Saturday, August 23, 2008

Customising the eeepc

Here's what I did

  • Disabled samba and portmapper by commenting them out of /usr/sbin/ Tried just commenting out their start methods in init.d, but services calls start-stop daemon directly for portmapper. Didn't want to actually uninstall in case I want them later where there is no inet access.
  • Disabled cups auto-discovery off (Browing Off in /etc/cups/cupsd.conf) because it requires a process listening on the network.
  • Changed computer hostname using kcontrol
  • Connect to my home wireless automatically on boot.
  • Changed screensaver to lock after a few seconds.
  • Added in extra apt package sources and installed openarena - awesome.