You are not logged in.

#1 2015-02-11 16:30:54

berkough
Member
From: Las Vegas, NV
Registered: 2015-02-11
Posts: 2

Hello! Former Crunchbang user looking to make the transition to Arch.

Well, actually I'm still a #! user, I haven't taken the plunge and installed Archbang on my laptop yet... Just a bit saddened at the fact that Corenominal has decided to cease work on the project, and I decided to come check out Archbang.  Was taking a look at the live CD the other day, ^! obviously feels pretty comfortable coming over from #!.  I like the ideas behind Arch, and it's one of the best wikis out there (probably THE best Linux wiki on the web). I've been thinking about learning pacman and Arch and contributing to the wiki, so I'm ready and willing to jump ship from Debian, but I might need some help along the way.

Just a little bit about myself though, I am an experienced Linux user, I've been using Linux for about 10-12 years now, exclusively on all of my home computers for over 6 years.  I started with Redhat and Slackware 9, eventually moved onto Ubuntu and then abandoned Ubuntu when Unity came on the scene. That's when I decided to go with Debian and found the Crunchbang project.  I'm not much in terms of a programmer, but I would consider myself a power-user. I don't have a problem with manually editing config files, or spending time in the terminal

Planning on installing ^! and running it on my laptop in the next couple of days, the only issue that I have though, the Live CD (150121) doesn't seem to recognize my wireless card (B4311). What do I have to do in order to enable it?  Is this something that may be fixed with the most recent Live CD (150210)?

Anyway, looking forward to joining the community!

Last edited by berkough (2015-02-11 16:31:24)

Offline

#2 2015-02-11 17:56:19

ManInTheBox
Member
Registered: 2015-02-03
Posts: 23

Re: Hello! Former Crunchbang user looking to make the transition to Arch.

you are probably the 1st of many crunchbangers to start heading over to Arch.  i made the same switch myself few years ago.  you will have no problems getting used to arch with that much experience.   people have talked about arch not being stable, at least that is what i have read on many forums but find this to be untrue.  its been rock solid on arch for me.  nice having all the latest software too.

welcome!

Offline

#3 2015-02-12 04:46:28

pablokal
Administrator
From: Nijmegen, Holland
Registered: 2010-10-12
Posts: 3,634
Website

Re: Hello! Former Crunchbang user looking to make the transition to Arch.

Welcome and hope you will feel at home here.
Search google broadcom b4311 arch
is delivering
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/br … nux_3.8.2B
The b43 driver and Linux 3.8+

The b43 driver has some major issues starting with the release of Linux 3.8+, namely that you are unable to see / connect to some access points.

Solution: Try the latest broadcom-wl driver (version 6+), see above.

See https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/broadcom-wl/

You need an aur installation helper for this like yaourt: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/yaourt/
How to install yaourt: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Yaourt


Getting your questions answered here at ArchBang Forums
Please! Always give hardware info, if there is a chance that 's relevant: #lspci -vnn
On Arch(bang) and Openbox: http://stillstup.blogspot.com/

Offline

#4 2015-02-13 11:51:26

berkough
Member
From: Las Vegas, NV
Registered: 2015-02-11
Posts: 2

Re: Hello! Former Crunchbang user looking to make the transition to Arch.

Thanks pablokal!

That information is helpful. I did run across the first link you shared, but the bottom two are new to me. I will read up on them tonight, and look into doing an install this weekend.

Offline

Board footer

Powered by FluxBB