EEE 1000H FreeBSD7.2

Here is another screenshot of my EEE 1000H. Of course it is powered by FreeBSD 7.2 Stable. Except for wireless, almost all the features that I need work. Hotkeys, and most importantly, the monitor switching works fine.

I have no use for the camera and bluetooth, so it’s something that I am not interested in. I still havent had the time to work on the wireless. Of course one could use ndisgen to build the ralink 2860 driver from the Windows driver, but so far there are some performance issues it seems from what I have read in many FreeBSD forums. But on the BSD front in general, its great that OpenBSD has support for this chip. Also since I am on a wired network in my office, its no big deal.

Anyway here is the current screenshot from my EEE. Colors are a little bit different, and the window manager is as usual EvilWM. Another major difference is, now I have a linear conky, instead of the sticker, with the same info. Thought it went well in transparent mode with this wallpaper. For people who are interested in this totally unobtrusive wallpapaer, just go back a few posts, and you can fin the link for the wallpaper.

By the way I am planning to move all my configs over to github over the weekend, since dotfiles has gone bust, atleast now. Now lets get to the screenshot. Click on the image for full view.


More FreeBSD EEEPC Goodness

I am currently in the process of customizing and tweaking my FreeBSD 7.2 setup on my EEE PC 1000H. Did away with Fluxbox, and in comes EvilWM. Keeping it as minimal as possible. Currently working on the acpi scripts to get most of the hotkeys working. Hopefully, it should be done by this weekend. Also want to try out the wireless thing just for fun. It must be a big challenge though.

Anyway here is a new screenshot of FreeBSD 7.2 in action on my EEE.


New Screenshot – EvilWM+Lunar Linux

As I had mentioned in some of my previous posts, customizing my setup is a stress buster for me. Since I am in a phase where I am finishing up my Dissertation and doing some final simulations, stress is an inescapable factor. Customizing is one way I try to relax, although most might think, it’s weird. During weekends, its mostly building lego models, reading paranormal literature, and playing around with LFS on my EEE, that relieves my stress. Anyway, as you might have noticed, I alternate between dwm, and evilwm all the time. Started playing around with my .Xdefaults a bit, and ended up with something not so colorful and completely unobtrusive. I am sure I will stick with this setup for a long time. I am posting a couple of screenshots of this setup on my Lenovo3000N200 laptop, running evilwm as the window manager. As always, I run Lunar Linux on this laptop, and I built the system totally according to my needs, and the response of the system is blazing fast. Sayaka Isoyama and Haruna Yabuki are featured in the wallpapers. Please comment on the screenshots. As usual, if there are any requests, like wallpaper, configs, let me know. I will post them as usual. Click on the picture for full size.