Unfortunately for my mental sanity, I recently found Wallbase. So I downloaded a bunch of wallpapers and decided that it would be nice to have them automatically rotated. So here’s what I came up with…
For my Windows Vista machine, I picked John’s Background Switcher. End of story.
Next up, the Fedora 15/Gnome 3 laptop. With Gnome 3, your options are limited; the only one I found was wp-show. So open a terminal and run the following commands (you’ll need git installed for this to work):
git clone git://gitorious.org/gnome-3-wp/gnome-3-wp.git
chmod +x gnome-3-wp/wp-show gnome-3-wp/tools/wp-show gnome-3-wp/tools/install
A nice, self-explainable GUI should pop up. Pick the directory from which you want images to be used, pick the timeout, tick the Enable checkbox, hit Apply, hit Close. Easy as pie.
(Also, I’m sorry for not posting more throughout the vacation. However, school is going to start again on 12 this month, which means I’ll get bored as hell and start doing crazy stuff like trying to use Arachne as my main browser. And, of course, I’ll write all about it here. )
Here’s an exceptionally short HOWTO (for Fedora 15 with Gnome 3):
- Open System Settings (click your name in the top-right corner to see it).
- Click “Network”.
- Click “Wireless” from the networks list.
- Click the “Options…” button. If it’s greyed out, connect to a network.
- Go to the “IPv6 Settings” tab.
- From the dropdown box, select “Ignore”.
Ah, the old IPv6-breaks-my-network-connection problem. How nice. You’d think modern distros fix it, but apparently not.
About F15 itself, all I can say is that it’s buggy as hell. Newbie-unfriendly. Seriously, I can’t imagine a newbie ex-Windows user seeing an error when he first tries to update his system, decyphering the error message and then going through the package list to deselect one of them.
Gnome 3 is quite likable, in my very humble opinion, except for some minor wrong design decisions (like not having an “invisible” option for online presence, hiding the shutdown button, being incompatible with Ubuntu indicators, forbidding customization, using hinted fonts by default and not having an option to change that…).