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Old 03-15-2006, 10:34 AM   #1
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system info


really dumb question i know, but when i look at linux screenshots they always look amazing. they all have system info on the side of their desktop with graphs displaying proccessor information and everything else

how do i get this?
 
Old 03-15-2006, 10:37 AM   #2
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Your seeing gdesklets probably. Depending on your distro gdesklets can be easy or ruthless to install. If you are running a debain based distro then apt-get can obtain the packages that you need. Then you will need to attend the gdesklets site for updated packages to install.
 
Old 03-15-2006, 10:42 AM   #3
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im running mandriva.. i'll have a look now.. thanks mate
 
Old 03-15-2006, 10:44 AM   #4
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im running KDE does that matter? or do i need to switch to Gnome to run it?
 
Old 03-15-2006, 10:47 AM   #5
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On these forums, I've heard some people talk of gkrellm for monitoring utilities too. Maybe those are useful as well.
 
Old 03-15-2006, 10:49 AM   #6
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If you are using KDE, install superkaramba. You can get themes from the karamba section at kde-look.org.
 
Old 03-15-2006, 11:19 AM   #7
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thanks guys, very usefull, i tried installing superkaramba for kde, during ./configure i get this:

Superkaramba can't be compiled
because of missing Python libraries/headers.

i installed all the software i could find on python from rpmdrake but i'm still missing the libraries/headers? how do i get these?

thanks
 
Old 03-15-2006, 11:29 AM   #8
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Code:
#urpmi superkaramba
You can add more urpmi sources by following the instructions easyurpmi.
 
Old 03-15-2006, 11:44 AM   #9
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oh cool thanks alot, sorry to be so annoying but what does that do?
i did what you said and i get this:

[laptop@localhost superkaramba]$ #urpmi superkaramba
[laptop@localhost superkaramba]$

then i run ./configure again and i get the same problem

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Old 03-15-2006, 12:02 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by linux-idiot
oh cool thanks alot, sorry to be so annoying but what does that do?
i did what you said and i get this:

[laptop@localhost superkaramba]$ #urpmi superkaramba
[laptop@localhost superkaramba]$

then i run ./configure again and i get the same problem
Urpmi is Mandrivas package manager. You can find out more about how to use it on this http://www.zebulon.org.uk and you can get instructions for setting up at easyurpmi.

The command I posted above installs Superkaramba either from your installation discs or from any online sources you make have setup. There is no need to configure and make anything. You can setup your urpmi sources and then install the packages from the software section in the Mandriva Control Center if you are not too keen on using the command line.
 
Old 03-15-2006, 03:05 PM   #11
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oh right, thanks for explaining, i solved the problem now. i got told to download python-devel, it contains the lib and header files i needed.

i now have a system info and a US terror alert icon on my desktop very cool, i love linux! booted up my windows computer.. XP just seems like a childrens toy now
 
  


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