17 January 2014
Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Arch Linux, ArchBang, CrunchBang, and finally I did another distrohop to Debian. I don’t think I’m one of those proud distrohopper yet with this hop. Though my first few hops was quite intensive, CrunchBang has made me stayed for almost 6 months. I’m also not in a quest to find a perfect distro. What I really want now is just a stable enough distro. I need to balance getting things done and learning Linux. That’s what the hop is all about.
Before I switched to Debian, I was a happy user of CrunchBang. Great community, groovy speed and very lightweight. A fresh boot only consumes roughly about 200 mb of my RAM. As a matter of fact, I will use CrunchBang if I need other Linux machine. So why is the hop?
I switched to Debian sid in CrunchBang to live on the bleeding edge. The more problems I fix, the more I have learned. Unfortunately some of them just couldn’t be fixed. Heck, or you can say that I had given up. I learnt a lot from the community in CrunchBang’s IRC, but this time the response is:
Are you using sid? You have to wait a little bit longer, son.
These are a couple of issues that annoyed me the most everyday:
With those two of the above combined? A hop indeed. Some of the issues are happening because I did not RTFM properly too. I’m guessing that I did not apt-pin my packages properly. For my future self, read all of this next time!