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    Free system monitoring software?


    Hi,
    I am wondering what a good system monitoring add on would be? Like in Windows how you can have the box thing that says what your CPU usage is, and RAM usage. Stuff like that.

    Thanks And have a nice day

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    Conky is a very popular option:

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    Some screenshots by our membership are posted here:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/cof...ts-2011-a.html

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/cof...reenshots.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    Conky is a very popular option:

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    Some screenshots by our membership are posted here:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/cof...ts-2011-a.html

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/cof...reenshots.html

    Running E17 like you say in previous posts. Running conky can be a bit difficult in E17. So. My post in Macpup thread below for how I ran my ~/.conkyrc in E17 on Macpup

    Puppy Linux Discussion Forum :: View topic - Macpup 511

    Page 2 on that thread shows another conky I tried running but I changed it to above link posted later in the thread. Other members in that thread show how to get conky to show on E17 also.

    This is the current conky I run In AntiX 8.5 in Fluxbox with wbar and lxpanel on one of my laptops (posting from now) .

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    There are also modules you can load in bottom shelve (or new shelves even) in E17 to monitor the things you stated. Just look through the Macpup threads on how to load a module in E17 or add shelves or whatever.
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    Hi.

    I found conky difficult to configure. I use gkrellm and/or xosview ... cheers, drl

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    I used gkrellm for a little while, but didn't quite click with it.
    Right now, I have a fairly simple conky on my screen.
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    I personally like gkrellm quite a bit, but find it somewhat limited in the ways it can be configured. Still, I wouldn't hesitate at all to use it within those limits because it does what it does quite well. The problem with Conky for me, is that I get addicted to playing with different configurations and spend too much time on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    The problem with Conky for me, is that I get addicted to playing with different configurations and spend too much time on them.
    I can see that as a problem... that's why I decided to cheat.
    I looked at the conkyrc files that were posted, and stole pieces of them! I just let you guys do the work for me!
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    Thanks for all the post everyone

    I will go through them and try to get some running. Thanks

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    Hi,
    I got Conky running and then I went on CrunchBang linux forums and found one I liked and used the script put on there

    Now I need to find some sort of new wallpaper for me MoonOS laptop....

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    For some Linux Wallpapers I like >Friend of mines site

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