Monday, November 10, 2008

External Ports & Gimp

Day 7
Today at school I took advantage of some of the external ports on the Eee and the monitor for the now-dormant desktop computer supplied by my school. Connecting it was surprisingly easy. Plugged it in and the monitor flicked on. Fn+F5 let me choose to turn off the LCD or have it displayed on both. And by changing the external display options found in the Control Center menu, I was able to get it to run in 1024X768 resolution.

I also decided to install Gimp. I've had limited experience with image work using Gimp and although it's no Photoshop, it's what available, so it'll have to do. It took about 25 minutes, but I made the banner for this blog. Not bad, huh?

I used the console for Gimp. In case you're interested, here's the commands. I have no idea if it requires any special repositories. It didn't for me, but that means very little because I've been adding repositories like crazy. The more the better, right?

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gimp

2 thoughts :

  1. Steven Pemberton said...

    Presumably since you're using Gimp, you are also running the Linux version.

    You can get better than 1024x768 resolution, but you have to edit a file that currently sets that as the max. The hardware supports up to 2048x2048.

    See for details on how to fix.

  2. Anonymous said...

    Nice Banner it is to :)