Home page of this blog

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

KDE 4.2 on Arch Linux

These are Arch Linux screenshots I took  All of these are taken under KDE4.2 and KDE 4.2.2

KDE 4.2 with elegance theme and golden ripples background image

KDE 4.2 running vi editor under Konsole

    See the rich color coding in vi editor looking remarkable and beautiful under KDE 4.2

KDE 4.2 and rearranging panel icons

KDE 4.2 and changing desktop theme, combo box shows a rich set of themes to choose

KDE 4.2 and its amazing 3d effect like compiz, this is Desktop Sphere (Ctrl + F11 activates it and escape to quit)

KDE 4.2 and desktop cylinder

KDE 4.2 and desktop cube

KDE 4.2 and flip switching using alt + tab

After KDE 4.2 updated via pacman to KDE 4.2.2 and applying a different background image

KDE 4.2.2 kickoff menu

KDE 4.2.2 and folder view plasma applet in panel unfolded (I love this small applet)

KDE 4.2.2 with Konsole updating arch linux using pacman with famous Nightfear as desktop background

KDE 4.2.2 and cover flow style alt + tab switching (which I have kept as my default)

KDE 4.2.2 with system activity (comes when pressing Ctrl + Esc)

KDE 4.2.2 with beautiful KInfoCenter memory module

KDE 4.2.2 and system monitor (looks like gnome-system-monitor)

KDE 4.2.2 and dictionary plasma applet running in the panel

KDE 4.2.2 and Dolphin file manager with split view and one of the views in preview mode showing my wallpaper collection

KDE 4.2.2 and Windows running inside virtualbox (windows starting)

KDE 4.2.2 with virtualbox under arch linux running windows in full screen mode (Right Ctrl + F in virtualbox)

Could not believe it is running under KDE 4.2.2 and arch linux? see below!!

Tech specs

Arch linux kernel version is 2.6.29 with preemption enabled. I have recompiled glibc using ABS with -msse4 and march=core2

I am more and more amazed with arch linux, a perfect fit for my system

Want to see more such beautiful screenshots. Well, you can install KDE 4.2 for yourself under Arch linux and enjoy the beauty of KDE 4.2 with power of Arch linux. I agree, it will be tough to learn arch linux but I have not hopped any other linux distro for past two months!!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

NVIDIA Linux Driver 180.44 and glxgears

I updated my nvidia driver to 180.44. I was getting 5000 fps using glxgears before, now after updating I get a 20000 fps in glxgears!!
Even after resizing glxgears window, the gears animation was smooth and fps is above 2500 frames. I think nvidia rocks with 180.44 driver

Thursday, April 2, 2009

I like Brasero CD burning s/w

After checking Brasero under ubuntu 9.04 all those weird problems vanished. I think it is to do with untested arch iso burning libraries which brasero calls. Now for writing CD's I am using Brasero but under ubuntu. I should be wary with Arch Linux Does not take the 8x speed (8x is supported by gnome baker) i choose and doing CD writing with full speed. I checked again, it overrides user preferences and thinks users are stupid, I hate its attitude Looks bad compared to great K3b, I donno if the debian lenny kde cd i burnt using this buggy brasero will boot