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VT220 inspired OpenBSD by pkmurugan VT220 inspired OpenBSD :iconpkmurugan:pkmurugan 7 2 Post Schizophrenia by pkmurugan Post Schizophrenia :iconpkmurugan:pkmurugan 6 2 Font Showcase - FreeBSD Fluxbox by pkmurugan Font Showcase - FreeBSD Fluxbox :iconpkmurugan:pkmurugan 7 2 Solarized JLA - FreeBSD by pkmurugan Solarized JLA - FreeBSD :iconpkmurugan:pkmurugan 22 8 Dark Knight Year One FreeBSD by pkmurugan Dark Knight Year One FreeBSD :iconpkmurugan:pkmurugan 29 25 Dark Knight+FreeBSD by pkmurugan Dark Knight+FreeBSD :iconpkmurugan:pkmurugan 14 5 Project Resurrection by pkmurugan Project Resurrection :iconpkmurugan:pkmurugan 6 10 Tribute to Dennis Ritchie by pkmurugan Tribute to Dennis Ritchie :iconpkmurugan:pkmurugan 37 18 Got Lepton? FreeBSD by pkmurugan Got Lepton? FreeBSD :iconpkmurugan:pkmurugan 17 8 Masturbating Monkeys FTMFW by pkmurugan Masturbating Monkeys FTMFW :iconpkmurugan:pkmurugan 12 7 45 - Warp Speed Ahead..... by pkmurugan 45 - Warp Speed Ahead..... :iconpkmurugan:pkmurugan 4 7 Return to the Roots - Fluxbox by pkmurugan Return to the Roots - Fluxbox :iconpkmurugan:pkmurugan 8 4 Old School Beastie by pkmurugan Old School Beastie :iconpkmurugan:pkmurugan 6 2 Beastie Powered - Xmonad by pkmurugan Beastie Powered - Xmonad :iconpkmurugan:pkmurugan 2 3 Transcendental by pkmurugan Transcendental :iconpkmurugan:pkmurugan 13 9 Dynamic Shell - OpenBSD+CWM by pkmurugan Dynamic Shell - OpenBSD+CWM :iconpkmurugan:pkmurugan 7 19


emacs user at work by EarlColour emacs user at work :iconearlcolour:EarlColour 19 9 BSD Unix Heritage by vermaden BSD Unix Heritage :iconvermaden:vermaden 13 5 ain't my arch o.O by Warchief ain't my arch o.O :iconwarchief:Warchief 2 1 Arch 121211 by HashBox Arch 121211 :iconhashbox:HashBox 13 13 LXPANEL instead of PYPANEL by vermaden LXPANEL instead of PYPANEL :iconvermaden:vermaden 1 13 derp by Th3R0b derp :iconth3r0b:Th3R0b 5 6 Nytek-Fluxbox-April by Muffsdawg Nytek-Fluxbox-April :iconmuffsdawg:Muffsdawg 7 8 Screenshot 2010-01-22 by sen7 Screenshot 2010-01-22 :iconsen7:sen7 34 34 Espresso Openbox Theme by londonali1010 Espresso Openbox Theme :iconlondonali1010:londonali1010 13 11 Escritorio Japones by ADES21 Escritorio Japones :iconades21:ADES21 2 1 Sushi by MonkeySeed Sushi :iconmonkeyseed:MonkeySeed 4,994 501 :SS: Must destroy the city by SwaySo :SS: Must destroy the city :iconswayso:SwaySo 114 72 CDE by DaveLuck CDE :icondaveluck:DaveLuck 2 7 Work environment by rebound11 Work environment :iconrebound11:rebound11 2 8 enjoy the terms by aimeta enjoy the terms :iconaimeta:aimeta 21 34 Arch April '09 I by BalanceST Arch April '09 I :iconbalancest:BalanceST 12 3



I always thought that FreeBSD installation shouldn't be a problem in general, but I wasn't really sure if a laptop would be the best choice to give it a try for the very first time. I have been proven wrong. The installation went absolutely fine, no hitches. Usual suspects, like the right screen resolution, touchpad, etc. worked straight out of the box. Broadcom ethernet card worked right. The only things that I had to do, was to load snd, and load the appropriate driver for wireless access. Luckily the Lenovo3000N200 model that I have uses Intel3945 and FreeBSD7.1 has a driver. Now wireless works perfectly and wpa-psk security is also enabled. Now I should buy a Beastie plush to sit right alongside my rockhopper penguin plush and the normal penguin plush. :D
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Prem K
I am this token weirdo that you would find in any research institution. Reverse engineer gene regulatory networks for food, explore black hole information theory and extra dimensions by night. Weekends are reserved for step by step plans to take over the world. Studied Theoretical Physics and Chemical Engineering. Awaiting my PhD defense.


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crownvictoria Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
love you're desktops, very inspireing to a fairly new linux user such as myself :D :D :D
pkmurugan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Glad to hear that mate. Thanks for the nice comment.
murderslastcrow Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
O_O You really love playing around with software, don't you? *after reading your tastes in OSes*
pkmurugan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
You got that right. Thanks for the visit man
guzzorustyjoe Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Or you could say the one on the desktop is because my desktop stays covered most of the time !
CloudsEnd Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Hello there, i'd love to know where you got the Spike Spieglein Wallpaper from your Color Rich Spike Beastie Fun submission from.

Id be very grateful if you would give me a link for it. :)
pkmurugan Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
No problems. Just follow the link. I uploaded it for you.


Cheers, pkm
elleti-brainvision Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Student Photographer
hi man, how are you?

I'm looking at your little pieces of art from a long time.. your conf are fantastic! I love mix between colours and dark.. superb!

I would like to know how to obtain something like your configs.. but I understood that you doesn't love to share so much.. that's right! I don't love to have all done, too..

So I would ask to you just a few question: what kind of shell do you use? I mean between bash, zsh, ksh or others..

What file do I need to edit to have colours not only for the prompt?

Do you use a software like ColorWrapper?

I'm asking this because I know that for bash I need to edit .bashrc file in my home, or bash_profile.. but then someone said that I must edit .Xdefaults.. so I get confused..

Please could you help me just a little bit?
I will appreciate it very much.. Thank you for paying attention!

see you!
elleti-brainvision Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Student Photographer
so, if you don't want to reveal your secrets, can you please tell us if there's a good place where to look for this kind of info or a help or a how-to?

I've read at your personal blog that you are using zsh and Color Wrapper for sure.. but I still can't understand what is the sense of the configs files like .Xdefaults, .Xsession, etc. and which one is better to edit for optimal results..

Please can you suggest me some useful link?

Thank you very much again, I hope I'm not boring you..
see you!
pkmurugan Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
Sorry about the delay mate. I wasn't active here for a while. That should explain why I hadn't answered your queries until now. No need to go ballistic because of that mate. Anyway my old config files are all available in github and have been used by many people. So I don't understand what the problem really is.

As far as understanding the meaning behind these files, well you got to do some reading yourself. Xdefaults, zshrc and various other config files are the ones that define your terminal setup. You have to learn about them yourself. It is very easy and one cannot expect to get his or her hands held all the time.
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