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#1 Re: Help & Support (Stable) » [S] + d and conky » 2015-08-05 20:01:15

I have plain openbox with the following on my conkyrc:

background yes
use_xft yes
own_window yes
own_window_type desktop
own_window_transparent yes

when showing the desktop conky stays in plain sight (I use it as my date/clock ...)

hope it helps (i am not using debian)


#2 Re: News & Announcements » The end. » 2015-02-07 18:58:47

Thanks Corenominal for everything you have done!
Crunchbang has been much more than a distro for is really a sad moment...
Somehow part of me hopes it is not really happening while something in me understands the reasons behind your choice.

I don't have more words... just thanks a lot to you and Bobobex and my best wishes for the future...


#3 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » looking for lightweight distro with media player » 2012-01-10 22:36:21

try to stay away from slim
i heard it can eat all your music


#4 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » looking for lightweight distro with media player » 2012-01-10 22:15:22

not sure i understood what the requirements are...
what about a usb stick with openelec? (lightweight linux distro with only xbmc)


#5 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » [SOLVED] curiosity never killed a cat ... but pc sustained some damage » 2011-12-26 20:58:30

thanks so much guys,
I knew I could have counted on your help...
I think that the word I was looking for was ribbon cables.

anyway, I took the black plasticky thing in the socket for the keyboard ribbon cable and "convinced" it to go where used to be the black thingy in the connector for the soundcard.

I have no need for a keyboard, i actually removed also touchpad, monitor, HD, wifi, and some other things that I was not sure what they were.
I am running openelec on this, ( basically I need:
1 USB slot for a X10 remote,
1 USB slot for openelec itself
rj45 for lan
line out or spdif

if i need to do some hacking on it i can ssh into it, or if i really need i can plug a usb keyboard.

next task is to give it a shape a bit nicer than how it looks now (a heap of electronic junk)
today playing with my kid, I think I saw the solution coming...
it will look like a LEGO box ( will upload some pictures when i get done..if i ever complete it)

@pvsage I am still looking into the on/off button options (started a topic som time ago)


take care


#6 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » [SOLVED] curiosity never killed a cat ... but pc sustained some damage » 2011-12-25 22:24:36

sorry, didn't think about replacing the whole card... should have tried that...
I think I can still use the same soundcard if I "fix" the connection somehow.
I saw that the keyboard to motherboard connection was of the same type,
and since i don't need the keyboard I will try to scavenge the black part from this connection and use it for the soundcard...

the computer works, just tested it, never been so silent, big_smile

thanks for your help


#7 Off Topic / General Chat » [SOLVED] curiosity never killed a cat ... but pc sustained some damage » 2011-12-25 21:14:38

Replies: 6

with the holidays ahead and some wine in my blood, i decided to take the plunge and open up my laptop to replace a noisy fan.

so far so good, replacing the fan was ok, but i am afraid that i was a bit too nasty with the connection between the board and the small board where the jacks are.
please take a look at the (crappy) picture i took, as you can see, on one side the black plastic connector is missing this is because i didn't know if i had to rotate it flip it or pull it and so it basically got into pieces when i tried to undo it.


i don't know the name of what i broke, so i don't know what i am suppose to look for on the internet.
could someone tell me the name and possibly where i can get a replacement connection?

thanks a lot
and happy holidays


#9 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Another one bites the dust » 2011-12-07 21:06:31

take care Anonymous,

see you around and thanks for all your help


#10 Re: WM/DE Talk » Getting Started with Scrotwm? » 2011-12-07 21:01:54

funnily enough, I am right now playing around with scrotwm
and i can tell you that meta + h/l lets you decrease or increase your main area


#11 Re: News & Announcements » Moderator moving on » 2011-12-01 07:32:46

ciao Omns,

thanks for everything,

take care


#12 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » sharing thunderbird in windows, with icedove in #! » 2011-11-23 07:44:13

@ Digit,

i have my profile folder for FF and TB on a separate DATA partition which gets mounted with fstab on boot.
I am not on my computer, so I might be mistaken with the file name and location, but there shoudl be a profiles.ini in your local .Mozilla/firefox folder which defines names and paths of the several profile dolfers. there you can specify the Path=/profile/on/shared/partition. This works for several linux isntallation on my computer, and used to work when i had windows (shared partition had to be vfat).

PS i have had some problems because having different releases of ff or tb which share the same profile caused troubles with extensions being not updated on one system and being update don the others...

Hope this helps


#13 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Help compiling ralink driver - EDIMAX-EW7711in PCI adapter » 2011-11-18 22:21:26

anonymous, you are the man!

i did as you said and it compiled fine.
i have been playing with the result, and somewhere under /os/linux there was something that looked like the driver i was looking for.

not knowing exactly what to do, i copied the rt3562sta.ko to /lib/modules... /kernel/net/wireless tried to modprobe it, but nothing happened... man modprobe hinted that depmod was my friend so eventually the magic happened and the module loaded.

too bad that netcfg fails at the wpa authentication, anyway I am happy with the result, i will check with google but i guess i will have to play with one of the config files in order to have wpa enabled.

