EEE PC Chronicles, Episode 2
By syw on Jun 11, 2008
OK, I am supposed to be an expert user. I hate that "easy mode" desktop. That's for beginners. How do I get rid of it?
I thought of simply re-installing opensolaris 2008.05 over it. I work for Sun and it should be cooler than this easy mode thing. Then again, maybe I should check out the community first. So I searched and got blasted away with the communities. There is this nice article that hold people hands to "unleash" EEE PC. Download a script, open a terminal window, and run the script. After reboot, I "personalized" the machine to boot directly to full KDE. This is really more complicated than it should be.
But several programs from the easy mode can no longer be found. One of them is the video camera activator. I needed to switch back to easy mode for that. Hmm, not cool.
I then found a "locale_dialog" program to switch the default language to English. But somehow the desktop is still in Chinese, only FireFox and Thunderbird changed. This laptop is now getting more serious. I decided to buy a 16GB SD card (550rmb) and used it to move all my email folders over. Thunderbird happily recognized my local folders. That's cool.
I need my html editor to write blogs with. I found a bluefish software and use Debian's apt-get to download and install. This process requires opening an xterm and the sudo command. Xterm is much better in Chinese font handling than the easy mode "terminal."