installed vimfx plugin for iceweasel and now I just scroll with keyboard shortcuts, but I am interested in finding out what is going on.

#14 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Iceweasel and Lightbeam » 2013-11-08 21:24:22

No, it does not show up under the tools menu in the tool bar either.

Thanks though. I'm still investigating.

#15 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Iceweasel and Lightbeam » 2013-11-07 17:39:21


I have Iceweasel working excellently. The issue is when I add the firefox browser addon called Lightbeam, a plugin to visualize the 3rd party software that is provided your browsing habits when you visit a webpage. From what I have seen on Lightbeam tutorials, the button to get into the lightbeam visualization is in the lower right hand corner in the 'add on bar' toolbar. On my Iceweasel (v20.0), it is not showing up and I see no other menu item that would allow me to enable and see the visualization.


#16 Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Iceweasel and Lightbeam » 2013-11-06 23:41:40

Replies: 4

Does not seem to work. Anyone have any luck? The icon does not show up in the lower right add on bar.

#18 Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Mouse Scroll issue, the faster I scroll the slower it scrolls. » 2013-10-31 02:07:11

Replies: 4

I have an interesting little issue. On my Lenovo X230 laptop, when I use an external mouse it seems to have an interesting issue where when I scroll fast with the scroll wheel, it does not scroll or scrolls slowly. So I have to scroll very slowly, like one little notch at a time to get it to scroll down pages.

Anyone know of a way to fix this?


#19 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » NetworkManager and OpenVPN Access Server » 2013-09-29 20:50:50

Thanks for the reply Brandi, I did check the my IP address and, to my surprise, I am tunneling through openVPN as my IP address changes to that of the VPN destination, however I am still not able to access the intranet sites (ex. when the OpenVPN tunnel is active. I have tested this issue on Windows using OpenVPN Connect and I am able to access intranet sites, I just have not found out how to configure this properly on #!.

#20 Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » NetworkManager and OpenVPN Access Server » 2013-09-29 19:09:49

Replies: 3

Has anyone set up Network Manager to work with OpenVPN Access Server. I just set one up and I an having trouble connecting with #!.


sudo openvpn --config client.opvn

connects successfully to the server but I am not able to access intranet sites via their IP addresses (ex. making me believe that although the command is successful it is not actually rerouting my browser traffic.

So, I am trying to set up NetworkManager to connect to the vpn, but I do not know how to use the provided OpenVPN Open Access Server client.ovpn file with NetworkManager configurations. It will not accept it as a .key or .pem file when I indicate it as a static key. When I use the import function within NetworkManager on the .ovpn file, it only auto-populates the Gateway.

So, how to I use the client.ovpn file in NetworkManager to connect to an OpenVPN Access Server.


#21 Re: CrunchBang Talk » Best Netbook for #! » 2013-08-21 07:18:50

Thanks so much for everyone's comments!

What I ended up doing was opting for something a little more powerful and slightly less mobile.

Much like what rkwurth was saying, I am really enjoying the power and size of my new Lenovo X230. It's replacing my 5 year old Macbook pro in functionality now that I am not doing as much graphics work.

Too bad gimp does not read photoshop files quite as accurately as photoshop does. I've noticed some pretty big differences between files in each program.

#22 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » LAMP and Dropbox » 2013-06-25 04:18:12

How are other people doing Web Development on a local LAMP stack?

#23 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Dropping Dropbox (RYO) » 2013-06-25 04:13:41

Rsync is a little to hands for me. I'm setting up redmine to do what gitolite does.

Owncloud is AWESOME. I am going to install on my xen server. This is probably what I have been looking for. THANKS.

BitTorrent Sync looks pretty awesome too, although but the web gui of Owncloud gives it a leg up. Also it has a calendar and some other functions that I have been looking to take off of google apps.

Props for using Osmo, that program is definitely not for me.

Thank you all so much, I think this answers my question.

#24 Off Topic / General Chat » Dropping Dropbox (RYO) » 2013-06-20 03:19:08

Replies: 6

I'm looking to drop dropbox for a self hosted solution. I was thinking something like git-annex but I would also be looking to sync .git directories and I am not sure if any git based systems can be used for that. I'm going to be running this system on a xen server instance, mac and linux.

Anyone have any success stories about such systems?

#25 Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » LAMP and Dropbox » 2013-06-20 02:56:02

Replies: 1

I have been using dropbox to sync up multiple computers using MAMP (on mac) using this technique and it has been working pretty well for my web dev needs. Now I want to add my #! computer to the fold but I am running into a permissions problem.

Here is what I have done so far:

I've already configured dropbox and have my vhosts/htdocs folder at


and that directory is filled with a whole bunch of directories that are virtual hosts (ex. because mamp is set up like the tutorial to see that folder as the root for virtual hosts.

I don't want to go the virtual hosts route on my #! machine, I just want to use localhost as the webdomain root with subdirectories for each project (ex. localhost/vhosts/

I installed the LAMP stack via the cb-welcome script and had it install the htdocs in my home folder. I then added a second link to the vhosts folder with

ln -s ~/Dropbox/Development/vhosts /var/www/vhosts

Although http://localhost/htdocs works fine, http://localhost/vhosts/ does not, citing "403 forbidden, Forbidden You don't have permission to access /vhosts on this server."

I checked out the ls -al permissions and the all have srccon:srccon as the correct user and group, so I cannot figure out what apache's issue is.

Will this even link right or will i need individual symbolic links for each project?

Thanks for any help.

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