2010-04-30

Moblin blazing fast

I updated my netbook to give it a new look. I switched the Xfce Panel against bmpanel2 and changed the background (the previous definitelly lasted very long.) Not much changes, but I topped a cold boot of about six seconds, always faster baby :-P And the window manager is OpenBox by the way.


The only real useful entry missing in this panel is a battery monitor. At least I have an indicator over the keyboard that starts blinking when there is about three percents left. What I like about this panel is the cool themes that it is provided with, however the configuration is set through a hand-written configuration file which sucks but what do you want, it is extremely lightweight on the other hand.

Update: Should I mention I totally forgot about the Xfce power manager? Well I did, and it is provided with a notification icon displaying the battery status :-) However I had to fix the default ACPI script related to the lid, since HAL doesn't list it, in order to get the netbook to go into sleep.

3 comments:

  1. Hey Mike,

    I know this is probably the wrong place to ask this but I recently found your vala tutorial on cairo. Firstly i wish to thank you for your work, you explore a lot of aspects of vala programming in that tutorial and actually provide real world examples of things only mentioned in the primary vala tutorial at live.gnome.org/vala/tutorial...Being new to Vala and OO programming in general, I would really like to learn to take advantage of some of the things you showed in your tutorial. Would it be possible to provide a link to downloadable vala files that you used in creating that tutorial. From what I could tell it is not possible to simply copy and past that code and get it working. If however there was a link with to either a single vala file or a zip containing those files then I could download them, compile it and start to play around with it and learn how these things work...

    Would really be appreciated...
    thanks in advance,
    Karl Zollner

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  2. That's one thing I forgot to add, but never took time to do it. I will do it this w-e and post an update so everyone knows. Thanks for letting me know you liked it :-)

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  3. Apparently I'm taking my time to make them available. Problem is I don't remember exactly where all those are... I will see this when I find some "free" time.

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