Application and ricing your desktop
Application & ricing
PAGE WORK IN PROGRESS
If you want to rice please respect these rules.
5 important rules to become a ricing monkey:
rule 1: Never copy a hole config from other user, without read it and understand it. rule 2: Try to do it yourself. rule 3: Experiment on VM or non important laptop / desktop. rule 4: Read the fucking documentation. rule 5: Be proud of what you already achieved.
All themes, icons, fonts, etc. are installed or in your /home/user folder or /usr folder:
$ cp folder_themes ~/.themes/ # cp folder_themes /usr/share/themes/
$ cp folder_icons ~/.icons/ # cp folder_icons /usr/share/icons/
$ cp folder_fonts ~/.fonts/ # cp folder_fonts /usr/share/fonts
Arc: same as above (install once).
Papirus icon theme: https://github.com/PapirusDevelopmentTeam/papirus-icon-theme
Pop icon theme: https://github.com/pop-os/icon-theme
$ sudo -i apt install pluma
$ git clone https://github.com/graysky2/pulseaudio-ctl.git && cd pulseaudio-ctl $ make # make install
$ sudo -i apt install recordmydesktop
Sysadmin (network diagnostic tool)
$ sudo -i apt install mtr # Debian 9 # emerge --ask mtr # Funtoo
$ sudo -i ???
$ sudo -i apt install dns-tools # Debian 9 # emerge --ask bind-tools # Funtoo
So first thing I want to change is the boot behaviour with a custom resolution and wallpaper:
You can find your resolution and framebuffer with hwinfo:
# hwinfo --framebuffer Mode 0x037f: 1920x1080 (+7680), 24 bits
Then configure /etc/default/grub:
# vim /etc/default/grub GRUB_GFXMODE=1920x1080x24,auto GRUB_BACKGROUND="/boot/grub/mybackground.png"
- Note: the auto is important, so that if the resolution is not correctly, grub have a failback mode auto on.
Now I copie my wallpaper too the specified path:
# cp Pictures/wallpaper/mybackground.png /boot/grub/mybackground.png
- Note that the image is a PNG file (not JPG) and find here the specification need by GRUB:
PNG image data, 1920 x 1080, 8-bit/color RGB, non-interlaced
If need you can use Imagemagick and convert your JPG image to a PNG image.
Then we need to reload grub configuration so that the next reboot it will use the custom resolution and image:
# grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg Found background: /boot/grub/mybackground.png ## Important to see!
Ok. should ready to reboot.
If the image is not displayed, check:
* The path and the filename in /etc/default/grub are correct * The image is of the proper size and format (tga, png, 8-bit jpg) * The image was saved in the RGB mode, and is not indexed * The console mode is not enabled in /etc/default/grub * The command grub-mkconfig must be executed to place the background image information into the /boot/grub/grub.cfg file * The grub-mkconfig scripts won't quote the file name in grub.cfg so make sure it does not contain spaces