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Old 12-29-2006, 10:39 PM   #1
mr.v.
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Q. about displaying active resource monitor on the desktop...


I was using the Damn Small Linux live-cd and noticed that they have a cool resource monitor that appears to simply be on the wallpaper/background as opposed to a separate window. I think it's really cool. I'd like to add that to my backgrounds on Ubuntu GNOME desktop as well as my XFCE4 desktop on Slackware 11.

How can I do this? Is this a program? Is this feature unique to DSL 3.1? or is it a common feature available to all distributions w/ X that I simply haven't seen before (I'm pretty new so that isn't saying much =)

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Old 12-29-2006, 10:57 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by mr.v.
I was using the Damn Small Linux live-cd and noticed that they have a cool resource monitor that appears to simply be on the wallpaper/background as opposed to a separate window. I think it's really cool. I'd like to add that to my backgrounds on Ubuntu GNOME desktop as well as my XFCE4 desktop on Slackware 11.
I haven't used DSL but you may be referring to conky or it could be one of the desklets software like adesklets, gdesklets or even superkaramba.

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How can I do this? Is this a program? Is this feature unique to DSL 3.1? or is it a common feature available to all distributions w/ X that I simply haven't seen before (I'm pretty new so that isn't saying much =)
As far as conky and adesklets concerned, you can simply apt-get it in Ubuntu. With slackware, you would have to either get a precompiled one from LinuxPackages or compile one yourself.

Tux,

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