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I was over at the archlinux forum browsing the April Screenshot thread and of course I usually always find something I like so once again I set out to make myself a new wallpaper. I still have to redo my conky script so it goes horizontal instead of verticle, but I can do that another day. So here we go:
Now if I get tired of the pics in the frames I can easily swap em out, I just love this concept. No matter how many desktop threads you see, seems like there is always something that catches your eye.
Since I have been hanging out over at the archlinux forum and seeing their monthly screenshots, I have always liked it when they use a really neat little script to take their screenshots. So I dug around and found the script and changed it to add SabayonLinux to it. Take a peek below and I will explain how to do it.
See how neat that is? It displays all your info so people don’t have to ask what theme you are using or icons etc. I made two different ascii art pics. I’m not an ascii artists so if someone can improve upon the ascii art, by all means do it and let me know.
This is how you do it. First a script needs to be downloaded -I zipped the two files use the one of your choice. Right click on the link and choose save as to save it. You can name them anything you want, just make sure the .pl stays. Now what I did in my home directory is created a folder called bin mkdir /home/username/bin and I put the file into that folder. Replace the username with your actual user name btw. Now you don’t have to use it for screenshots either if you don’t want too, on line 17 of the script you can change my $shot = 0; to my $shot = 1; and than it won’t take a screenshot but still display. Line 19 you can change the time delay. Note you will need scrot installed to do this, so emerge scrot if you don’t have it.
Ok, so you made a folder called bin in your home directory and have the file in there. You have installed scrot and ready to go. I will use the file name info3.pl, but if you changed the name you will substitute the name in the command to the one you gave it. Open up terminal or konsole and issue the command as a normal user perl /home/username/bin/info3.pl and it should display and take a snapshot, remember your delay! You snapshot will be found in your newly created bin folder. How is that for organization?
Now next time you participate in a monthly screenshot thread, you can show off.
I take no credit for this script. I did not create it, only added to it.