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#1 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » [SOLVED] Wireless woes » 2014-01-30 01:59:23

pdc
[  188.333900] cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain
[  188.386701] cfg80211: World regulatory domain updated:
[  188.386709] cfg80211:     (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp)
[  188.386716] cfg80211:     (2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[  188.386722] cfg80211:     (2457000 KHz - 2482000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[  188.386728] cfg80211:     (2474000 KHz - 2494000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[  188.386733] cfg80211:     (5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[  188.386739] cfg80211:     (5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[  196.213456] usbcore: registered new interface driver rt2800usb

Well we know the Wi-Fi radios are operating via this 8 lines from dmesg

The cfg80211 lines are setting up the Wi-Fi (802.11) radios...
....Checking what part of the world it is operating in (regulatory domain)...so it can assign the right channels at the right frequencies
....Then starting 3 channels in the 2.4 GHz range and 2 channels in the 5 GHz range
....Then the usb thingy that seems to register the generic rt2800 driver

BUT then there ain't no wlan0 assigned that should then enable DHCP to get an IP address...dunno why...

#3 Re: CrunchBang Talk » Your CrunchBang Linux system » 2014-01-28 14:23:48

pdc

Still Creakin' Along Desktop

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (Cooled by Corsair Hydro H50)
MoBo: MSI 890FXA-GD70
RAM: 8GB G.SKILL (4 x 2GB) DDR3 1600
GPU: NVIDIA GT218 [GeForce 210]
PSU: Corsair TX850W
HDD(s): 1-500GB, ST | 2-1TB WDs | 1-320GB WD
Case: CoolerMaster ATX Mid Tower
Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 2343 BWX (2048x1152)
OS: Crunchbang Linux 64bit primary...others: eOS/VSIDO/MX-14/MEPIS

#4 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » [Unsolved/Closed]Wired / Wireless Network Problem » 2014-01-25 13:55:50

pdc
Flippy wrote:

#pdc
I have a router between the ethernet hole in the wall and the computers. I do not know if I have a DHCP server on it. Oh wait, I think it is a switch, TL-SF1005D from TP link. Well this got awkward.

Whooops. That is definitely a problem.  BUT, you still may have a router somewhere upstream of the 'ethernet hole in the wall' right? If you can find out who owns that, I guess you could get them to turn on DHCP...but you're better off putting in your own...on your side of the 'ethernet hole in the wall.'

TP Link makes a nice wired-only router, too...that's what I'm using TL-R860 (though, I'm sure there is a newer version).

#5 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » [Unsolved/Closed]Wired / Wireless Network Problem » 2014-01-25 13:04:50

pdc

This output makes sense. Your DHCP request is being sent (DHCPDISCOVER). But you are not getting any offers (DHCPOFFERS) of IP addresses from the DHCP server on the ethernet. That's consistent with your first post's output of 'ifconfig' which shows 28 packets being sent (TX) but none received (RX).

Basically this means that your DHCP client seems to be working but the DHCP server out there on the wired network is NOT.

Usually, the DHCP server is on a router on the wired network. Do you have such a router? It should have the DHCP server running by default.

#6 Off Topic / General Chat » Finally...bitcoin explained...Marc Andreessen » 2014-01-23 13:51:13

pdc
Replies: 7

Bitcoin is easily the most misunderstood technology topic I have seen in a long time (say 20 years). Almost everything I've read in the press (business & trade) has been wrong...at least according to Marc Andreessen (and I agree with him after reading this).

He does an amazing job in this NYTimes article at explaining the far-reaching impact of bitcoin. I can almost guarantee it ain't what you think...
http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/01/21/ … logs&_r=1&

#7 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » ADeskBar : application launcher for openbox » 2014-01-22 12:29:40

pdc

On a stock Waldorf install, I've been using Adeskbar with no issues with using both 'Autohide' and 'Always Visible' options over the past two months on stock Waldorf install. If it helps, here are my software specs to compare with your situation.

