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Tons of Fun 06-18-2005 08:33 AM

Desktop Widgets
Years ago, a friend of mine whom I've lost contact with was running Woody. He had these small "widgets" on his desktop that he installed with apt. They were small boxes that displayed info. One was date/time, one was processor usage, and another showed network traffic. Does anyone know what these are and where I can get more info on them? I would especially like the one showing network traffic.



piscikeeper 06-18-2005 08:52 AM

have you checked out gkrellm? it has everything you listed and more.

Tons of Fun 06-18-2005 09:20 AM

This is exactly what I am looking for. :D Thank you very much.

PTrenholme 06-18-2005 09:23 AM

Are you using KDE? If so, right click on the panel, go to Panel Menu->Add to panel->Applet, and look at the list of available applets. (I like Ksensors, but I've got heat problems, so I need to monitor CPU temp, fan speed, etc.)

I think GNOME has similar applet support, but it's been a while since I've done much with GNOME.

CletusJones 06-18-2005 10:14 AM

Also check out gdesklets. There's just as many and in some cases I think they look better than what's offered in gkrellm.

Chromezero 06-18-2005 10:17 AM

Super Karamba may be an option to look at as well. You can do alot of cool things with it suchs as: system tempatures, eth0 connection, etc, etc...

Check out for some examples.

Tons of Fun 06-18-2005 10:46 AM

I am currently running gnome. I installed gkrellm and have it running. This is what I was looking for. Now I will look at gdesklets and see which one I like better.

Thanks a lot for the suggestions.


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