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Tuesday January 22, 2008 8:17 pm
Bleeding Edge TV 231: Eee PC Full Desktop Mode, and installing Beryl for more awesomeness
The second in our series of Asus Eee PC how-to videos, this episode features instructions on how to activate the Eee PC‘s hidden Full Desktop Mode, a power-user mode featuring a launcher similar to the Start menu from Windows. Additionally, Nate True demonstrates how to activate Beryl, a 3d desktop effect engine that adds stunning visual effects to your desktop, including windows that stretch and wobble like Jell-O when you move them around and a rotating desktop cube display.
The process to install and activate Beryl is a bit involved, though the results are quite worth it. Check out the video for the details - and as promised, here are the two long lines so you can copy and paste them to your console:
To authorize the community Eee PC repository:
curl http://download.tuxfamily.org/eeepcrepos/key.asc | sudo apt-key add -
Remember the trailing hyphen (-) IS required. To authorize the Beryl repository:
curl http://email@example.com | sudo apt-key add -
Again, the ending hyphen (-) is required. We have a few more Eee PC hacks on the way, so be sure you are subscribed so you don’t miss any.
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