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#1 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » i686 and amd64 » 2014-06-26 08:59:30


apt-get dist-upgrade does not seem to do anything. I have actually figured out that the issue occurs with "dpkg --add-architecture i386".
After I do that and update it throws the error:

 update-initramfs: failed for /boot/initrd.img-3.14-1-amd64 with 1.
dpkg: error processing package initramfs-tools (--configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.19-4) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

#2 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » i686 and amd64 » 2014-06-25 00:47:45

@pvsage, @uname

I am downloading steam from the website. In order of things, I download steam_latest.deb the run these in order:

dpkg --add-architecture i386
apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
dpkg -i steam_latest.deb
apt-get install -f

Then when I open steam it asks to download the lib-mesa drivers and that message would be prompted in the background saything that is was going to remove all those programs. It actually has removed all those programs twice now. I have done clean installs both times.

#3 Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » i686 and amd64 » 2014-06-24 18:56:48

Replies: 7

Hello, I have a pretty powerful machine. I was recently running i686 with steam and everything worked like a dream. I have an 64bit system so I decided, why not switch to amd64 debian unstable. After doing so I am trying to install steam and whenever I get the dependencies of i383 to download. It deletes every thing I have installed on the system.

The following actions will resolve these dependencies:

      Remove the following packages:         
1)      geany                                
2)      i3                                   
3)      i3-wm                                
4)      i3lock                               
5)      iceweasel                            
6)      libcairo2                            
7)      libegl1-mesa                         
8)      libfm-gtk4                           
9)      libgbm1                              
10)     libgtk2.0-0                          
11)     libllvm3.4                           
12)     libpango1.0-0                        
13)     libpangocairo-1.0-0                  
14)     libreoffice                          
15)     libreoffice-avmedia-backend-gstreamer
16)     libreoffice-base                     
17)     libreoffice-base-core                
18)     libreoffice-base-drivers             
19)     libreoffice-calc                     
20)     libreoffice-core                     
21)     libreoffice-draw                     
22)     libreoffice-impress                  
23)     libreoffice-math                     
24)     libreoffice-report-builder-bin       
25)     libreoffice-writer                   
26)     libsexy2                             
27)     libxatracker2                        
28)     pcmanfm                              
29)     python3-uno                          
30)     xchat                                
31)     xserver-xorg-video-all               
32)     xserver-xorg-video-vmware

My question is: Is it worth it to stay as amd64 or should I just switch my system back to i686? Also, is there anyway around this massive removal of programs?

#4 Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Radeon Driver Question » 2014-03-08 17:50:26

Replies: 5

I know there are a ton of radeon install help thread on this forum. But I do not need help installing it. My only question is:

For a HD Radeon 6770 Series gfx card, is it better to have the ATI driver or the AMD Catalyst driver.

I have come to realize that ati-dri depends on mesa-libgl, and catalyst cannot run with mesa-libgl (so it says).

#5 Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » Partitioning Question » 2014-02-23 19:43:21

Replies: 7

When partitioning, Should / or /home be more space?

#6 Off Topic / General Chat » Arch vs #! » 2014-02-20 06:45:38

Replies: 16

I know the main differences between Arch and CrunchBang via installation and compiling and such. But I wanted to know the main benefits between the two. Why Arch, or why CrunchBang (although I know this is the #! forums tongue). I love CrunchBang but I have always been curious about Arch. Anyone got any good info?

#7 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » [Solved] pavucontrol and network manager applet wont launch » 2014-02-20 05:54:13

Sorry for the late reply, I was just going to suggest if that is what you needed to do. tongue I know when I came across problems like that I had to use autoremove or sometimes i have to even use the command sudo apt-get purge example*

#8 Re: CrunchBang Talk » Being a poweruser » 2014-02-19 23:33:49

I wanted to say thank you to everyone for replying. It is so nice of you to put your effort into helping me, CrunchBang has a fantastic community. As for all of your suggestions I am going to probably give them all a try. I really want to learn so much about this stuff it excites me talking about it and I have always thought of developing my own Linux OS. So I am going to check out gentoo, how to make my own email servers, and all that fun stuff and move from there. This thread will always be a reference of what I should try to do next so thank you so much again everyone!

#9 Re: CrunchBang Talk » Being a poweruser » 2014-02-18 15:36:56

Thank you for all the suggestions. And I am actually a computer science major right now, currently a Sophomore in college. So I am learning all about java and digital design right now. I just want to know so much, so again thank you all for the suggestions smile

#10 Re: CrunchBang Talk » Being a poweruser » 2014-02-18 06:37:54

frustratedtech wrote:

Best thing to do is figure out what you want to do and make it work.

Example, setup a web server and email server.

You will find some things easy and others not. But all info you get as you search for fixes will be very helpful in other Linux adventures.

Thank you for the reply. And that actually sounds nice, I will definitely try that!

