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When you installed an artwork in Ubuntu, you’ll splash screen will automatically changed.

Ubuntu stores the splash screen file image at directory /usr/share/pixmaps/splash.

Then how could I know which image file is currently used for the splash screen?

After you enter user id and password at a login screen, you will see the splash screen. Remember the image.

Then open directory /usr/share/pixmaps/splash with nautilus (easy way) to see the image file name (the one that you’ve shown after you log on).

To do it, press combination buttons Alt+F2 to open Run Application then type

nautilus /usr/share/pixmaps/splash at text box and press Enter.

You will see all images in this directory. Remember the image file name.

You can close this screen.

 

Press Alt+F2, type xterm to open ubuntu terminal console.

Go to /usr/share/pixmaps/splash directory.

taufanlubis@zyrex:~$ cd /usr/share/pixmaps/splash/

taufanlubis@zyrex:/usr/share/pixmaps/splash$ ls -l

total 200

-rw-r–r– 1 root root 51796 2007-03-30 19:02 edubuntu-splash.png

-rw-r–r– 1 root root 37056 2007-04-11 09:53 gnome-splash.png

-rw-r–r– 1 root root 62058 2007-08-20 08:42 ubuntu-slick.png

-rw-r–r– 1 root root 35159 2007-03-29 17:19 ubuntu-smooth.png

taufanlubis@zyrex:/usr/share/pixmaps/splash$

 

My splash image file is edubuntu-splash.png because I used Edubuntu Artwork.

So, if you want to change the splash screen just replace the edubuntu-splash.png with other image file, but make sure the image file name is the same.

 

Or, just make a link that point to the edubuntu-splash.png.

Make a back up in case you will use this image file again next time.

taufanlubis@zyrex:/usr/share/pixmaps/splash$ sudo mv edubuntu-splash.png edubuntu-splash.png.bak

Password:

taufanlubis@zyrex:/usr/share/pixmaps/splash$ ls -l

total 200

-rw-r–r– 1 root root 51796 2007-03-30 19:02 edubuntu-splash.png.bak

-rw-r–r– 1 root root 37056 2007-04-11 09:53 gnome-splash.png

-rw-r–r– 1 root root 62058 2007-08-20 08:42 ubuntu-slick.png

-rw-r–r– 1 root root 35159 2007-03-29 17:19 ubuntu-smooth.png

taufanlubis@zyrex:/usr/share/pixmaps/splash$

 

If you want to use ubuntu-slick.png for my new splash image then you have to poin the ubuntu-slick.png to edubuntu-splash.png with a link.

taufanlubis@zyrex:/usr/share/pixmaps/splash$ sudo ln -s ubuntu-slick.png edubuntu-splash.png

taufanlubis@zyrex:/usr/share/pixmaps/splash$ ls -l

total 200

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 16 2007-08-21 21:46 edubuntu-splash.png -> ubuntu-slick.png

-rw-r–r– 1 root root 51796 2007-03-30 19:02 edubuntu-splash.png.bak

-rw-r–r– 1 root root 37056 2007-04-11 09:53 gnome-splash.png

-rw-r–r– 1 root root 62058 2007-08-20 08:42 ubuntu-slick.png

-rw-r–r– 1 root root 35159 2007-03-29 17:19 ubuntu-smooth.png

taufanlubis@zyrex:/usr/share/pixmaps/splash$

 

Now, next time Ubuntu loads the image file edubuntu-splash.png, it will automatically load ubuntu-slick.png for the replacement.

Reboot your Ubuntu to see you new splash screen.

 

Note:

The summary of all explanations above is:

Just replace the current image file name at /usr/share/pixmaps/splash directory with a new file BUT must be with the same file name or create a link.

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Run OpenOffice.org Spreadsheet.

Applications > Office > OpenOffice.org Spreadsheet

type: game(); at cell A1

You will a message: ‘say what‘ at cell A1 then you will be placed at cell A2.

Just type: game(“StarWars”); at cell A2.

You will get a small game, named ‘StarWars Galaxy’.

I love this game.

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Alt+F2 to open ‘Run Application’ window

Type: ooffice -writer to open OpenOffice.org Word Processor

Type: ooffice -calc to open OpenOffice.org Spreadsheet

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For an example, you want to display the folder of ‘/media/hda5/Wallpapper’.

Just type: ‘nautilus /media/hda5/Wallpapper‘ at ‘Run Application’ window then Wallpaper folder from /media/hda5 will occur.

 

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1. Change Screen Resolution
Go to System > Preferences > Screen Resolution

 

2. Change Wallpapper
Press Right-click button on mouse and choose Change Desktop Background

3. Change Themes
Go to System > Preferences > Theme

4. Create and delete shortcut in desktop
Press Right-click button on mouse and choose Create Launcher
For example, you wan to create a shortcut for evolution at desktop.
Fill in:

Type: Application
Name: Checking Email
Command: evolution
Give an icon by clicking the ‘No Icon’ button.

