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    Cool what system monitor


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    Can anyone tell me what system monitor that is on the top of the desktop that is in a text format. I LOVE it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by V.8MR View Post
    Can anyone tell me what system monitor that is on the top of the desktop that is in a text format. I LOVE it.
    Welcome to the forums!

    That's conky:

    Conky - a light-weight system monitor
    oz

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    Welcome to the forums!

    That's conky:

    Conky - a light-weight system monitor
    Hi,
    Thanx!!

    Can anyone shed any light on how to set it up similarly to the one shown in the above example.

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    Here's the configuration file (conkyrc) I was using at the time I posted that screenshot:

    Code:
    # Conky sample configuration
    #
    # the list of variables has been removed from this file in favour
    # of keeping the documentation more maintainable.
    # Check http://conky.sf.net for an up-to-date-list.
    
    # set to yes if you want Conky to be forked in the background
    background no
    
    # X font when Xft is disabled, you can pick one with program xfontsel
    #font 5x7
    #font 6x10
    #font 7x13
    #font 8x13
    #font 9x15
    #font *mintsmild.se*
    #font -*-*-*-*-*-*-34-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
    
    
    # Use Xft?
    use_xft yes
    
    # Set conky on the bottom of all other applications
    own_window_hints below
    
    # Xft font when Xft is enabled
    xftfont Bitstream Vera Sans Mono:size=8
    
    # Text alpha when using Xft
    xftalpha 0.8
    
    # Print everything to stdout?
    # out_to_console no
    
    # MPD host/port
    # mpd_host localhost
    # mpd_port 6600
    # mpd_password tinker_bell
    
    # Print everything to console?
    # out_to_console no
    
    # mail spool
    mail_spool $MAIL
    
    # Update interval in seconds
    update_interval 2
    
    # This is the number of times Conky will update before quitting.
    # Set to zero to run forever.
    total_run_times 0
    
    # Create own window instead of using desktop (required in nautilus)
    own_window no
    
    # Use pseudo transparency with own_window?
    own_window_transparent yes
    
    # If own_window_transparent is set to no, you can set the background colour here
    own_window_colour hotpink
    
    # Use double buffering (reduces flicker, may not work for everyone)
    double_buffer yes
    
    # Minimum size of text area
    minimum_size 110 2
    
    # Draw shades?
    draw_shades yes
    
    # Draw outlines?
    draw_outline no
    
    # Draw borders around text
    draw_borders no
    
    # Stippled borders?
    stippled_borders 6
    
    # border margins
    border_margin 1
    
    # border width
    border_width 1
    
    # Default colors and also border colors
    default_color white
    default_shade_color black
    default_outline_color black
    
    # Text alignment, other possible values are commented
    #alignment top_left
    alignment top_right
    #alignment bottom_left
    #alignment bottom_right
    #alignment none
    
    # Gap between borders of screen and text
    # same thing as passing -x at command line
    gap_x 10
    gap_y -8
    
    # Subtract file system buffers from used memory?
    no_buffers yes
    
    # set to yes if you want all text to be in uppercase
    uppercase no
    
    # number of cpu samples to average
    # set to 1 to disable averaging
    cpu_avg_samples 2
    
    # number of net samples to average
    # set to 1 to disable averaging
    net_avg_samples 2
    
    # Force UTF8? note that UTF8 support required XFT
    override_utf8_locale no
    
    
    # Add spaces to keep things from moving about?  This only affects certain objects.
    use_spacer no
    
    #   mldonkey_hostname     Hostname for mldonkey stuff, defaults to localhost
    #   mldonkey_port         Mldonkey port, 4001 default
    #   mldonkey_login        Mldonkey login, default none
    #   mldonkey_password     Mldonkey password, default none
    
    # boinc (seti) dir
    # seti_dir /opt/seti
    
    # variable is given either in format $variable or in ${variable}. Latter
    # allows characters right after the variable and must be used in network
    # stuff because of an argument
    
    # stuff after 'TEXT' will be formatted on screen
    
    TEXT
    
    ${color grey}|   ${color grey}cpu:  ${color #ffffff}$cpu%   ${color grey}|   ${color grey}ram:  ${color #ffffff}$memperc%   ${color grey}|   ${color grey}swap:  ${color #ffffff}$swapperc%   ${color grey}|   ${color grey}processes:  ${color #ffffff}$processes   ${color grey}|   ${color grey}running:  ${color #ffffff}$running_processes   ${color grey}|   ${color grey}eth0 down:  ${color #ffffff}${downspeed eth0} ${color grey}k/s   ${color grey}|   ${color grey}eth0 up:  ${color #ffffff}${upspeed eth0} ${color grey}k/s   ${color grey}|   ${color grey}/: ${color #ffffff}${fs_free_perc /}% ${color grey}free   ${color grey}|   ${color grey}/home: ${color #ffffff}${fs_free_perc /home}% ${color grey}free   ${color grey}| ${offset 102}
    You might give a few errors if you run it that way now because I think Conky has changed a few things, but it shouldn't be too hard to edit it for no errors.

    Have fun with it, and with Linux.
    oz

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