CrunchBang to ArchBang

Discussion in 'Arch' started by Videodrome, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. Videodrome

    Videodrome Active Member

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    I've used CrunchBang for over a year and I've been really curious about this. Especially since trying Arch Linux with features like Pacman.

    Now I've got my hands on a distro that is inspired by CrunchBang but has Arch "under the hood" instead of Debian.

    I did have some funky things going on with the install with Grub vs. Syslinux as I mentioned in the other thread. Also, Pacman required some extra steps to get going by setting up "Keys".

    Another surprise was my Broadcom4312 worked at first, but then setting up the Keys and updating with Pacman -Syyu broke my wireless. I used some firmware tools from the Packages and AUR so I'm glad to say my Netbook is running great. (Not asking for help, just sharing my experience for other potential ArchBang noobs).

    The final result is really nice. Unlike #! over Debian, I have newer bleeding edge packages. The trade off may be potential instability if I run an Update, but I'll carefully review ArchBang forums before doing that. I might also look into updating individual programs instead of everything.

    I also think there is a performance increase over Crunchbang. The bootspeed is a little faster and I think it can also load Web Browsers or LibreOffice a little faster.

    Pacman is nice and combined with more options in AUR it gives users a lot to work with.
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  2. DevynCJohnson

    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Thanks for the info!
  3. Darren Hale

    Darren Hale Active Member

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    "I might also look into updating individual programs instead of everything. "

    Very wise some programs don't need updating and if they work and don't need updating then stick with them.

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