Running Statler Alpha2-Openbox-i686 on Dell 530 desktop in Live CD mode. (Celeron 450 single core @2.2 GHz, 2 GB RAM, onboard Intel G31 graphics and ICH9. Cheap generic CRT. Wired net, no WiFi.)
Boring. Just works...
Since Xorg can't identify my CRT, I really appreciate having grandr and conky restart on the menus. I sure wish other distros made it this easy to get a proper initial resolution. ('buntus make this a real pain.)
Nit: fbxkb bound to the "GB" icon in lower right was not immediately obvious to me. Would have preferred a menu item for keyboard selection with the other settings app menu items.
Since I run Debian Squeeze/Testing with XFCE as my main system, I'm really tempted to move my /home to a separate partition, backup my Iceweasel and Icedove profiles and install Alpha2 to HD. Your Alphas are much more stable and polished than Ubuntu shipping product. Debian Squeeze has been a delight for months, even though it is still undergoing frequent updates.
Ubuntu Gnome runs like a pig on this box and Vista Home Basic is laughable (needed for Netflix streaming movies). Statler with Openbox is far more responsive and intuitive. I tried XFCE on Statler Alpha1 and liked it, but I do prefer the Openbox version of Alpha 2.
Question: I know that Squeeze is going with Iceweasel 3.5.9, but I'm not sure that it wouldn't be better to move to 3.6.x. Your thoughts?
Dumb question: I have a Acer Aspire One netbook (HD, not flash) and just don't care for Ubuntu Netbook Remix. CrunchEEE or Crunchbang 10?
Hi, Is there an easy way to mount the other linux partitions on the computer?
In the past with pcmanfm it was automagically done. With alpha 1 thunar came into picture because of general preference and the other partitions on the side window became unvisible. When I installed pcmanfm they worked as usual. Now with alpha 2 eventhough I installed pcmanfm and gigolo I can not get the usual authentication even if i used the root option. my user is added to the fuse group so is root.
Try using disk-manager to add your drives to fstab and mount them.
Thank you anonymous. You are the best.
Just the answer I was looking for. It worked
Using Alpha 2 OB right now. My first impression was...
otherwise everything looks the same as Alpha 1, which is nice. Installed audacious, deluge and comix, change to my previous conkyrc and my lappy is almost complete. Gonna give thunar chance before installing pcmanfm.
Thanks for the great release
^^ @anonymous: You made my day with the disk-manager mention! Access to my W7 partition from #! was restored in a snap (I use my W7 folders for quicky on-disk backups during the week).
eeepc 1005PEB dual-boot Win7/Crunchified Mint 10.04 LTS
Sometimes it's better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
Alpha 2 openbox version has a minor surprise for me vlc interface is in greek alphabet when I switch to XFCE it turns back to regular us version, and when I switch back to openbox it just goes back to greek, I already set the general language to US so this should not be happening. I was wondering if any body else has the same experience or just me... I appreciate if some one can direct me to how to fix it.
ASUS 1000HEB netbook (think 1000HE, minus bluetooth), Unetbootin 471 with #! Statler A2 XFCE created in XP. Still can't get past the "detect CDROM" part (using Text Install option). Anybody have better luck?
Incidentally, should we have a different thread for comments, issues, etc.?
EDIT: Sorry to say, same result with Ubuntu-based UNetbootin
Last edited by Kruce (2010-06-27 07:10:10)
Busy downloading at the moment.
I downloaded Statler Alpha 2 last night and was impressed enough to decide to join the forum so as to learn more. _And_ of cause to get help as while I know Gnome quite well Openbox is totally new to me and I can see that there is a lot for me to learn. Openbox seems to be the sort of desktop I am looking for, one that does its thing but then gets out of the way and lets you get on with the job.
I have installed on my Dell Precision M6300. And this, despite being a powerful high end desktop still runs noticeably faster with Statler than it did with Ubuntu Lucid. I also thought the first time boot script for additional applications was cool. I was expecting to have to do the hard yards for Open Office, so was most agreeably surprised to see the script offer to do it for me.
To Philip and all those of you who help to make Crunch# I'd like to say thank you for your efforts. I look forward to having a long and enjoyable experience with Crunch# and the members of this forum.
Now to try and get my desktop exactly like I want it...............
Asus 1001PX: Waldorf
HP ProLiant MicroServer: Wheezy
Lenovo E330: Waldorf
Dell T20: Jessie
Typing this from Alpha 2, just need now to setup the rest of my system.
Thanks & well done corenominal. The installation went extremely smoothly.
Installed Statler Alpha 2 in my hardrive with unetbootin on a 2gb usb stick.
Livarp, Crunchbang and HandyLinux user
I installed CrunchBang Statler Alpha 2 Openbox version to a 1GB USB key using UNetbootin under Debian "Squeeze".
Everything went fine, no errors. I played with the live version for a while and decided to install it to my test partition on my Acer Extensa 5220 Laptop.
Install from the usb key worked flawlessly. This didn't work for me with the Alpha 1!
It took approximately five minutes. Very nice!
After that I copied my WPA2-key from another usb key, replaced dhcp with manual settings for
my wireless network and ... BAM! ... I was online!
I had no German keyboard layout by then (where is this language
icon I saw in the system tray during the live session?)
Next step: installation script
- check for internet... ok
- apt-get dist-upgrade... ok
- printer stuff... ok (I don't need it)
- openoffice install... ok
- SSHFS and FUSE... ok
- crunchbang multi-session... skipped
- development packages... skipped
Next step: german keyboard layout:
sudo nano /etc/default/keyboard
Changed XKBLAYOUT="gb" with "de"
Rebooted and changed language at login screen.
German umlauts and special characters working!
Once again great work!
Thank you, corenominal!!!
Hi, I have been using Fedora with Openbox since I first saw CrunchBang Linux. As soon as final release it is out I definitely will change to #!. I love it and think it was a great decision to pass to Debian. Thanks for all the work done!
ASUS M51Ta - Hybrid graphics (ATI HD3200 + HD3650) - Fedora 13 + Openbox (#! style) -> Waiting for #!10. As soon as it's out I'll shift to it.
My english is not verry good but CrunchBang 10 "Statler" Alpha 2 Released is genial. Many thanks from Germay.