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Old 08-26-2015, 09:48 AM   #1
DarKnyt
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Conky alternatives available for Mint?


Hey,I've installed linux mint 17.2 rafaela 32 bit. I wonder if there's any software that I can use as monitoring tool for my computer resources. I've seen a software called Conky,that you can "put" on your desktop and check your system resources without clicking every single time. For some reasons,I couldn't install Conku on my computer,so I wonder if there's any other softwares similar to conky? thanks in advance
 
Old 08-26-2015, 10:36 AM   #2
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Gkrellm

Code:
harry@harry-RV410-RV510-S3510-E3510 ~ $ apt search gkrellm
p   gkrellm                         - GNU Krell Monitors                        
p   gkrellm:i386                    - GNU Krell Monitors                        
p   gkrellm-bfm                     - system load plugin for gkrellm with a duck
p   gkrellm-bfm:i386                - system load plugin for gkrellm with a duck
v   gkrellm-common                  -                                           
v   gkrellm-common:i386             -                                           
p   gkrellm-cpufreq                 - CPU frequency plugin for GKrellM          
p   gkrellm-cpufreq:i386            - CPU frequency plugin for GKrellM          
p   gkrellm-gkrellmpc               - GKrellM plugin for controlling MPD        
p   gkrellm-gkrellmpc:i386          - GKrellM plugin for controlling MPD        
p   gkrellm-hdplop                  - hard drive activity monitor GKrellM plugin
p   gkrellm-hdplop:i386             - hard drive activity monitor GKrellM plugin
p   gkrellm-ibam                    - Advanced battery monitor for laptops - gkr
p   gkrellm-ibam:i386               - Advanced battery monitor for laptops - gkr
p   gkrellm-leds                    - Keyboard LED monitor for GKrellM          
p   gkrellm-leds:i386               - Keyboard LED monitor for GKrellM          
p   gkrellm-mailwatch               - GKrellM plugin to watch mailboxes in multi
p   gkrellm-mailwatch:i386          - GKrellM plugin to watch mailboxes in multi
p   gkrellm-mldonkey                - mldonkey plugin for gkrellm2              
p   gkrellm-mldonkey:i386           - mldonkey plugin for gkrellm2              
p   gkrellm-radio                   - FM radio tuner for GKrellM                
p   gkrellm-radio:i386              - FM radio tuner for GKrellM                
p   gkrellm-reminder                - useful reminder plugin for gkrellm        
p   gkrellm-reminder:i386           - useful reminder plugin for gkrellm        
p   gkrellm-thinkbat                - ThinkPad laptops battery status indicator 
p   gkrellm-thinkbat:i386           - ThinkPad laptops battery status indicator 
p   gkrellm-volume                  - A mixer plugin for GKrellM                
p   gkrellm-volume:i386             - A mixer plugin for GKrellM                
p   gkrellm-x86info                 - gkrellm plugin displaying the current proc
p   gkrellm-x86info:i386            - gkrellm plugin displaying the current proc
p   gkrellm-xkb                     - Keyboard layout indicator plugin for GKrel
p   gkrellm-xkb:i386                - Keyboard layout indicator plugin for GKrel
p   gkrellmapcupsd                  - gkrellm plugin displaying the current proc
p   gkrellmapcupsd:i386             - gkrellm plugin displaying the current proc
p   gkrellmd                        - GNU Krell Monitors Server                 
p   gkrellmd:i386                   - GNU Krell Monitors Server                 
p   gkrellmitime                    - Internet time plugin for gkrellm          
p   gkrellmitime:i386               - Internet time plugin for gkrellm          
p   gkrellmoon                      - Gkrellm Moon Clock Plugin                 
p   gkrellmoon:i386                 - Gkrellm Moon Clock Plugin                 
p   gkrellmwireless                 - 802.11 wireless link monitor plugin for GK
p   gkrellmwireless:i386            - 802.11 wireless link monitor plugin for GK
harry@harry-RV410-RV510-S3510-E3510 ~ $ inxi -S
System:    Host: harry-RV410-RV510-S3510-E3510 Kernel: 3.19.0-5-exton x86_64 (64 bit) 
           Desktop: MATE 1.8.1  Distro: Linux Mint 17 Qiana
 
Old 08-26-2015, 05:52 PM   #3
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there's nothing wrong with gkrellm, but there's nothing wrong with conky either.
i've used conky from day zero (about 4 years ago) and i have never ever even heard of a case of not being able to install conky.
 
Old 08-26-2015, 08:21 PM   #4
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I'm with rokytnji, Gkrellm has lived on my desktop for ages!

Play Bonny!

 
Old 08-26-2015, 09:07 PM   #5
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I've also used both, in fact, I've used both on Mint. Conky gets kudos for eye-candy, but I prefer Gkrellm for its compactness, and there's a large library of skins and plugins that can make Gkrellm quite the eye candy too.
 
  


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