5. Change Screen Saver
Go to System > Preferences > Screen Saver

6. Create Folder in desktop
Press Right-click button on mouse and choose Create Folder

7. Change your Account
Go to System > Preferences > About Me

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Below, is the list of graphic cards which have been tested to run Beryl, Compiz or Compiz Fusion

  • ATI 7000 / rv100 based cards
  • ATI 7200 / R100 based cards
  • ATI 7500 / rv200 based cards
  • ATI 8×00 / r200 based cards
  • ATI 9000 / rv250 based cards
  • ATI 9100 / R200 based cards
  • ATI 9200 / rv280 based cards

 

source: http://www.opotumon.com

 

  • ATI X600
  • ATI X550 / RV370
  • ATI Xpress 200
  • Nvidia GeForce4 MX440 64MB
  • Nvidia GeForce 660 128MB
  • Nvidia GeForce FX Go5200
  • Nvidia GeForce M
  • Nvidia GeForce Go7300
  • Intel GM900
  • Intel 82852/855GM
  • Intel 945GM
  • Intel GMA 950
  • Intel i915
  • Intel 82845G/GL
  • Intel 845 Gv
  • Intel 915GM
  • Intel 865
  • Intel 915

 

source: members from id-ubuntu mailing list.

Theoretically, you may run Beryl, mean 50% success or 50% fail.

  • ATI 9500 / R300 based cards

  • ATI 9600 / rv350 or rv360 based cards

  • ATI 9800 / R350 or R 360 based cards

  • ATI X300 / rv370 based cards

  • ATI X700 / rv410 based cards

  • ATI X800 / R420 or R423 or R430 or R480 based cards

  • ATI X850 / R480 or R481 based cards

 

Only support 2D:

- ATI Xpress 200M Northbridge Integrated GPUs

 

Not supported:

  • SIS

  • VIA

  • ATI X1300 / R515 based cards

  • ATI X1600 / R530 based cards

  • ATI X1800 / R520 based cards

  • ATI X1900 / R280 based cards

source: http://www.opotumon.com

If there any graphic cards that can run with Beryl, Compiz or Compiz Fusion, please, add it at the comment list.
Unfortunately, not all graphic cards support these programs. If you are using SIS or VIA, forget it. You can’t use it.

 

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working with file

1. create a file
taufanlubis@zyrex:~$ cat > testing
This is a testing file.
This is a testing file.
<ctrl+c>

taufanlubis@zyrex:~$ ls testing

testing


2. rename a file

taufanlubis@zyrex:~$ mv testing testing_new
taufanlubis@zyrex:~$ ls testing_new

testing_new

 

3. delete a file
taufanlubis@zyrex:~$ rm testing_new
taufanlubis@zyrex:~$ ls testing_new

ls: testing_new: No such file or directory

 

working with directory

1. create a directory
taufanlubis@zyrex:~$ mkdir test
taufanlubis@zyrex:~$ ls -l
total 408
………
drwxr-xr-x 2 taufanlubis taufanlubis 4096 2007-08-16 19:01 test
………

 

2. rename a directory
taufanlubis@zyrex:~$ mv test test_dir
taufanlubis@zyrex:~$ ls -l
total 408
………
drwxr-xr-x 2 taufanlubis taufanlubis 4096 2007-08-16 19:01 test_dir
………

 

3. delete a directory (if the directory is empty)
taufanlubis@zyrex:~$ rmdir test_dir/
taufanlubis@zyrex:~$ ls test_dir
ls: test_dir: No such file or directory

 

4. delete a directory (if not empty)
You can not use ‘rmdir’ to a not-empty directory. Let’s us make a try.

taufanlubis@zyrex:~$ mkdir test (create a directory)
taufanlubis@zyrex:~$ cd test (go to the directory)
taufanlubis@zyrex:~/test$ cat > file1 (create a file)
this is file1
<ctr-c>

 

taufanlubis@zyrex:~/test$ ls (check the existing file)
file1

taufanlubis@zyrex:~/test$ cd .. (go outside the directory)
taufanlubis@zyrex:~$ rmdir test (try to delete it using ‘rmdir’)
rmdir: test: Directory not empty (you will see a warning message)

taufanlubis@zyrex:~$

 

How to delete a not-empty directory?
You have to use ‘rm -rf’ command.
taufanlubis@zyrex:~$ rm -rf test/
taufanlubis@zyrex:~$ ls test

ls: test: No such file or directory

 

What is ‘rm -rf’?

‘rm’ is the same command when you use to delete a file or files. But, with an option ‘rf’, you can use it to delete a directory, even when it’s not empty.

-r, -R,
–recursive remove directories and their contents recursively

-f,
–force ignore nonexistent files, never prompt

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