Simple CPU MEM and NET monitor
Karamba
Description:

This is a simple monitor I use on my desktop(hacked from another one I don't remember the name), got off looking at those big ones covering a lot of screen... basically I want to see what is happening on my comp but not all the unnecessary details.

So just Extract and add using "Install new widgets"-->"Install from file"

**depends on acpi,hddtemp,lm_sensors

I have kept them separated so that it easy to just keep what you want.

Have fun!
Last changelog:

8 years ago

V1.6 Updated Power/Battery indicator

V1.5 Added CPU monitor for intel i7 and like (dual quad core)

V1.4 Minor changes.

V1.3 Changed Default Location of the monitors from x=0,y=0 to y+=100, so that Top panel doesnt hide the theme

packed all thems inside tar.gz file to make them installable directly from Superkaramba's 'Get new Stuff'

Thanks Lechio for the suggestions.

V1.2 Added Power monitor for Laptops

V1.1 Added Temp monitors for CPU and HDD, and a separate quad core CPU monitor.

V1.0 Simple monitor for CPU MEM and NET

janet

8 years ago

In KDE4 we need composite enabled to show this theme with a transparent frame. To avoid that (I'm stuck to a not-composite-capable notebook) I changed the positions of the bars etc. and the width of the applet a little. Now it just has a tiny 1 pixel white frame which IMHO looks much better in solid mode (you won't see any difference when your box is capable of real transparency):

If you want to try: set the width of the whole applet to w=226, startposition of background image x=1, for bar.png x=87, text x=40 and x=4 for sensor name.

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techbugs

8 years ago

cool.. thanks. will add to the theme

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fyujj

8 years ago

Of all the superkaramba hardware monitor themes I've tried only JADS would read temps, but it's huge and not much clean. Xsensors reads them and so the applet I have in Gnome. Aside from that I like it.

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fyujj

8 years ago

Maybe it was cos I hadn't ktemperatures installed. Now I forgot how to download new superkaramba themes..

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mirzaD

8 years ago

When I add TEMP widget desktop it doesn't show HDD temp and shows CPU temp.
If I add TEMP widget as super user "sudo" trough superkaramba it shows HDD temp...

How to solve this issue ?

Using Kubuntu 8.10

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techbugs

8 years ago

Hi,

Try this command
"hddtemp /dev/sda"
and if it gives error
"sudo hddtemp /dev/sda"

output should be something like
/dev/sda: Hitachi HTS542525K9SA00: 38°C


if the later works then you will need to change the same in the TEMP.skz file..
Procedure
1. Rename TEMP.skz to TEMP.zip
2. Extract
3. Open TEMP.theme in text editor and change "hddtemp /dev/sda" to "sudo hddtemp /dev/sda"
4. Re zip to TEMP.zip
5. Rename back to TEMP.skz

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mirzaD

8 years ago

thanks for an answer but it doesn't work that way. i changed source as you pointed out but now when i add a widget it doesn't show any thing. i suppose that it requires a password for sudo but it can't get it.

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techbugs

8 years ago

if you need to do sudo for hddtemp try giving permission to your user on hddtemp...

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Lechio

8 years ago

Hi there. First congrats for your theme, very simple and usable.

A couple of things that could be improved:

- The packaging: don't put the skz file inside a zip archive otherwise it will fail to install with the "get new stuff" option in SuperKaramba;

- The position of the themes on screen: when a person has the panel at the top of the screen, the themes get covered by the panel, and will not show, making a theme display at (0,0) coordinates is not a good idea. Try to make them display lower, maybe something like x=100 would be a good spot. Also don't make the different themes display at the same positions.

- The size of the themes:
Background image is of 230x16, but in the theme files that display two rows you have the sizes of 240x25. Should be something like "h=32" in those and something like "h=64" for the quad core, otherwise those will crop.


Other than that it's a nice, simple theme and my choice for showing CPU info :)
Regards, Lechio



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techbugs

8 years ago

Hi Lechio.. Thanks for the comments and suggestions, I'll work things out and update the code, however I dont know if i can upload multiple skz files in one theme here..
thanks again
Siddharth

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Lechio

8 years ago

The issue is not really in your theme, but in how Superkaramba reads the package. Being a zip file, Superkaramba assumes that it is packaged as an skz file, when in fact it is a compressed zip file with multiple skz files inside.

It's a quick fix for the packaging, instead of using zip as compression, use the .tar.gz compression format. Put all of your skz files inside that tar.gz package and it's done.

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hadamar

8 years ago

Very nice for my laptop.
Ny the way me added one more sensor:

bar x=95 y=3 w=142 h=10 name="bar" vertical=false path="img/bar.png" sensor=program program="powersave -b | grep per | awk {'print $3'}" interval=10000
text x=50 y=0 w=43 h=15 sensor=program program="echo `powersave -b | grep per | awk {'print $3'}` %" interval=10000 align=right fontsize=13

text x=50 y=14 w=142 h=15 sensor=program program="echo `powersave -b | grep AC | awk {'print $3'}`/`powersave -b | grep Ch | awk {'print $3'}`" interval=10000 align=right fontsize=13

It looks good on my laptop.

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techbugs

8 years ago

Hey thanks man.. cool I'll just add a quick power meter too.

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pigulici

8 years ago

how to make it to stay on top , to see on other windows(browser, file manager, etc?)

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apachelogger

8 years ago

This widget requires superkaramba to be installed, Superkaramba however is not a direct dependency (only runtime enhancement) for plasma.
I moved it to the karama section in order to reflect this (+avoid confusion since it is not working at all without superkaramba installed).

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patkoscsaba

8 years ago

Thanks for the new version. It needed some small changes for me, hddtemp reported my temperature differently, but it is a great little superkaramba theme... good work.

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pranny

8 years ago

Good work !

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techbugs

8 years ago

Cool, so i have some work to do, Quad Core and CPU/HDD Temp Monitors coming up..

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patkoscsaba

8 years ago

This is great. You saved me a couple of hours... ;) I was just going to write something like this, but as you have already done it, thanks.
Still, I'll wait for the next version with temperatures ... I'm too lazy now to modify it.

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Havoc65

8 years ago

Thanks for getting that working great job

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Anywhere

8 years ago

...it thinks my quad core has only got two cores. Can you support more than two cores? I could use this.

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Havoc65

8 years ago

Nice job

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joethefox

8 years ago

yes pretty nice, but I think this is a superkaramba theme (plasmoid script) not a plasmoid binary.

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techbugs

8 years ago

:-) yeah.. superkaramba script.. i'll pick the correct category next time..

Thanks for the comments... usually i just write things for my own (this one is on my screen for a few months now), I'll keep posting whenever i do things now on.

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8 years ago

V1.6 Updated Power/Battery indicator

V1.5 Added CPU monitor for intel i7 and like (dual quad core)

V1.4 Minor changes.

V1.3 Changed Default Location of the monitors from x=0,y=0 to y+=100, so that Top panel doesnt hide the theme

packed all thems inside tar.gz file to make them installable directly from Superkaramba's 'Get new Stuff'

Thanks Lechio for the suggestions.

V1.2 Added Power monitor for Laptops

V1.1 Added Temp monitors for CPU and HDD, and a separate quad core CPU monitor.

V1.0 Simple monitor for CPU MEM and NET

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