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#2 Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Can someone help me with Gwibber? » 2011-05-10 19:44:19

red devil
Replies: 3

Hi everyone,
I'm returning to Crunchbang after a long time away from Linux and computers in general and so far I'm very impressed with Statler which I have running on my Acer laptop.
However, I can't seem to get Gwibber to connect to either my Twitter or my Facebook account. It's the version of Gwibber from the repositories, and every time I run it I get an error message as follows:

HTTPError: HTTP Error 401: Unauthorised

How can I get round this?
Hope someone can help,
Thanks in advance

#3 Re: CrunchBang Talk » Openbox vs XFCE? » 2010-03-25 13:55:53

Zwopper  saide:
"I used to be an XFCE-fan, but OpenBox has proven to be more efficient and less "in my way" ."

+1. It's Openbox for me for its simplicity and easy customisation.

#4 Re: CrunchBang Talk » Favourite Muppet? » 2010-03-22 15:30:10

My boss is a bit of a Muppet, but I wouldn't want to name CrunchBang after him.
I vote for Fozzie. Cool hat.

#6 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Our hobbies » 2009-12-08 16:26:13

My hobbies include standing in the cold, wind and rain watching my son play football, sitting on hard wooden benches in boiling hot halls watching my son and daughter practise karate, and getting completely over-stimulated watching noisy animated 3D movies, again with my kids.
Following on from bobobex and her Oriental self-defence classes, I thought I might take up Hiya Kiddo, the little-known Liverpudlian martial art.
Oh, and I love photography, crime novels and BBC nature documentaries.

#7 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Music player (iPod substitute) suggestions, anyone? » 2009-12-07 20:17:30

I don't own a separate MP3 music player, I just use my Nokia N96 (although I think there's an old Sansa E270 kicking around the house somewhere and I seem to recall that worked well with any Linux distro).
I've got the same reservations about iTunes (both the software and the store) so I use Amazon's excellent DRM-free MP3 download service. There's a .Deb version of their downloader software which works well in Ubuntu and, after a bit of faffing, in CrunchBang too. The songs are very reasonably priced, there are bazillions to choose from, and they can be copied on to any/as many devices as you like without the hassle you get with iTunes songs.
So, support Amazon because they're supporting us Open Source fans!

#9 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Dust composes into nothing. » 2009-09-21 08:11:38

Awebb wrote:

So of more than fifty viewers, the only one daring to answer is underestimating the intentions to create prosa due to the casual mondane banality of the human society?

Are you surprised? I don't come here to be depressed or reminded of the banality of human existence - I come here for technical help, for the sense of community, for some occasional, much-needed laughs and to try to expand my knowledge.
Get some sunshine on your face, drink a fine wine, read an inspirational book - and do try to cheer up. wink

#10 Off Topic / General Chat » FOR SALE: Dell Latitude X1 ultraportable laptop - UK ONLY » 2009-09-19 11:38:05

red devil
Replies: 4

Hi guys,

I'm trying to raise some money to buy an Apple MacBook Pro so I have reluctantly decided to offer my Dell Latitude X1 laptop for sale to UK-only forum members.

I would have put it on eBay but I've had such a bad experience with Nigerian scammers on the site that I'm only viewing that as a last resort.

Anyway, the X1 - you could call it one of the first netbooks because it's tiny. It has a lovely, wide-aspect 12.1inch WXGA display with a matte finish. The screen is flawless.

The processor is a 1.1GHz Intel Centrino Pentium M 733. There's 512MB of RAM and the hard disk is 30GB.

There's an Intel/PRO Wireless adaptor on board which works with pretty much every Linux distro I've tried - and works especially well with CrunchBang 9.04, which is the current OS on the X1. Plus, there's a slot for an ethernet adaptor and there's also built-in Bluetooth.

The X1 has a front-based SD card slot, a side-mounted Compact Flash slot, a Firewire slot and VGA-out slot, plus two USB slots - one of which accepts the included external Dell CDRW/DVD drive.

The X1 originally came with Windows XP Home included and I still have all the original install discs and software/driver discs which will be included in the purchase price.

This laptop has been very well looked-after, there are only a couple of very feint marks on the lid - the case is a brushed-metallic grey colour which matches the external CDRW/DVD.

The 3-cell battery works fine, although you'll only get an hour and a bit out of it, so I recommend buying a 6-cell - they're widely available, cost about £35 and give you more than 3 hours of use.

The keyboard on the X1 is a joy to use - it has just the right amount of feel and, even though the X1 is a small laptop, there's still enough spacing to make it perfectly possible to input large amounts of text.

The original mains adaptor is also included in the sale, and I'll throw in a Kensington USB travel mouse, which comes in its own little bag.

Over the last few years this laptop has worked beautifully with CrunchBang, Zenwalk and PC LinuxOS and, as I stated earlier, it currently runs CrunchBang 9.04. I've been using a 3 mobile broadband dongle (Huawei E220) with it to get online while I'm out and about - it works really well.

I'm very fond of this laptop, so I'm hoping to get reasonable, sensible offers - it originally cost me close to £1100 a few years ago. Initially I'll take offers from anyone who is interested rather than laying down a fixed price. If I don't think the highest bid is reasonable, I reserve the right to withdraw the X1 from sale.

