Friday, October 06, 2006

Tech Update

Some more around recent exhilari-wathever times with the Laptop: 
Got Dual Screen solved,
 it look I now have a Modem working for when on the move, 
and I found a fantastic Window Manager to add up to this
 attractive piece of technology;

Check out for more.

A Modem, Better and quicker looks, and the ability to use the tiny thing for presentations with an external videoprojector, it's coming ladies & gentlemen.

Modem thanks to

The dual screen thing is very impressive -and quite a hack: Originally, the Vaio PGN-T17GS is not ment to do more than replicating your screen on the external output, which is problematic given the wxga (widescreen) nature of its display.

Out of factory, locked on XP, you cannot display different things on the two outputs. Now, thanks to Xinerama, ubuntu forums and a german guy from HK called Wieman01, I successfully enabled Dual Head & fool around with a screen def of  1280x1792, they are stacked/configured one above the other & allow me to use the small laptop LCD as a Dashboard for the things happening on top. With the added glamour featured by Enlightenment, it's cheer Class. Slowly appearing windows, transparency, minimalism (lack of menubar/systemtray/icons) & just plain elegant design makes this trully appealing. Techno-aristocratic, yes indeed, but so good.

cheerio, life's good today.

If you look at the Deskshot below, you'll see my usual stolen-punk-baby-blue, with not much than the display of a transparent "iconBox" where minimized softs go, the 2x2 virtual desktops in 1280x768 mode, and a row of tiny "epplets" featuring a timestamp, a command-line fied, music and battery + a toolbox of buttons to access the most usefull softwares.

Yes, I added a little Logo: it;s the official Tux truncated by a line in a color taken from the baby's sunglasses on top of the VAIO sign. Nice huh?

Thanks to The Gimp for Graphic work on this.

Sleek. Hard to understand, pain in the ass to set up, crashed twice in three days, totally counter-intuitive, and

just plain gorgeous.

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