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#1 Re: News & Announcements » Redirecting to BunsenLabs » 2015-09-28 11:08:07

another thank you from a long-time crunchbang-user to Philipp for creating #! and this forum.
Thank you so much and thanks for your support of BL from the start. and thanks to the community for continuing.
hugs to all!

good times coming.

#2 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » [New Horizons] Pictures of Pluto » 2015-09-19 20:46:18

what? new horizon flies 2.5 milion kilometers in two days? 12-july distance 2.5million km, 14.july 80.000km distance - thats more than 80,000km per hour? that is faaast..  8)

#3 Re: Ideas & Suggestions » BunsenLabs logo - ideas » 2015-08-17 00:43:25

havent been here for a while and am very excited to see the alpha release out..  I am just wondering if you found a "official" way how BL is written?
all forum posts seem to go BunsenLabs, but the artwork is lowercase (which looks nice and is easier to type)

#4 Re: Development » RELEASED: BunsenLabs 8.1 (Hydrogen) Live ISO 32 & 64 bit (alpha2) » 2015-08-17 00:07:57


just installed it on an old non-pae laptop with usb. works very nice and looks beautyful!

ran the welcome script.. printer support did not install

I see there is a lot in the menu that asks if to be installed and some more obscure stuff in the BL-welcome script.
combine the both? then clean the menu? (I can do this myself, but there are a lot of options in the menu.)

apt-get installed libreoffice gimp inkscape. the install options get deleted from the menu. nice.

else.. there is a dedicated help section in the menu. and some help-options in the submenus. may be confusing.

sorry if I repeated stuff. did not read the whole thread.

thanks A TON for creating this folks!

will make a second install on my main machine and test some more.

#5 Re: Development » RELEASED: BunsenLabs 8.1 (Hydrogen) Live ISO 32 & 64 bit (alpha2) » 2015-08-16 15:29:39

damo wrote:
ohnonot wrote:

The Conky and Tint2 choosers could need a 3rd button "Apply" - it's a little annoying having to re-open the chooser everytime I want to look at a different setup.

Sorry, I missed this comment first time round.

It's a zenity dialog issue - only 1 or 2 buttons are possible AFAICS.
Aren't "Apply" and "Close" buttons enough? The "Cancel" can always be the "X" in the window manager's titlebar...
unfortunately i know nothing about zenity or yad...

yep, this bugged me, too.
IMO the best way would be to get an instant effect when you set a cross or click on a conky or tint2 theme and just autosave the last setting. just like in the OB-config- manager. then you would not even need apply or cancel button. to me this is the most modern and intuitive way to use such menus.

another thing.. keyboard configuration chooser in the live session like in cb live was supercool. two clicks and I had my german keyboard. I am struggling on the live system now to find all the right glyphs on my keyboard

I loved the small calendar when you click on the clock. plans to implement that? - an editable calendar would be even nicer, but the small one was good enough to find what weekday some date is.

else.. very very nice.

#6 Re: Ideas & Suggestions » BunsenLabs logo - ideas » 2015-02-19 18:08:52

^ pixely goodness. yay

hm, is it just me, or..? this rack with the test-tubes kinda reminds me of the #sign.. big_smile

andale mono.. for the all caps logo, maybe a little more spacing. It looks very pretty on the two line logo. and I like your choice of colors!

I will see what I can put together, I got a ton of free fonts to play with. I think about something slightly wider..

some other thin elegant  font is Raleway.
check this site, they have some excellent open source fonts:
ah, they have new stuff.. the new League Spartan.. a nice opensource Futura clone at last

edit.. I like the collaborative workflow in this thread smile so awesome!

#7 Re: Ideas & Suggestions » BunsenLabs logo - ideas » 2015-02-19 13:10:24

I like to think first about a representation that works with plain text as well and still gives a visual mark.
the ^ symbol is also used for depicting fire in some rogue-like games that work with ascii only. I think it fits the bill. and I do like full caps.

your #15 looks good. Thinner Font is def. better. And reduce the spacing between L and a in Labs a tiny little bit.
The fatter fonts above need less spacing to look a littler tighter. in my opinion.

playing with the burner as a letter does not work too good. I would abandon that idea.