Adeskbar -- Version: 0.4-3
Graphics -- GLX Version: 3.3.0 NVIDIA proprietary driver 331.20
Overall: Kernel: 3.2.0-4-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Openbox 3.5.0 Distro: CrunchBang Linux waldorf
Config file: ~.config/adeskbar/default.cfg (minus the launchers section):

## ADeskBar config
[CONFIG]
tooltips=True
fade_hidden=False
icon_space=10
background_gradient_color=#BFB3B3
icons_effects=3
show_border=1
smooth_hide=0
background_color=#454545
bar_size=100
rounded_corner=45
bar_style=2
fixed_mode=False
icon_size=40
reserve_space=False
hidden_size=1
opacity=0
fixed_size=100.0
border_color=#313335
padding=4
zoom_factor=1.1
keep_below=False
offset_pos=4
bg_color_sub=#EEEEEE
border_color_sub=#7F7F7F
align=center
timer=1
bg_gradient=True
auto_hide=1
auto_raise=1
offset_align=0
position=left
fake_trans=False

#10 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » What do you say when you don't know what to say » 2014-01-18 19:47:58

pdc

That's more like it is than it was before, isn't it?

#11 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » [Solved] Cannot create #! bootable USB » 2014-01-16 12:26:54

pdc

Crazy shot in the dark. The #! .iso is supposed to be isohybrid, but maybe something is wrong with the way that is being created.

If you're not completely out of patience, you could try manually applying isohybrid [.iso filename] from the command line and then using dd.

EDIT: explanation of isohybrid here

#13 Re: Artwork & Screenshots » January 2014 Screenshot Thread » 2014-01-15 13:29:20

pdc
Snap wrote:

ACYL is nice, but for certain reason I still didn't figured out it screws up my dual head settings. The second screen goes blank.

Using Clarity which is even simpler, a combination of AwOken and Token. here Recent update Aug-13. Maybe that won't mess with your 2nd monitor?

#14 Re: Artwork & Screenshots » January 2014 Screenshot Thread » 2014-01-15 12:10:14

pdc
Snap wrote:

@ Elder.

Hey Elder. I'm trying to use the Token icons, but keeping the Crunchbang-dark for the system tray, as I saw you did in former screenshots. Not working very good for now. Keep on trying.

Any tips on accomplishing this? Thanks!

...lurking on Elder's reply to you, Snap. Couldn't figure out how to get Token to be recognized by lxappearance at all...really like the Token icon set but using ACYL in the meantime.

I'm still kind of a dunce in the icon area...like getting all the apps to pick up the icon set selected by lxappearance seems like a blackhole wrapped in an enigma (to me at least).

#15 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Laptop randomly shutting off, no reboot » 2014-01-15 02:50:59

pdc

Sometimes when the battery is really old, long after it has stopped holding a charge, the laptop will spontaneously shutdown even though the laptop is plugged into power. I know you have a Toshiba but I had this happen to me when I had a Dell laptop. I thought it might be the power supply, but when I replaced the battery the problem was solved.

#16 Re: Artwork & Screenshots » January 2014 Screenshot Thread » 2014-01-12 16:03:33

pdc
ElderV.LaCoste wrote:

@Geezer - Beautiful!  Here's mine for the new year (ironically it's an old theme from last year ha).  Fluxbox/Tint2/Pithos/4 Conkys:

http://s22.postimg.org/tly327y3x/2014_01_10_1389334907_1368x768_scrot.jpg  http://s27.postimg.org/4vhmlj7bj/2014_01_10_1389334851_1368x768_scrot.jpg

Elder, fabulous icons...modified Clarity?..or where from? What launcher? Exquisite.

#17 Re: Artwork & Screenshots » January 2014 Screenshot Thread » 2014-01-12 15:58:42

pdc
cloverskull wrote:

@pdc that bg is about 15 mins from my house!

Man, you are lucky to be so close to that perch. SF is a great city.
Outside of Boston, I'm looking out at 6" of hard-pack dirty looking snow that's melted and refrozen for the past month.

