One week of Raspberry Pi hardware and I am beginning to feel in control of my operating system and raspberrian computer. Just a little bit of control. Debian is like a Swiss bureaucrat asking you permission and forms to fill before breathing. Oh they are strict. I know about Swiss control freaks, I have dual nationality.
Anyway … the above is my latest Squeeze, so to speak. The latest Rpi Debian Squeeze was released with support for Squeak, a programming language used by Micky Mousers. Written in Squeak is Scratch which is designed and available for those young at heart.
Now why do I suddenly feel in control of my Raspberry? … because rather than take a picture of the screen with my Ipad, I could use the screenshot facility in mtpaint. A good Puppy standard graphic program. Hooray. The xscreenshot in Debian, I could not figure out even after a visit to the appropriate website and a bowl of muesli.
To get the wallpaper, I needed to know apt-get and sudo su and all those cli wonders such as change permissions etc. - a lot of red tape. Debian security is like a mind meld with emmental… . and you are a hole.
I dun did do a screenshot and … changed the background. My computer. My operating system. My oh my, bring on the real Puppy developers …
How to use Mtpaint screenshot:
- Load Lxterminal
- type sudo su
- then apt-get update
- then apt-get install mtpaint
- then apt-get clean
Mtpaint is now in your LX menu under graphics
The screenshot facility in mtpaint is under File/Actions/Time delayed screenshot
To put the screenshot onto a USB keydrive for a bit of sneaker netting
sudo su from the terminal
and change the permissions of everything to read/writable, just because you can.
More details after I have a yodel …