I would def. go full caps in the logo, so the ^ is more integrated with the heigth of the other letters. .

Bunsen^Labs   ---    BUNSEN^LABS

#8 Re: Ideas & Suggestions » BunsenLabs logo - ideas » 2015-02-19 12:29:06

demo's #6 works best as logo/symbol, because it is simple enough, but the text under the vessel needs some more work. all the others have too many elements. first font used is ok, the other ones look still a bit uninspired. photorealistic flame is a nono.

brontosaurusrex' pixel approach is nice. I like the bunsen part with that white pixel, the outlined "lab" part not so much

it does not do good to a logo to try to show a bunsen burner and a swirl and a flame and a mad scientist and his one-eyed cat and what not. too much. don't over-illustrate the name, create an abstraction and keep it simple fellas.. wink 
no offense intended, just my 2¢

here's my take on the problem.. I was trying to find a abstraction for the vessel and the flame and to get it in one line:


 /  \   
BUNSEN                  < I like this



BUNSEN/\LABS        < ..getting there..


BUNSEN^LINUX         < yep. 






the last one would it be for me. with thin or regular simple sans-serif font please. not bold.
I like the second in the code-block as basic sign as well.

#9 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Distro-hoppers Anonymous » 2015-02-15 09:36:02

adcomp seems to release madbox only on the LTS releases of Ubuntu, which makes sense to me. nice little minimal distro. adcomp also used to be active on this forum a long time ago.

unfortunetaly, the new madbox14.04 is PAE only.. sad -- the older 12.04 was a very small image and was non-PAE and still has some support time left. runs well on older machines. bare essentials are enough for most old netbooks (music, browsing, editor, terminal, pdf) - I only added abiword to open and edit documents.

#10 Re: Feedback & Suggestions » The Beginning. » 2015-02-11 03:41:49

name suggestion.. lets keep it simple and classy. lets have a four letter name for each release. there are tons of them and most of them are good.

#11 Re: Feedback & Suggestions » The End ... The Beginning ... And THE NEW NAME » 2015-02-10 03:08:31

hm. it is pretty darn hard to come up with a better simple and yet interesting sign/logo than #!
perfection has been reached here..

coming up with obsidian as being basic and useful is nice, but does not really cut it. tongue but way better than bunsen for sure.

but if you really want to call it obsidian.. give it a logo that is not just an upside-down teardrop. that obsidian tools had edge..

but anyway.. if there is a  community effort to keep crunchbang around, this is awesome and the name should be the least problem.

#12 Re: Feedback & Suggestions » The End ... The Beginning ... And THE NEW NAME » 2015-02-10 02:47:32

oh, what is going on here..? LIKE IT!

preserve the #! look and feel..there where tons of distros inspired by #! and thought they could improve it, but it was always too much IMO..

for the  name... papanominal said we should not call it #!/crunchbang.. yet lets keep it close from what we are coming from.

a little cruch or bang in the name won't hurt. especially if this forum stays as a place where we met and meet and love what corenominal made.

#13 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » My Computers have been stolen » 2015-02-06 16:39:56

^ I live in a bigger city and do not know each shady person around and have no interested in investigating and meeting them.. that is the job of the police. I gave them a good description of the guy I saw two days before.

luckily my friends have no unusual appetite for violence and I am not flicking blades at anyone, cause this might get me or my friends in serious trouble.. I call that normal civilized behavior. - the thief is outside of that sphere, but I am not gonna follow him there.

but thanks anyway for your kind babble and the rest of advice. wink my next computer is gonna be encrypted, and I will certainly install something to locate it incase I might lose it somehow.

thank you all for your support. this really made me feel confident and strong and put a smile on my face. after my private space was violated, this is something very important.

you are great people!

#14 Re: News & Announcements » The end. » 2015-02-06 13:48:19

this is sad news. THANK YOU for all you have created. still loving the distro ad the forum since I popped in in 2009. great that the forum will stay. apart from the distro being excellent, the forum and the community excels.

all the best to you and your family.