#11 CrunchBang Talk » Being a poweruser » 2014-02-18 05:08:59

Replies: 21


I have been using Linux since about October of last year. I have always been a computer person and I can honestly say this is the best decision for computers I have ever made. With that being said, I have always been interested in knowing everything I can and hopefully becoming a master at computers. (Although I know there is literally too much information and new information is always being created. But you get the gist.)  Everything from coding, to software, to hardware, to hacking, so being what is called a poweruser. But to accomplish this I need some help if I may ask.

What are some good references of learning these things, and being able to run a Linux OS just simply by commands and being a poweruser?

Sorry for the long post, but I appreciate any replies smile

#12 Re: CrunchBang Talk » File Browser » 2014-02-07 08:17:15

machinebacon wrote:

You will hear SpaceFM and pcmanfm to be mentioned, both should have tabs. Personally, I prefer mc (midnight commander) for its two-pane view. It's a console application.
There are other light file managers in the repos: gentoo, xfm, xfe, bsc with little dependencies as X applications, ranger and vifm as console apps.

Thank you for your response. I just checked out all of them and pcmanfm is exactly what I am looking for!

#13 CrunchBang Talk » File Browser » 2014-02-07 08:01:04

Replies: 10

What are all of your opinions on a good, light-weight file browser. Preferebly one with tabs. I am thinking of changing mine.

#14 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » VPN's » 2014-01-04 19:03:35

Thank you for the reply. Do you know how one could go hosting it yourself? Would I have to buy a VPN or could I somehow get a free one or make one?

#15 Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » VPN's » 2014-01-04 08:50:38

Replies: 4

What is the easiest way to set up VPN's on #! and does anyone know where to find some good gateways?

#16 Re: CrunchBang Talk » Best Audio Manager? » 2013-12-22 07:49:20

@pvsage no I actually have not, I will go take a look at that now. Thank you!

#17 CrunchBang Talk » Best Audio Manager? » 2013-12-21 19:27:13

Replies: 3

I am trying to get ALSA but it isn't working out too well, I hate pulseaudio, so what are some of  your opinions on the best Audio Manager?

#18 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Please Help (Monitor Issue) » 2013-12-09 21:20:30

dbvolvox wrote:

There have been some recent updates to X which have caused problems for some with Radeon 6000 series cards so it may be related to that?

Yeah possibly, as long as it is fixed now though I am happy!

#19 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Please Help (Monitor Issue) » 2013-12-09 05:37:03

Well no one helped me anyways... But I somehow fixed it. I figured out that it was not a monitor issue, but a gfx card issue, and maybe plugging my monitor into another pc helped the monitors sake and then after replugging it back into my pc it worked. I might be talking to myself but whatever lol xD

#20 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Please Help (Monitor Issue) » 2013-12-07 23:38:39

Additional Info:

I think it might be a monitor issue. Because when I turn on the computer my Acer doesn't even display the start up information or BIOS. It starts to display after #! has loaded and asks me for my login.

#21 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » [solved]Volume Control » 2013-12-07 23:17:17

I don't know if this well help but what you can try is going to terminal and then putting this in

 lspci -v | grep Audio 

And then once it tells you what your audio device is you could find and select it in the Output Devices in your volume control and see if that works!

#22 Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Please Help (Monitor Issue) » 2013-12-07 18:52:06

Replies: 4

I have been running CrunchBang Waldorf for a while now and have been having no problems. I have the AMD gfx card drivers installed and steam and game have been running great. But thismorning I booted up my computer and my main monitor wasnt displaying anything. I plugged a different monitor in to find out that there is something weird going on with my main monitor. It is stuck at 640x480 and wont let me switch it back. In the ARandR screen layout editor i noticed it changed from DVI-1 to DFP-3. Does anyone know a fix? I tried some xorg.config stuff but it isnt working.

Ps. I have a AMD HD Radeon 6700 Series and an Acer AL2216W 22"


#23 Re: CrunchBang Talk » Why do you use #!Crunchbang » 2013-11-26 17:33:42

I use CrunchBang because I want to learn more. I am actually a new linux user (only about a month and a half under my belt now) but I have always been into computers and actually persuing my computer science masters degree. I became very interested with linux and saw that on CrunchBang you could customize everything and make it do pretty much anything, and that is what sold me. It took me until after I downloaded it to realize how lightweight it is which made me love it more.

#24 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Crunchbang with KDE? » 2013-11-26 17:30:58

I wish I read this before I went distro hopping to Debian KDE. I did not have a network manager after the download and getting my wireless to work was such a hassle. Then (even on my pretty fast computer) everything started to get slow. I am now happy that I am using #! again.

#25 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » Tint2 Help » 2013-11-18 05:59:27

I know this is probably a noob question... But what all does Tint2 do? What features does it allow you to edit?

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