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Old 01-13-2004, 04:00 PM   #1
BiTurboMan
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Displaying Processes on the Wallpaper...???


Part 1:
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This may be silly question, but I once saw a picture of someone's screenshot. The wallpaper is a "Dragonfly" - I have that in RH9 Gnome.

But the interesting thing is that he had the Page File, Memory, Processor usage etc. all on the background running as if they are like little applets on ACTIVE Desktop (on Win98+)..

On my machine, I am running multiple processes and servers along with a database, web server etc. So, I really want to set this up so that I can just glance and know what's going on....


Any Ideas?


Part 2:
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Config:

Motherboard: Intel 865GBF (built in video)
RH9 on P4 3.0Ghz, 1GB Ram, 160Gb/120Gb/80Gb HDs, 8x +/- DVD Burner..

How should I go about installing the right video drivers? Games such as Tuxracer etc.. run slow as HELL!


Part 3:
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I have IBM Scrollpoint Mouse (sort of like joystick instead of wheel for scrolling) and the F__ing scroll function is so erratic that even a women with PMS would be more predictable...


Please help.

thank you.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 07:28 PM   #2
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1. Well if your using KDE there's Karamba which can be checked out at kde-look.org

Or maybe you mean this. Thats my old desktop using gkrellm w/ an invisible skin to make it look as if it were directly on the wallpaper.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 12:04 AM   #3
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Thank you... That's exactly it!.. now how can I get that on my desktop....

is this an util on RH9 or a package (rpm etc.) on the web?

....not too brilliant on Linux yet.. however, the flame has been ignited

I'll still google it and see.. Thnx once
 
Old 01-14-2004, 12:08 AM   #4
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go to http://shrike.freshrpms.net and download all the gkrellm packages and install them by double clicking on the packages. there's also some dependancy packages that maybe required, but you should be able to get those there too.
basically install the dependancies first, then the gkrellm packages starting with the first gkrellm package. then install gkrellm-plugins and then gkrellm-themes. to start gkrellm, the command is "gkrellm" without the quotes.

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Old 01-14-2004, 12:25 AM   #5
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Ok, got that installed and running.... how do I change the theme???
 
Old 01-14-2004, 12:28 AM   #6
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i'm using the package for redhat 7.3 so i don't know how different this is gonna be for you. but...

rightclick on gkrellm and choose Configuration.
there's a menu on the left hand side that says Themes. click on that.
scroll down the list box and choose the theme you want. when done, click the OK button.

Gkrellm Properties Screenshot
 
Old 01-14-2004, 12:43 AM   #7
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I downloaded it from rpmfind.... I didn't get that from your link....willl try yours first....
 
Old 01-14-2004, 12:55 AM   #8
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Here is a small question:

when I run "gkrellm" in terminal window (gnome), it runs fine.... however,
the terminal is locked (can't type any command ...) when I CTRL+C, it ends and I get the prompt but, GKRELLM also closes...... what do I DO?
 
Old 01-14-2004, 12:59 AM   #9
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make a link to gkrellm. the reason you see that behavior is because that shell session opened gkrellm and won't return until gkrellm is closed.

here's how to make a desktop icon in kde:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=134596

in the Command textbox in the Execute Tab, enter "gkrellm" instead of "opera %u".


you can do the same thing in gnome. i don't use gnome much at all (okay hardly ever) so you'll have to figure out how to do that. i think the particulars with the command to use should be the same as kde.

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Old 01-14-2004, 02:49 AM   #10
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Or just type a & character at the end of the command line before pressing enter

Code:
gkrellm &
This will run gkrellm as a background process, and you can then close the terminal.
NB: This also works for any program that you open from a terminal, such as mozilla, gimp or openoffice.

Hope this helps
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Old 01-14-2004, 07:21 AM   #11
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Quote:
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Or just type a & character at the end of the command line before pressing enter

Code:
gkrellm &
This will run gkrellm as a background process, and you can then close the terminal.
NB: This also works for any program that you open from a terminal, such as mozilla, gimp or openoffice.

Hope this helps
from Ian
That's it, except you can't close the terminal without all the apps you opened with that terminal also closing
 
Old 01-14-2004, 03:07 PM   #12
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Sounds good guys.... but now, I'll ask you really silly question.... how do I create a shortcut on Gnome for gkrellm....?

I am so focused on the server processes etc.. that I haven't even explored a slight bit of all the bells and whistles RH9 has... I've used nautilus for few times... mostly, terminal and browser. ...that's it....

ny case....

Thanks ...
 
  


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