#15 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » My Computers have been stolen » 2015-02-05 17:44:32

yes, thought about that too, but there is no ciritical information. emails are all on webserver, and I changed all passwords for email, ebay as the very first step and informed my bank that someone might have my account number(not the pin ofcourse), CV etc.. I will check the local pawn shops as well. we have quite a few in this part of town. they are also the place to go if your bike was stolen.

I guess the thief was just a junkie who does not care bout my data, but you never know what the people can do who buy the stuff.

#16 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » My Computers have been stolen » 2015-02-05 15:33:42

well, went to the cops.. had even evidence he must have touched (powerplug and the mouse he left me and a bag with cds) - they didnt care so much. the first police station I went, the cop just showed me his schedule and told me to come back on monday... went to another station and spent 2 hrs there.
so I also missed my bus to berlin to meet friends there.

yeah, did not encrypt, but have had password at least. junkie for sure, met a shady guy two days before in our garden. sure it was him. 2 minutes for him, so he can buy some drugs for a week - and months of saving for me. this was my working equipment. I am pretty much in trouble without it.

no insurance. poor artist.

it was stolen while I was in our community room meters away, doing free work, printing bags for benefit for our local underground-music-venue.

#17 Off Topic / General Chat » My Computers have been stolen » 2015-02-05 11:31:46

Replies: 18

well, 2 laptops have been stolen from my room yesterday.
as a designer, this is pretty devastating.

any ideas what to do?
changed passwords, went to the bank, will go to the cops now.
any more ideas what steps to take?

I dont have cash to buy a new one, which sucks hard.

karma will get this thief.

this is what was stolen from me:

black acer travelmate 5740 with 250gb hd (instead of factory 500), dual core 4gb ram, microphone   and usb ports on the right side are disabled, little nick top-left on the screen casing.

the other one is a HP with a floral pattern on the screen lid. black keyboard, silver siding around it, 3gb ram, 500mb hdd

both stolen in germany on 4.feb 2015.

#19 Re: Introductions » Good morning, good afternoon or good evening ;D » 2015-01-31 13:59:55

1. develop a new electronic device  - check.
2. write a program that says "Hello World" - check.
3. play Doom.

#20 Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » is my ram consumption normal? » 2015-01-31 13:33:50

Replies: 5

after boot, my system is up to 170mb. with only iceweasel and no tab open yet, I arrive at 440mb.. Is that too much?

#21 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » What are some cool things I can burn onto spare CDs and DVDs? » 2015-01-20 20:08:38

a mix-CD with your favourite music and a selfmade cover are still a great present to a person you love. this will never go out of style.

for dvd's.. you can do the same with your favourite movies..

ofcourse, I assume that you are a FOSS afficionado, and that all the rare, great and weird music and movies you love is ofcourse underground, (cc) licensensed and hard to find, thus totally worth being legally given away on your spare cds/dvds.

edit.. wohhoo.. this is my post #1000! --- time for champagne!  {)

#22 Re: Feedback & Suggestions » i486 iso is over 700m But most older PCs do not have a DVD drive » 2014-08-18 11:00:38

hi leegold and welcome to the crunchbang forums! - please use the search function (magnifying glass in the top right corner) and browse the Help&Support threads before you start a new thread about a question that might have been answered before.

this question came up quite a lot, so there is a Sticky in the Help&Support section that will solve your problem:

see this thread for a cd-version that works great for me with old computers..
download: … g-lite.iso

it is crunchbang11 with some programs removed. read the thread to see which ones. menu stays original, so you have to install the programs that wont start when you click on them or remove the menu entries.

enjoy crunchbang!

#23 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » What distros are optimized for speed? » 2014-07-13 12:45:35

given you have enough ram, just use any distro that boots with a "toram" parameter if you want the maximum speed possible. since booting up takes significantly more time depending on the software included, you will want a small distribution where you can choose exactly the software you want.. slitaz, porteus a minimal debian install and the like.. can't help about the occasional bug, though.

#24 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Hard drive full and can't login » 2014-06-02 11:52:07

then go and delete all those outdated linux .iso files that you collected in your last distro-hopping-frenzy  big_smile

#25 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Hard drive full and can't login » 2014-06-02 11:24:00

yup. then go and clean the trashbin and then clean up your files.. sometimes logfiles grow really big and take up a lot of space.

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