Thanks a lot


#15 Off Topic / General Chat » Help compiling ralink driver - EDIMAX-EW7711in PCI adapter » 2011-11-17 22:05:51

Replies: 3


i would like to compile the driver for my wifi adpater, but i keep getting errors.
it is the first time i try to do something similar...
and i was wondering if anyone could help me out  a bit ?

the adapter is a EDIMAX-EW7711in … &pl2_id=44

lspci says:
03:05.0 Network controller: Ralink corp. RT3060 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R

I downloaded the ralink "RT3062PCI/mPCI/CB/PCIe(RT3060/RT3062/RT3562/RT3592)" driver from … php?sn=501

when trying to make i get the following error:

make -C tools
make[1]: Entering directory `/mnt/UTILITIES/packages/EDIMAX-EW7711in/DPO_RT3562_3592_3062_LinuxSTA_V2.4.1.1_20101217/tools'
gcc -g bin2h.c -o bin2h
make[1]: Leaving directory `/mnt/UTILITIES/packages/EDIMAX-EW7711in/DPO_RT3562_3592_3062_LinuxSTA_V2.4.1.1_20101217/tools'
make: execvp: /mnt/UTILITIES/packages/EDIMAX-EW7711in/DPO_RT3562_3592_3062_LinuxSTA_V2.4.1.1_20101217/tools/bin2h: Permission denied
make: *** [build_tools] Error 127

(i am posting here because it is not a crunchbang problem.
I am running arch on my desktop...)



#16 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » laptop power button - can i reposition it? » 2011-10-13 19:20:21

thanks guys,

i will check what they have in the local computer/electronic store
seems doable, just need to find something that looks pretty...



#17 Off Topic / General Chat » laptop power button - can i reposition it? » 2011-10-13 08:49:11

Replies: 3

i have a laptop that i use as a mediaplayer (it runs openelec
it sits mainly in a cabinet.
that's the annoying thing, i have to open the cabinet to turn the laptop on.
openelec boots into xbmc and everything else is done via a X10 remote.

i will have to play with the laptop (remove monitor and update cpu fan)
so i was wondering if there is anything i can do to turn the computer on without opening the cabinet.

is it feasible to replace the orginal power button with a custom made which i could place outside the cabinet in a convenient location?

do you guys have any fancy idea?
(i thought about wake on lan, but it means i will have to have a second computer on...)

let me know


#18 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » BBC iPlayer worldwide soon!!! » 2011-06-07 07:02:49

thanks for the link!

signed up, let's see what they are up to...


#19 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Low brightness on system start up in laptop [RESOLVED] » 2011-06-01 11:44:52

got confused if the issue is with the brightness or with the nasty script that wants to be run twice...

i had a similar issue with brightness being not at 100% after boot, i had to add the "acpi_backlight=vendor" option to my grub.

hope this helps


#20 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » OBLogout - replacement logout script for Openbox - Version 0.2 » 2011-02-28 19:26:14

better late than never....

had a similar problem and solved it, as Awebb suggested by:

Had to edit /etc/oblogout.conf and change "usehal" to "false" to get it to work.
But otherwise great package

found it on … 34#p806234


#21 Re: WM/DE Talk » Alternative to Compiz-deskmenu? » 2011-02-17 07:25:23

I am using compiz-core 0.8.6-2 not sure what is available on debian repos.

must say that i enjoy compiz as a standalone WM, specially now that keybindings and menu are almost there...

@Unia, out of curiosity, what did you end up with regarding your autostart?
one more thing, are you launching also emerald in your .desktop file? i launch only compiz, which has in its settings to use emerald as decorator...


#22 Re: WM/DE Talk » Alternative to Compiz-deskmenu? » 2011-02-15 22:30:07

not sure if it is the cleanest way, but i don't have any .desktop file, i just start everything from my .xinitrc,

(sleep 1s && tint2) &
(sleep 1s && gnome-power-manager) &
(sleep 1s && volwheel) &
#(sleep 1s && blueman-applet) &
setxkbmap -option grp:alt_shift_toggle it,gb,ru,de &
export OOO_FORCE_DESKTOP=gnome
xscreensaver -no-splash &
(sleep 1s && nm-applet) &
(sleep 1s && xxkb) &
#(sleep 1s && fbxkb) &
exec ck-launch-session dbus-launch --sh-syntax --exit-with-session fusion-icon

#23 Re: WM/DE Talk » Alternative to Compiz-deskmenu? » 2011-02-15 20:26:49

i am using oblogout i had to change "use hal" to false in /etc/oblogout.conf to get it to work.
by the way, i have no session manager,


#24 Re: WM/DE Talk » Alternative to Compiz-deskmenu? » 2011-02-15 12:25:20


at the moment I have both compiz-deskmenu and mygtkmenu installed. (don't seem buggy to me, but maybe I am just being lucky, or maybe it is archlinux being rock-solid wink  )
i am using menumaker to create the menus, and I am planning to customise them to my liking this weekend.

I am tempted also by the following package:

PS. I cannot right click on desktop to activate the menu, but I have assigned a compiz keybinding for it ( i read somewhere it is connected with the fact that  have no gdm but only slim, and it didn't really matter to me)

hoep this helps


#25 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » build your own netbook, is it possible/wise/worthy? » 2010-12-10 21:22:42

it was meant to be a bit of fun for me, and at the same time a good way to give an useful present to my wife trying to save some money.

anyway i guess i will stick to buying one, even if i decided to go for the home-made build i don't seem to be abe to find any netbook parts....

thanks, a lot for your help


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