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Looking for a program (Mint)

By Slayer_ ·
On Xp I had a program on my desktop that gave a transparent overlay of my systems status. both CPU usage, Wifi usage, lan usage, internal and External IP, Ram usage, HDD usage, HDD activity and lastly, battery level.

Anything on Mint that does the same?

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What desktop is that?

by seanferd In reply to Looking for a program (Mi ...
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I dunno, i think so

by Slayer_ In reply to What desktop is that?
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If Gnome, here is the Gnome way to go

by seanferd In reply to I dunno, i think so
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Tried, might need more options

by Slayer_ In reply to If Gnome, here is the Gno ...

gDesklets doesn't seem to work, click it, nothing happens. Tried restarting, no help.

jackfield appears to be discontinued (Too bad they never got the yahoo widgets working, I could have used my old Windows ones).

Installed Conky, can't figure out how to turn it on. Its not showing up in the menu.

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Read more here.....

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Tells me much, except how to start Conky

by Slayer_ In reply to Read more here.....

That's my first hurdle, then where to enter that text they mention would be the next.

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You need to add it to the menu.

by seanferd In reply to Tells me much, except how ...

I believe the first link I posted earlier showed how to add things to menus.

The installed help files should be more specific to your current installation, so you might find out better how to add menu items there.

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This might help you SinisterSlay.....

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Without using the terminal (newbie here)

by dldorrance In reply to Tells me much, except how ...

1. Find the path to Conky. On the Desktop click on Computer, then Filesystem. Then click Search and enter Conky, right click on the executable file (blue, shows gears) to find the path (/usr/bin/conky).

2. Make a Launcher. Right click on the Desktop. Click on Create Launcher. The Name or Comment could be Conky. For the Command right click and paste in the path. Click OK.

You now have a launcher for conky on your desktop. You can change the icon by right clicking the launcher, clicking on the icon, which will run your icon file. Click on the icon of choice.

You may move the launcher off the Desktop down onto the Gnome panel by dragging it there.

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Making progress...

by Slayer_ In reply to Tells me much, except how ...

I have managed to launch Conky but it disappears as soon as you click something.

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