I would regard this laptop as being at least as good as some of the current crop of netbooks available, so that gives you a rough starting point for your bids.

PLEASE NOTE - I only want to sell this within the UK to avoid any Customs tax/parcel delivery problems. Once I have accepted a final offer from someone, I will find out exactly what the postage costs are and contact the successful bidder via PM to let them know how much to add on. Let's say we give this a week and see how we get on.

Thanks for your time - any questions, feel free to drop me a PM.

Red Devil

PS Before I posted this I sought out the permission/approval of corenominal, and he agreed it was fine to go ahead and use the forum in this way.

#12 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Usb Tv Tuner » 2009-09-15 18:52:30

I use a Terratec Cinergy DVB-T USB adaptor with Crunchbang and it works very well, and so far I've yet to find a program better than Kaffeine to handle the actually TV display and, unfortunately, that involves dragging down a lot of Kaffeine/KDE-related dependencies. If you don't mind the bloat, it's a good way to go.

#13 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Grub error: file not found » 2009-09-15 18:49:39

instructadict wrote:

OK, fixed but have another problem (Fixed by reinstalling with MBR on the SD card)
But the other problem is that my windows boot is messed up, it looks like grub was installed to my main HD tongue
So, I have an unbootable windows install, any fix?

You'll need to run your Windows install disc and select the option to fix the mbr just after it boots up

#14 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Your favorite movie? » 2009-09-13 09:30:25

Oops, forgot a few..

Pulp Fiction
The Matrix Trilogy
Night At The Museum  1 and 2
Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Westerns
Red Cliff
Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2
The Godfather collection
The Longest Day

.. and that makes 20! lol

And here's an interesting article from today's edition of The Times that may breathe new life into this most enjoyable thread: … 827963.ece

#15 Re: Introductions » Hello » 2009-09-12 16:40:57

Hi orion - and welcome to the forum, good to have you on board!
You are absolutely correct about doing things the #! Linux way rather than the Windows way - that's why this is one of the fastest-growing Linux distributions, and this forum is one of the friendliest places to hang out.

#16 Re: Introductions » Salutations, Comrades. » 2009-09-12 16:38:48

Welcome to the forum Nicholas - good to hear that CrunchBang is fitting your needs so well.

#17 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Graphics tablets with Crunchbang? » 2009-09-12 15:00:46

Wacom tablets work OK with Ubuntu/CrunchBang, but there are some config issues. For example, you're best to leave it unplugged (USB, presumably) until you need it, then just plug it in - if you leave it plugged in each time you start up, I've found the pen cursor tends to get really twitchy, for some bizarre reason. Just plugging in as required fixed this for me.

#18 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Stay or go? » 2009-09-11 08:20:45

As a Linux/FOSS blogger it's been my habit over the years to distro hop regularly but there are two main reasons why I'm now settled with CrunchBang.
Firstly, I've burned out three PCs (two desktops and a laptop) by constantly installing/re-installing distros in the last ten years, and I can't afford any more hardware.
And secondly - and more importantly - CrunchBang does everything I need it to do, so I can't see the point in constantly looking for something 'better' only to find that it's actually not better and then returning to CrunchBang.
I still download other distros and try to install them either as VirtualBox VMs or on a really slow, under-powered old Compaq desktop PC I got for £50 from a bloke at work - but I'm much more selective than I used to be and only try the ones that really interest me.
At the moment the old Compaq has Zenwalk 6.2 on it which, if I get a breather from work some time before the end of the year, I plan on reviewing for my blog.
So, for me it's CrunchBang and nothing else - I won't be wiping my (last, remaining, decent) HDD this autumn or for the foreseeable future. smile

#19 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » How to play Quicktime movies » 2009-09-03 16:38:37

This has become a really thorny issue. It used to be the case that Mplayer's Mozilla plugin always worked, playing the movie trailers on the Apple website.
Then recently I found it kept crashing my browser, so changed to VLC's plugin and that, too, worked for a while, then when I installed 9.04.01 it suddenly stopped working.
So, I switched to the Totem plugin, and that also worked for a while then stopped!
I suspect some underhanded jiggery-pokery by the Apple website devs that's stopping us Linuxers from watching the trailers - just suspect, can't prove anything.
The download/VLC option is one I haven't tried yet, so I'll give it a spin.

#20 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Need some help with Openbox/Conky... » 2009-09-02 15:22:11

Super+ Space - of course.. I rarely use keyboard shortcuts. Doh!

#21 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » How old are you? Where are you from? » 2009-09-02 13:20:45

Aquern wrote:

38, grew up near Boston, Massachusetts, now living near Hartford, Connecticut. (In the northeast of the USA for you foreign types. wink)

As CrunchBang's creator is English, and I'm English, that makes you, dear fellow CrunchBanger, the 'foreign type' in this particular forum!
ha! ha! lol

#23 Re: News & Announcements » New CrunchBang Linux Shop » 2009-09-02 12:57:49

My #! T-shirt just arrived today all the way from the US of A - and today's my birthday! Yay!

#24 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Post your rant! » 2009-09-02 10:03:27

Dentists - the desire to be one should prevent you from actually becoming one. Sadist, the lot of them.
See … w/page/13/

#25 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » What are you listening to right now ? » 2009-09-02 10:00:03

My pulse pounding very loudly in my head - I've just come back from the dentist... there was blood, lots of blood sad

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