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#1 2010-12-14 13:31:23

scket
#! CrunchBanger
From: West Midlands
Registered: 2009-01-16
Posts: 221

Uber

Just noticed this blog entry on this blog: Das U-Blog by Prashanth

Introducing UberBang 10.04
http://dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot.com … -1004.html

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#2 2010-12-14 13:38:27

GuruX
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Registered: 2009-01-18
Posts: 527

Re: Uber

Well, why not?
Strange that the guy hasn't posted this in the forums. Perhaps he's afraid of the #!-debian-fans =o)

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#3 2010-12-14 13:39:32

charlie01
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Registered: 2009-02-09
Posts: 556

Re: Uber

scket wrote:

Just noticed this blog entry on this blog: Das U-Blog by Prashanth

Introducing UberBang 10.04
http://dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot.com … -1004.html

Wow,It looks like a direct copy.
I do think its cool that theres copies out there.
It proves that #! is tha Bomb.

Ive seen other Ubuntu openbox distros that are similar.

Thanks for the link.

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#4 2010-12-14 18:21:30

vic
#! by Default
From: /grill
Registered: 2009-02-13
Posts: 3,361

Re: Uber

if any distrohopper tries it out, can you please post  some comments here about i?


Time to move on!#

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#5 2010-12-14 22:18:43

Kuno
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From: Osnabrück - DE
Registered: 2009-01-09
Posts: 674

Re: Uber

Just gave the iso a spin in VirtualBox. Me thinks, this is a work in progress - still too many things, that don't work - see the blogpost. Prashanth himself talks about these "flaws" and e.g. mentions, conky and systray in tint2 would not work. In fact, systray does work: start nm-applet via terminal and the icon appears in the tray. Problem is a missing customized autostart.sh in openbox-config. If  i install conky in the live-session, put it in a new-made autostart.sh and add the missing .conkyrc, conky also pops up on restart of the openbox session.
All in all this might be a good base for a personalized CrunchBuntu, but when the author says, "... I feel like now there's a void in the realm of Ubuntu derivatives using Openbox...", i have to disagree: Madbox filled the gap already with version 9.10 and is at 10.10 meanwhile - and Madbox feels much more complete. BTW: Madbox 10.10 iso is 388 megs, while Uberbang is 543.  neutral

PS: Since i just converted to #!-Statler from my custom-crunchified Lubuntu 10.10 - i won't install UberBang to disk for further trial... Took me quite a time to understand the change from ubuntu to debian... roll

Last edited by Kuno (2010-12-14 22:55:30)

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#6 2010-12-14 22:25:19

anonymous
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Registered: 2008-11-29
Posts: 9,419

Re: Uber

A lot of the issue mentioned seem really easy to fix hmm

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#7 2010-12-14 22:37:22

vic
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From: /grill
Registered: 2009-02-13
Posts: 3,361

Re: Uber

@ kuno, I am occupied with fresh installs of #! at the moment so thanks for the feedback!


Time to move on!#

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#8 2010-12-14 22:53:27

Kuno
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From: Osnabrück - DE
Registered: 2009-01-09
Posts: 674

Re: Uber

anonymous wrote:

A lot of the issue mentioned seem really easy to fix hmm

Agreed! But hadn't i received the #!-education - i probably would not know  wink

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#9 2010-12-14 23:27:53

aaro
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Registered: 2009-11-15
Posts: 648

Re: Uber

Well, after reading that page i'm sure it won't be competition for crunchbang any time soon.

By the way, this has to be a joke:

I tried configuring Conky, but it absolutely refused, so I've removed Conky as well.


- closed account - gone to better places -

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#10 2010-12-15 02:38:32

CrunchyFree
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From: New Amsterdam, U.S.
Registered: 2010-06-13
Posts: 426

Re: Uber

aaro wrote:

Well, after reading that page i'm sure it won't be competition for crunchbang any time soon.

By the way, this has to be a joke:

I tried configuring Conky, but it absolutely refused, so I've removed Conky as well.

Someone can't sudo, lol.


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#11 2010-12-15 09:22:13

corenominal
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From: Lincoln, UK
Registered: 2008-11-20
Posts: 5,131
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Re: Uber

FWIW, Prashanth the UberBang developer, sent me a mail a few days ago asking for some help. He seems like a nice chap. I replied with some guidance, but advised him to sign-up to these forums for further advice. I am not sure if he has done so yet, but I assured him that he would receive a warm welcome. smile

Also, he also asked permission to use the name UberBang. I do not really see that anyone needs permission from me for this, so I said I would be honoured if he kept the name. smile

I wish him luck with it.


