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#1 2013-03-14 03:39:07

Druex
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From: United Kingdom
Registered: 2013-03-14
Posts: 6

Hello there, moved from BSD.

Hey there, I've used a number of Linux distributions over the years before I bumped into FreeBSD. I put Crunchbang on my laptop today and I'm impressed mainly with the post installation script. I hope I can be of some help here, thanks for having me.


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#2 2013-03-14 03:56:47

VastOne
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From: V-Ger
Registered: 2011-04-26
Posts: 10,165
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Re: Hello there, moved from BSD.

Welcome to CrunchBang and the Community Druex, we are glad to have you!


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#3 2013-03-14 03:57:43

apm
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From: loops and branches of reality
Registered: 2012-04-12
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Re: Hello there, moved from BSD.

welcome to #!
although there are fewer folks who leave FreeBSD for linux but guess you are one of the few  smile
and there are even fewer who have 100% hardware(mostly ACPI) support on their laptop.


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#4 2013-03-14 04:52:49

Druex
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From: United Kingdom
Registered: 2013-03-14
Posts: 6

Re: Hello there, moved from BSD.

Thank you both for the warm welcome, I left FreeBSD on the laptop alone really as I only use it on desktops and since I only own one there is only one BSD system. I was surprised to see that the wifi worked out of the box during installation whereas the same laptop wouldn't detect wifi access points until after the installation of both Debian Squeeze and Wheezy. So that was nice, also so far everything seems to be running fine, it isn't an old laptop which is probably why I'm not experiencing any issues regarding old hardware as I have done in the past with my 10+ year old vintage laptops. I also didn't have to install any drivers for the built in webcam on skype, I noticed in the options the preview worked out of the box whereas on Debian I had to install a driver and run skype through a shell script with some perimeters in order to get the camera working and even so it would crash every half an hour or so. This is the same laptop I used on Debian, it's strange considering #! seems to use Debian Wheezy's packages.

So right now I have it on the laptop and I'm currently setting up a persistence 8GB for Crunchbang through the setup and creating a partition on the USB then specifying GRUB to be installed on the USB device manually as described below since lili and unversal usb installer both are missing the persistence usb option for somewhat reason with this USB stick.

http://www.betaarchive.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19276

Last edited by Druex (2013-03-14 04:54:25)


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#5 2013-03-14 05:07:33

lcafiero
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From: Felton, California, USA
Registered: 2011-07-21
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Re: Hello there, moved from BSD.

Welcome aboard, Druex, and glad you're enjoying CrunchBang.


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#6 2013-03-14 05:16:31

Druex
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From: United Kingdom
Registered: 2013-03-14
Posts: 6

Re: Hello there, moved from BSD.

I love the design here, I'm beginning to really like Crunchbang. I just tried to install the non free flash plugin to find that it is already installed! So many Debian habits are thrown out the window here.


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#7 2013-03-14 06:45:57

DebianJoe
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Registered: 2013-03-13
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Re: Hello there, moved from BSD.

Hello Druex.  Welcome to #!.

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#8 2013-03-14 08:05:04

fatmac
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Registered: 2012-11-14
Posts: 1,948

Re: Hello there, moved from BSD.

Welcome aboard Druex.
I came here from 'pure' Debian because of having to find & install drivers for my various machines, #! is just Debian with a few nice extras thrown in.  smile

Last edited by fatmac (2013-03-14 08:05:35)


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#9 2013-03-14 10:27:11

mos_
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From: France
Registered: 2013-01-03
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Re: Hello there, moved from BSD.

Welcome Druex smile

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#10 2013-03-14 11:08:29

txbahai
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Registered: 2013-02-05
Posts: 175

Re: Hello there, moved from BSD.

Welcome to the club sir!


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#11 2013-03-15 13:18:50

Barnabyh
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From: Church of the Subgenius
Registered: 2012-11-07
Posts: 825
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Re: Hello there, moved from BSD.

Echoing others here, welcome Druex. FreeBSD still seems a little behind in terms of drivers support, in particular for laptops, although I thought once upon a time it was actually leading Linux with wireless driver compatibility due to the different philosophy (key word: license) behind the projects.
Glad you enjoy CrunchBang. There won't be much to add as you found out, but on the other side not too much is added either. Just enough for hardware and multimedia to work.


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