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26th January 2005, 07:23 AM

Look at the screenshot ppl.

How to get the bottom right corner sys info? Issit by gdesklets or something else? Really want to have some system information on my desktop. Tried gdesklets but no working.. so finding alternatives for it. Anyone know wat the screen shot use?


26th January 2005, 08:36 AM
That thing is called torsmo.


26th January 2005, 08:38 AM
Which is similiar to grkrellm. (http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=21517)

26th January 2005, 09:22 PM
and gdesklets, but i still can't make it work...

27th January 2005, 04:06 AM
Could also be super-karamba...

27th January 2005, 05:51 AM
Will superkaramba run on flubox? That looks like a flubox background and desktop.

28th January 2005, 04:54 AM
I don't see why not - fluxbox supports KDE, right?

28th January 2005, 12:59 PM
i've install torsmo but it keep flickering. And sometimes it just disappear. y?

28th January 2005, 08:35 PM
i've install torsmo but it keep flickering. And sometimes it just disappear. y?
You may need to play around with the settings.

crackers, I've been a gnome user since day one. So I do know if is supports it or not.

1st February 2005, 06:55 PM
kelcherwong -

I have it running in FC3, gnome. I suggest setting the "own_window" varibale value to yes. I also have the "double_buffer" variable set to value yes.

The only issue I have had concerns updating the temps & fan speed. These do not update once torsmo is started. I have to kill & restart torsmo to get updated values. Other items update properly.

Anyone have any exprience with torsmo & FC3 (w/gnome)?

1st February 2005, 08:57 PM

All are good for this. I use gkrellm myself, as you can see in a recent screenshot of my Window Maker desktop on FC3: http://www.fedoraforum.org/gallery/showimage.php?i=414&c=1&cutoffdate=all

gkrellm is that bar that stretches down from the top left-hand corner. gkrellm has lots of pluging and skins.

I used superkaramba in the past and I liked it because it's very easy to write your own themes and plugins. I just haven't gotten around to installing it yet. I have never used gdesklets, but I know lots of people who swear by it.

1st February 2005, 10:58 PM
I have used gkrellm & torsmo. Im a system monitor nut. There is just something addictive about torsmo even though gkrellm is my preferred desktop monitor. My screenshot is in the gallery.

I was trying to assit kelcherwong with what little I know about torsmo. I have it running a small shell script I found & modified to get eth0 ip address shown in the screenshot. These scripts can be run by torsmo via the "execi" command provide in ~/.torsmorc.

1st February 2005, 11:15 PM
i have built an RPM of Torsmo


I did not test it at the moment, becuase is here 23.12pm, so bed-time


1st February 2005, 11:38 PM
Evert -

I have installed your rpm. Works fine on this system (gnome, FC3, kernel 2.6.10-1.741_FC3). Doesnt solve underlying problem with temps not updating or fan speed div error (my fan speed is under reported - needs to multiplied by div = 4 given in the sensors output). Only way I can update temps is to kill & restart torsmo. Guess we will have to wait for next release. Havent tried the cvs version.

5th February 2005, 12:33 AM
Ivanek - thanks. I downloaded Evert's package, and then made the changes that you suggested. The flicker is gone, and it seems to work well. Cool app.