Where I found the wallpaper...here

#18 Re: Artwork & Screenshots » January 2014 Screenshot Thread » 2014-01-11 17:35:36

pdc
damo wrote:

@pdc

I'd like to see what you do with it smile

Simplified for my situation...
2014_01_11_1389459426_2048x1152_scrot.png

2014_01_11_1389459628_2048x1152_scrot.png
-Upped the alpha on the lua: graph_fg_color and graph_bg_color
-Changed conky color 1 to #B0C4DE Light Steel Blue to show better on my wallpapers
-Removed GPU stuff
-Conky CPU temp wasn't working for me so changed the line to: ${exec sensors | grep ^temp1 | tail -n 1 |awk '{print $2}'} and added override_utf8_locale yes

Will add the 2nd feed conky later

Thanks again, damo.

#19 Re: Artwork & Screenshots » January 2014 Screenshot Thread » 2014-01-11 03:28:44

pdc
damo wrote:

@pdc

Download conkys from my Dropbox here

The gauges were meant to go against a dark background (December screenshots), but they work well with the planets in the wallpaper imo.

The main conky is combined code based on londonali's AirClock and conky_orange_4cpu from gnome-look
GPU gauge needs ${nvidia temp}; font is Dustismo

(If you haven't done this before -  change the lua_load and the ${image} paths to yours, as well as those in "#disks text" of course)

The rss conky is from colorpixels here

Many thanks, damo.

#20 Re: Artwork & Screenshots » January 2014 Screenshot Thread » 2014-01-10 12:05:38

pdc
damo wrote:

Thought I'd try someone else's wallpaper for a change..

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/53293420/cb-gallery/screenshots/scrot-dirty-20140108-th.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/53293420/cb-gallery/screenshots/scrot-clean-20140108-th.jpg

Openbox theme is "Winter"
Wallpaper (edited) from here
GTK theme is Mediterranean Dark
Terminal colours modified from Solarized

Damo...gotta have that conky! What is it?

#21 Re: Artwork & Screenshots » Yet another OB theme (Seasonal) » 2014-01-08 20:02:22

pdc

Nice theme, Damo. Using it.
-Paul C., new crunchbanger

#24 Re: CrunchBang Talk » Setting Up a Static IP Address » 2014-01-02 13:21:09

pdc

If your laptop is connected to your router, then it is likely getting its address automatically via DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol). Routers use NAT (Network Address Translation) as form of first-level firewall to translate the Big Internet address handed out by the ISP to the router itself into Private Internet addresses for the devices in your house.

You can usually 'reserve' one of those addresses permanently in the router. This method varies from router to router, but should be easily find-able once you login to your router's settings panel. To login, just enter the IP address of your router into your browser and you will be presented with a login screen. Most default router IP addresses are either 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1, unless you have change the defaults for your router. Using this method, you don't need to make any changes to the 'client' machine, whether it is a Mac, Windows, or Linux machine.

Otherwise, you can make the change at the machine itself...usually, by disabling DHCP and entering a static IP address. You still need to be sure that you are assigning an address that is not already in use by some other machine, though, because your router is still handing out addresses willy nilly via DHCP to any other machine requesting one. You can see what addresses are already connected via the router. Most routers have a LAN status section that will show you what IP address and MAC addresses are currently connected. If you do assign an address that is already in use, you will usually get an error message somewhere and can just reboot the machine that is the duplicate and it will usually fetch another via DHCP from the router.

In answer to your question re: the ISP, all of the steps listed above DO NOT require you to contact your ISP. Unless you have requested multiple IP addresses from them directly, the ISPs routers hand you (or your router) a single Big Internet IP address when requested via DHCP. That is all they know...or need to know

#25 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Lenovo Ideapad z585 - Live CD will not boot » 2014-01-01 14:27:16

pdc

@Sicks3144,

After looking around on both google and this forum, it is clear that this machine has some interesting issues re: booting linux live cds, etc. Seems to be widely reported, but everyone's solution is...well...different.

As with many complex problems, you need to be clear about what you want. Are you looking to:

1. Dual boot with W7/W8 and Crunchbang
2. Wipe everything and just install Crunchbang
3. Wipe everything and partition the HDD for multiple distros

If you let the forum know where you are headed, others (who are more knowledgeable than me) about UEFI will likely chime in.

In the meantime, here is a response worth reading from a guy on this forum (ew) who seems to spend a lot of time with both Windows and Linux re: this kind of problem:

http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic. … 98#p314498

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