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Old 12-06-2006, 10:10 PM   #1
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System info

Hi, this has prob been answered before, and cant seem to find anything on it in the forum using the search, prob because am using the wrong keywords..

My question is, does anyone know what software/called, to show you system info on your desktop.

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Old 12-06-2006, 10:26 PM   #2
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do you actually mean a program to display the information constantly on your desktop such as widgets? or do you mean the commands? if the former, i dont know what theyre called but im sure not _that_ hard to find--ive never used them. if the later, you can run commands such as 'lspci' and check the files in /proc/ to view hardware information, such as 'cat /proc/cpuinfo' for cpu information of course.
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'uname' will display various information about your system. Arch, kernel name, hostname etc.
'free -m' will display your RAM and Swap stats in MB
'uptime' will tell you how long your system has been running
'df -h' will tell you what filesystems are mounted, where they are mounted, and how much disk space is used on them
'fdisk -l' will show you your partition table

If you're looking for applets, there are programs like Conky and adesklets which will display system information.

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Old 12-07-2006, 12:01 AM   #4
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There's also a little utility called lshw (see the link to download) that I've used. It's text based though, not GUI.
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Forget all other system monitors, MGM, the Moaning Goat Meter is, in the words of the website
Originally Posted by the goat moans
...the ultimate sixty-ton cast iron lawn ornament for the desktops of today's hacker set: A gorgeous, highly configurable load and status meter written entirely in Perl. Serious pink-flamingo territory. For evil geniuses only.
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THanks for all your replys, yes i was lookiing for some to stay on the desktop, I'll be sure to check out all the options you have provided.
Thank Again

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glrellm is one such utility..




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I like torsmo. It's easy to configure and looks pretty good.


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