some purdy little images from debian

I found these at: /usr/share/images/desktop-base

All these operating systems have treats buried here and there. Back when I ran Slackware, I used to find a fair amount of "Bob" Dobbs in it.

By the way, if you are running any operating system that boots to a graphical using GDM (Gnome Display Manager), Try typing in "Require Quarter" (without the quotes) when it asks for your username. You'll get a pop-up after you log in. More Easter Eggs are at the wikipedia link for GDM.

14 responses to “some purdy little images from debian

  1. *looks at the images in awe* So pretty. πŸ™‚

  2. Originally posted by JoshuaPhelps:

    So pretty.

    Even comforting in a way. :heart:

  3. Debian is here to keep your desktop safe and sound. :up:

  4. "Over my head…..oooo ver my head" :jester:

  5. Originally posted by operainchicago:

    "Over my head…..oooo ver my head"

    Hehehe. You say that every time. πŸ˜† It's just my little foray into tech dabbling.

  6. Cable Car?

  7. Originally posted by JoshuaPhelps:

    Cable Car?

    San Francisco?

  8. No, the song!

  9. Originally posted by slackwrdave:

    I started with Red Hat.

    I tried Red Hat as my first GUI-based distro, but I've never been a fan of Gnome. Now that KDE had been effectively destroyed in my opinion, I've been playing with Gnome a little. Not much to say about it yet. It is a substantial paradigm shift even from KDE 4.x. And I do remember the RPM Hell, including with SuSE at times.

    Okay. I feel an "I hate KDE 4.x" rant brewing. I'm going to stop typing now.

  10. Originally posted by 0x29a:

    Having started my adventure in Linux-with-GUI's with pre-Novell SuSE, I was spoiled by its repositories –especially Pacman

    I always enjoy hearing what people have used and how it went for them.Originally posted by 0x29a:

    I could never get used to the measured caution of Debian updates.

    The first time I installed Debian "stable", I was surprised at the old versions of things on there. I switched it to "testing", and now it often runs close to Ubuntu, especially on the apps I use a lot, like browsers, e-mail, messenger, and audio-video manipulation and burning. I haven't gotten up the nerve to go to Debian "unstable" yet.Originally posted by 0x29a:

    For what it's worth, my first Linux distro was Yggdrasil

    I started with Red Hat. At the time it was the easiest thing around, but the term "RPM hell" was well earned. I assume it got better, but I ran off to other things so I don't know.

  11. Having started my adventure in Linux-with-GUI's with pre-Novell SuSE, I was spoiled by its repositories –especially Pacman — being very up-to-date. I could never get used to the measured caution of Debian updates.

    For what it's worth, my first Linux distro was Yggdrasil.

  12. Originally posted by 0x29a:

    Okay. I feel an "I hate KDE 4.x" rant brewing. I'm going to stop typing now.

    Hehe. I was hooked on KDE (on Slackware) for many years, then came Plasma. πŸ˜₯ I appreciate a bold forward shift, but so much went wrong. About the same time KDE went wonky for me, Slackware got weird with contradictory documentation and wouldn't run well anymore. It all happened about the time Pat Volkerding started having mysterious health problems and farmed out some of the leadership to some guy in Italy.Anyway, we ended up with a lot of *buntus around here and Debian on the big (but old) box. I'm hooked on 'em all but always looking for some new plaything. πŸ˜€

  13. Originally posted by slackwrdave:

    I'm hooked on 'em all but always looking for some new plaything.

    Well, I've just installed PCLinuxOS KDE FullMonty on my sandbox, and as soon as I figure out what's wrong with the monitor on that box, I'll have a report.

    The monitor problems predate this install. Damn thing keeps giving me the "not optimal" settings message. It's a Samsung FP and I can't for the life of me figure out if it's the monitor or the video card. I'm on the second video card and the "not optimal" error persists across reboots even, unless I unplug the power any time after POST starts. Bah!

  14. I don't know if it's similar, but my monitor will give the same "not optimal" message when switching from a GUI to a true console. In the monitor settings the message can be disabled, which I did as everything seems OK otherwise. When running the GUI, the monitor is getting a perfect resolution and frequency per the manual, so I just let it go. These LCD monitors are sure easier than the prior CRT ones were for me. A little messing up and they still display OK.

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