Crunchbang Linux Down and Out!

Posted: 25 May, 2013 in Computer, Linux, Linux Mint, Operating System

Today is a sad day as Crunchbang Linux had to be removed and replaced by Linux Mint because in the background the creators of Crunchbang updated set of packages which dealt with the creation of windows in the openbox desktop.

Normally this would not be a problem but as always the Second Life Viewers always determine which Linux is used on the said desktop. Crunchbang’s modifications stopped the Second Life Viewers working the main reason why I have the main desktop in the first place.

It was just lucky I had a copy of Linux Mint 14 with xfce desktop which saved the day and once again the Second Life Viewers worked again as well has the previous Crunchbang Linux loaded on the same machine.

I find it extremely disappointing that Crunchbang did modifications to their packages which caused major problems but I learnt why people are more impressed with Linux Mint as it was easy to install and set up which resulted in a very useable machine with traditional desktop.

One thing has come out of all this is that the Crunchbang Linux on the said desktop was the cause of our network problems here as replacing it with Linux Mint has removed a lot of our network problems over night. Even the Crunchbang Linux on my laptop is now more responsive than before.

The Crunchbang Linux will be left on my laptop as it is still working fine on the laptop plus I really do not need to run Second Life on it so as long as the laptop keeps doing what it needs to do it is fine.

As a side note the day after my problems on the main desktop Crunchbang released an update which changed the packages involved with creation of windows within the openbox desktop.


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