Creating a Desktop Wallpaper for Linux with GIMP

  • Episode 226
  • January 17, 2012
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Robbie and Rachel demonstrate how to create a simple desktop wallpaper for your Linux machine.

This episode is sponsored in part by: Liquid Image, Garden Gate Farms, Planet Calypso & Pogoplug.

Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson and Rachel Xu present live from the Category5 studios in Barrie, Ontario. Eric Kidd shows up and impersonates Robbie in a hilarious micro-segment.
  • Eric Kidd presents as Robbie Ferguson in a spoof show intro, with an extremely realistic bald cap.
  • Viewer Question: I'm trying to click on something on the far right side of my screen, but my mouse can't seem to reach it. What should I do?
  • Viewer Question: I'm having trouble with my Android. What should I do about it?
  • Viewer Question: How do I get rid of cookies?
  • Viewer Question: My computer is making a strange "whirring" noise. What is it, and what should I do about it?
  • On with the real show.
  • Nominate Category5 TV for a Shorty Award at cat5.tv/shorty.
  • The week of cool figurines: a USS Reliant die cast ornament and a legit Geekman action figure.
  • Viewer Question: I've been working to reduce fan noise in my systems and received a suggestion regarding a replacement CPU fan, but the one that was recommeded to me doesn't have a 4-pin connector for system-controlled fan speed. What would you recommend?
  • Viewer Comment: I got Synergy working. Thanks for your help!
  • Viewer Question: Could you talk about the CMS solution you use, and how to establish a community web site?
  • The issues we run into with heavy web site software (content management system) on a shared hosting service.
  • Dynamic verses static web site content.
  • Viewer Question: I'm running two screens on my Laptop, but I can't drag programs from one screen to the other. Any suggestions to help me out?
  • Top stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom.
  • Feature: Creating a desktop wallpaper that fits our screen perfectly.
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  • Host: Robbie Ferguson
  • Co-Host: Rachel Xu

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Robbie Ferguson

Don't worry if you find something broken... this is a work in progress.


Robbie Ferguson

I still need to fix several broken images and create more content... this is a huge undertaking! Enjoy!

Robbie Ferguson

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