How to customize the logo of our Distro when running Neofetch?

How to customize the logo of our Distro when running Neofetch?

How to customize the logo of our Distro when running Neofetch?

As usual tradition in many Linux Communities for a long time, and also here in Ubunlog For a short time now, every Friday, we usually celebrate the usual, spectacular and fun #DeskFridays. That is, we enjoy the art of customizing our respective operating systems (GNU/Linux Distros), free and open, in community.

And since, in them we all tend to focus on showing a new desktop background, accompanied by new graphic themes (interface, windows, icons, cursors, fonts) and the execution of a terminal (console) showing the output of the Neofetch command, Today we will explain something new, complementary and just as fun. Since, on the previous occasion, we focused on teaching how to change the technical information displayed in Neofetch, while today, we will focus on showing how we can do to "Be able to customize the logo of our GNU/Linux Distro when running Neofetch", in a more creative, easier and faster way, using the desktop app called letterpress.

How to customize the Neofetch of our GNU/Linux Distro?

How to customize the Neofetch of our GNU/Linux Distro?

But, before starting this post on "how to customize the logo of our GNU/Linux Distro when running Neofetch", we recommend you explore a previous related post with the art of Linux customization, at the end of reading this:

How to customize the Neofetch of our GNU/Linux Distro?
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Letterpress: Customize the logo of your GNU/Linux Distro in Neofetch

Letterpress: Customize the logo of your GNU/Linux Distro in Neofetch

What is Letterpress?

letterpress is a native app of the GNOME Desktop Environment, which, according to its official section on the GNOME applications website (GNOME Circle) is described as follows:

Letterpress converts your images into an image made up of ASCII characters. You can save the result to a file, copy it and even change its resolution. High resolution results can be viewed comfortably by reducing the zoom factor.

Currently, your latest official version is 2.0, published last year (20/09/2023), and we already mentioned its news briefly in a previous post.

How to use Letterpress to customize the logo of our GNU/Linux Distro in Neofetch?

As we have already explained on previous occasions, Neofetch has a configuration file called "config.conf", which is located within a hidden folder located in the path ${HOME}/.config/neofetch/. And within it there are many configuration parameters.

However, this time, what matters to us is locating the line with the parameter "image_source='auto'" to replace the value "auto" with a custom path, with the following format: "/path/to/img" . In our case, we have replaced the value “auto” with the value “/home/sysadmin/Descargas/nuevologodistro.txt”.

Once a personalized route has been programmed, and having previously built your own custom image or saved a third-party one within the file system of our GNU/Linux Distribution, we proceed to perform the following steps, and then execute the Neofetch command and see the results.

As shown below:

  • Custom image in custom path

Custom image in custom path for Neofetch

  • Search and launch the Letterpress app, previously installed.

Running Letterpress

letterpress

  • Custom Image Upload to Letterpress: By pressing the Open file button, you can load the custom image created, which will be displayed immediately in ASCII format. Additionally, it can be enlarged or smaller before being stored on disk using the size control located at the bottom left.

Upload Custom Image to Letterpress

How to customize the logo of your GNU/Linux Distro when running Neofetch: Screenshot 1

How to customize the logo of your GNU/Linux Distro when running Neofetch: Screenshot 2

  • Once a suitable size has been selected, it must be saved to disk along the programmed path and stored with the precise name mentioned.

How to customize the logo of your GNU/Linux Distro when running Neofetch: Screenshot 3

  • If everything has gone well, we can now run the Neofetch command in a Linux Terminal, alone or accompanied by the Lolcat command, to obtain colored output, instead of monochrome (black or white).

Run the Neofetch - 01 command in a Linux Terminal

Run the Neofetch - 02 command in a Linux Terminal

Run the Neofetch - 03 command in a Linux Terminal

Most likely, in the first attempts, it will be the turn of many Try various image sizes (resolution in pixels) and character widths within Letterpress, until you find the right one.

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Summary 2023 - 2024

Summary

In short, now that you know "how to customize the logo of your GNU/Linux Distro when running Neofetch" and also the technical information about your operating system that accompanies it, we hope that you apply this knowledge in the most creative and striking way possible. So that you can start participating in the fabulous and entertaining #DeskFriday with a better and more beautiful customization of your Terminal.

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