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I'm using Salix (slackware based) for the default setup of their ratpoison release. vis a vis no screenshot. black desktop with black term. not even a fancy prompt. only really use x for pdf and image viewing.
Distribution: Debian Sid AMD64, Raspbian Wheezy, various VMs
Originally Posted by trademark91
Not with conky's cpu reader.
I'm late on on this I know but I think this is the key to the seeming discrepancies with the CPU load mentioned.
In the conkyrc shown the average load is given the argument "cpu" with no number, which may default to cpu1 (the man page I found doesn't seem to say) i.e. the first core of the CPU and the graph being displayed is for "cpu1" which is definately the first core of the CPU. Replacing both of these with "cpu0" woulddisplay the load average and cpu graph averaged over all cores.
Some more playing. Awesome. I think Awesome WM. Pretty easy to install but requires a recompile of Cairo. Build script can't go to SBo (they don't like stuff like that). This is the default config. Haven't had time to play with it.