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#1 2015-01-29 02:07:03

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#2 2015-01-29 02:11:40

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Re: #! FAQ

1. What is CrunchBang?

CrunchBang is Debian Linux with a few extra packages, set up and configured to work quickly and look smooth.

The current CrunchBang Waldorf, based on Debian Wheezy, will be the last edition.

See here and here.

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#3 2015-01-29 02:14:17

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2. Who are the #! developers?

Crunchbang is developed by one man, Philip Newborough, corenominal on the forums.

Development came to an end in February 2015. See here.

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#4 2015-01-29 02:21:21

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3. How can I customize my system?

This is Linux - customize it anyway you want.  There are so many options. The Forum is full of ideas under the "Magnifying Glass" in the upper right corner of every page.  You might have a hard time deciding on just what to customize first, second, next ...

Here's some ideas to get you started right here:

Quick note:  #! uses OpenBox, OK, you know that.  But did you know it is a Window Manager and not a Desktop Environment?

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#5 2015-01-29 02:33:52

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4. How can I add new software?

If you want to install a new app:

  1. Check the repository. If your app is there (with perhaps a slightly different name) the version might be a bit old but check: if it does what you want, end of search!

  2. Check the backports. It's usually safe enough to install one app + its dependencies from the Wheezy backports.

  3. Check the deb-multimedia repos.

  4. If your package is not there, or the version is too old for your requirements (make sure you really need a newer version) then there are alternative approaches. For some ideas see this post about installing Banshee.

  5. Search the #! forum for suggestions. (Be careful, though.)

  6. Start a new thread explaining what you need.

REF: sudo apt-get install packagename --no-install-recommends
Some recommend to not allow "recommended packages" by default, you may end up bring in a lot of other applications you don't want or need.

Example: gedit - a GNOME text editor with a simulated get:

 29 Jan 15 | 14:52:34 ~
    $ sget gedit
alias sget = sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends --simulate
[sudo] password for sector11: 
 {snip}
The following extra packages will be installed:
  gedit-common gir1.2-clutter-1.0 gir1.2-cogl-1.0 gir1.2-coglpango-1.0 gir1.2-gstreamer-0.10
  gir1.2-gtksource-3.0 gir1.2-json-1.0 gir1.2-peas-1.0 gnome-js-common libclutter-1.0-0 libcogl-pango0
  libcogl9 libgtksourceview-3.0-0 libgtksourceview-3.0-common libjson-glib-1.0-0 libpeas-1.0-0 libpeas-common
  libseed-gtk3-0 python-gi-cairo
Suggested packages:
  gedit-plugins
Recommended packages:
  yelp libclutter-1.0-common libcogl-common
 {snip}
0 upgraded, 20 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

Now you can check: Suggested packages: gedit-plugins and Recommended packages: yelp libclutter-1.0-common libcogl-common to see if you want them.

Package managers attitude to recommends seems to vary a bit. If they all kept to the current Debian policy, you might well want to install the recommends too. For example see here.

To continue ...


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#6 2015-01-29 02:37:10

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5. Can I add an Ubuntu ppa to my sources?

Short answer: NO

Ubuntu is based on Debian, but it is different in many ways, eg in the location of certain system libraries, and while a package built for Ubuntu might sometimes work on Debian, adding a whole Ubuntu repository is likely to cause, possibly severe, problems.


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#7 2015-01-29 02:44:16

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6. How can I upgrade libc6?

Short answer: you can't.

Sometimes a newer version of a package that you want to install has a dependency on a higher version of libc6 than what you have on your system. Unfortunately libc6 is central, and upgrading it will break many other packages, and probably your whole system.

The best approach is to find a version of your package compiled to work with your current libc6 version, or else just to give up, but there is a way for more advanced users to use two libc6 versions simultaneously here.


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#8 2015-01-29 18:03:57

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7. How can I use images in posts?

The first post in out Monthly Screenshot thread will have something very similar to the following:
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Please use thumbnails

- To help those of us with slow connections and the CrunchBang server bandwidth.  Most image hosting sites will automatically generate thumbnail codes for you.

Of course use whatever service you wish, but please, get a thumbnail and use that or it will be changed by a moderator.

Avoid the large thumbnail www.imgur.com code, use the "medium" link thumbnail.  An example of the code:

[url=http://imgur.com/your_image_code][img]http://i.imgur.com/your_image_codem.jpg[/img][/url]

Notice the m in your_image_codem.jpg in the IMG code block

Users have been using www.postimage.org lately which does a nice job and is Multi-lingual as well.  Upload your image to the site and grab the Thumbnail for Forums (1) code.

Here is a generic piece of code if you need to create your own thumbnail:

[url=http://link.to.your.fullsized.image][img]http://link.to.your.thumbnail.image[/img][/url]

Please use the Report button to let moderators know of images that are too large. Thank you!
=================

Some people have been posting a thumbnail with a direct link in text form so user can see the images without the advertising on the images sites.

2015_01_29_15_11_27_1920x1080_Sector11.jpg
Direct Link

Nice idea but it's not a must.

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#9 2015-02-01 02:12:49

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8. How can I search the CrunchBang forums?

There are several ways:

  1. Click the magnifying glass (with a popup title "Search the CrunchBang site") at the top right corner of every page. This is powered by Google. Type your search term(s) in the box and the results will drop down. (You must have javascript enabled for this to work.) To view the results in a specific thread or threads you can use 'intitle:word' to get only results with word in the page title. NB you can't use a phrase here, only a single word, with no space after the intitle: To use a phrase with intitle: you need to open a normal google search page (see 3 below).

  2. Click the forum search tool link which appeared above to get to the built-in search tool. Here you have a range of options to narrow your search. NB: results appear in a different order from Google so sometimes it's worth trying both methods.

  3. Open a normal Google search. To limit results to CrunchBang you can add the term 'site:crunchbang.org' and you can search for a phrase in the title (this lets you limit results to a certain thread, for example) with intitle:"my search phrase" (note the quotes round the phrase)


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#10 2015-02-09 14:07:14

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Re: #! FAQ

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