Ex-developer of #! CrunchBang. Follow me on Twitter smile

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#12 2010-12-15 11:18:11

CrunchyFree
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From: New Amsterdam, U.S.
Registered: 2010-06-13
Posts: 426

Re: Uber

corenominal wrote:

FWIW, Prashanth the UberBang developer, sent me a mail a few days ago asking for some help. He seems like a nice chap. I replied with some guidance, but advised him to sign-up to these forums for further advice. I am not sure if he has done so yet, but I assured him that he would receive a warm welcome. smile

Also, he also asked permission to use the name UberBang. I do not really see that anyone needs permission from me for this, so I said I would be honoured if he kept the name. smile

I wish him luck with it.

It's because Ubuntu is run by anti-Socialists who don't want people naming their distros Eeebuntu and such. One of the many reasons I don't like Ubuntu (besides the whole bloated crashyness).


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#13 2010-12-15 15:44:15

anonymous
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Registered: 2008-11-29
Posts: 9,419

Re: Uber

Just because a Linux distro is open-source doesn't mean they have to make their name and artwork open-source too.

Think about Mozilla Firefox. Arch Linux's package for it is without branding and Debian has their own version: Iceweasel.

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#14 2010-12-15 16:18:39

Unia
#! Octo-portal-pussy
From: The Netherlands
Registered: 2010-07-17
Posts: 4,634
Website

Re: Uber

Plus I think it's only nice that he asked permissions, even if it isn't nessecary to.
I also like the fact that people start their own forks of #! - this shows us what an amazing distro it actually is and that it's getting bigger and bigger!


If you can't sit by a cozy fire with your code in hand enjoying its simplicity and clarity, it needs more work. --Carlos Torres

I am a #! forum moderator. Feel free to send me a PM with any question you have!

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#15 2010-12-15 17:45:19

pvsage
Internal Affairs
From: North Carolina
Registered: 2009-10-18
Posts: 13,970

Re: Uber

+1 to anonymous - I'm not sure where Ubuntu (both the name and the distro) falls within the copyright/trademark/copyleft/GPL/creative commons spectrum, and even if Canonical designated it CC, there's plenty of room within that for them to place restrictions on how the name & distro are used.

That said,

CrunchyFree wrote:

(besides the whole bloated crashyness).

+1 for the BuffySpeak. wink

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#16 2010-12-15 19:57:59

CrunchyFree
#! Junkie
From: New Amsterdam, U.S.
Registered: 2010-06-13
Posts: 426

Re: Uber

pvsage wrote:

+1 to anonymous - I'm not sure where Ubuntu (both the name and the distro) falls within the copyright/trademark/copyleft/GPL/creative commons spectrum, and even if Canonical designated it CC, there's plenty of room within that for them to place restrictions on how the name & distro are used.

That said,

CrunchyFree wrote:

(besides the whole bloated crashyness).

+1 for the BuffySpeak. wink

I'm pretty sure it's hereditary.


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#17 2010-12-15 23:23:45

UberBang
Member
Registered: 2010-12-15
Posts: 14

Re: Uber

Hello people. I just posted an announcement about this in the forums. (Don't worry, I'm not scared of Debian. tongue)
I probably should have looked in the forums for things like Conky help, but I do run Conky on my main (Linux Mint) installation and it works beautifully. I tried copying the conkyrc file over to my home folder, and while that worked fine, what didn't work was modifying the conkyrc file and restarting Conky to see the changes. I don't know if it's using the Conky-config in /etc/xdg or what, but in any case, modifying the conkyrc file in the home folder didn't do anything. Also, transparency doesn't seem to work even if I add in the lines of code that I'm supposed to according to multiple Internet searches. (I have xcompmgr, I think.)
With regard to nm-applet, the terminal was giving me odd error messages about the GTK theming engine, and in any case, I was seeing neither a window nor a system tray applet. Yes, the system tray does work (as evidenced when starting wicd-gtk), but for some reason moving those to autostart.sh caused the file to erase its contents (i.e. stuff like tint2 stopped starting along with startup, so I had to redo my autostart.sh).
I fixed the theming issues by installing the Murrine engine. With that, I rereleased the ISO on the SourceForge page, so now the theming issues should be gone (at least).
Thanks for all the help and support!

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