Elementary OS and the new About page

Reading about the new Elementary OS updates (the distro that I use) I saw the new “About” page which now have better looking than before.

elementary-about-page

But, that default mac computer icon does not fit my computer and as a thinkpad user I am would be proud if the Elementary OS detects my machine’s vendor name… but it’s not what happened. šŸ˜¦

Following my wishes to have some custom information on that page, I made some research on the elementary code, on githubĀ and discovered that the “about” page can load information from an specific file on the computer, so I have try it and that what it looks like now:

Captura de tela de 2017-07-04 11.42.28

Here is how to do it:

  • Open as an Administrator the path /etc
  • Create a file calledĀ oem.conf
  • Add the following content on the created file and set your own information and icon:
    [OEM]
    Manufacturer=System76 Inc.
    Product=Meerkat
    Version=meer1
    Logo=/etc/oem/logo.png
    URL=https://support.system76.com

 

The Logo should be a transparent png file, so I used a very nice online tool on editphotosforfree.com to easily remove the background of an image that I found on google.

The descriptions of manufactures, product, version and the link of the URL can be anything that you want to show on the “About” page.