Archive for the ‘Linux’ category

Lack of creative themes

December 23, 2006

So, I’m back in Enlightenment. It was my first X11 Windowmanager, and it is still my favorite. The thing I love the most has to be the creativity that it allows for in theme-ing. Don’t get me wrong, I DO NOT theme. I’m far to lame to pull that off. What bothers me is the lack of creativity that I have appearing in the theme realm. My source for this opinion is http://www.themes.org/ , so if someone has a better site or example, please let me know. The thing is, most “themes” or “skins” are damn Aqua clones, or XP/Aero-like. Wtf? Where are the Bluesteels and eChaos of today? I know it seems like many people are moving to DM’s rather than WM’s, but come on folks. Luckily, E17 looks pretty good so far. I’m just waiting for a client stable enough for me to run in every day usage (I tried it, but I had a few too many segfaults for my taste).

Brutal ATi Drivers — I think.

October 30, 2006

Man, these past two days I’ve been trying to help Pat get his box going with Fedora, but the damn graphics card won’t work. That is to say, the card works, but will not load the appropriate drivers or something. It has to do with DRI/DRM and the agp port. I don’t know if it is something we are doing (I doubt it though, I’ve ran Fedora+ATi many times) or some odd issue with the hardware combo. We are going to try an nVidia card next. Here’s hoping…

[When I find the pastes, I’ll post the errors from dmesg here]

FC6 and painful essays

October 29, 2006

I should be working on my essay right now. I just can’t get into it. Shouldn’t have spent my day working on getting Fedora Core 6 going. It is nice to be back in a *nix environment. Programming is so much more natural feeling here, although that is probably because it is where I started more than anything else. I wish Windows could move to a unix-like OS, you know, how Mac did? Take their already existing interface, Aero, and make it a graphical server like Aqua. Sure, it’d probably take an arse-load of work, but for ALL major OSs to have a commonality like that would be awesome. Anyway, FC6 is nice. The new, dna-like look (yes, dna, not noodles. Get it? “Fedora is in your DNA?”) is real snazzy. The Distro has a nice dark, semi-gothic feel to it, which IMO is FAR superior to that hell that is *buntu. Yes, *buntu. Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Fubuntu (rumors), Nubuntu (Paddy…), Edubuntu. All of them are the *buntu hell. I should get back to my essay, although, I’m very tired of talking about racism. I think I’ll just make stuff up from here on out 😉